When we had friends over for dinner and games, we ran out of time taking pictures to do both high key and low key photos of everyone. I thought it would be neat to process a couple of the high key images with a grungy/sports style. It was hit and miss but worked out really well for a couple. I still like the low key combo better but this reminds me of stuff I’ve seen on movie posters or promo material for Game of Thrones.
Flip-flopping from the lighting and processing style shown in this article, I wanted to try a very dark low key look where the faces appear to just be emerging from blackness. The catchlights are intended to look otherworldly and dangerous. The processing emphasizes a toughness found in sports photos. I’m very happy with the results.