The capture above did not start out with me looking to create an image full of apprehension. I had to photograph Tanner and I looked around to find an ideal spot. My goal was to show off his physique using harsh lighting, show off his strong jaw line and darken the background. Subject, simplify and focus. That is my normal process. I had him sit on the chair in a formal fashion because I did not want something cheesy, I clamped a speedlight to a post in front of him, pointed the flash directly at his face and told him to close his eyes so I do not blind him with my light. The outcome is a man bathed in bright light and framed by his own reflection while he sits on a chair next to an opening to the woods. I’m sure there is a story here about why he is so apprehensive and fearful of the unknown beyond the porch and in the woods.