The assignment was to promote Canon's groundbreaking 50-megapixel 5DS camera, along with the Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlites, featuring spectacular imagery.
The challenge was to create exceptional imagery, lighting and emotion using the small portable Speedlite strobes. I positioned the Speedlites so they would cross-light the boxer Stephen, using soft boxes with grids, to accentuate his muscular physique.
I shot a range of poses and boxing actions for this project; and the strongest shot is this one where Stephen is closing his eyes and looking down. The photo has become a strong promotional image for Canon.