We shot this network news anchor team in the local NBC broadcast studio. It would have been easier to shoot in our studio, but they wanted their broadcast background behind them.
We set up a six foot softbox on the right and a six foot strip light on the left, both feathered across the group to keep the exposure value consistent from side to side. We dialed in the difference between the two lights needed to create a pleasant transition from highlights to soft shadows.
A tall boom stand behind on the right held the accent spot that lit their hair and provided separation from the dark background. A little help with their posing and hand placement and we have a very professional team. No coaxing needed to get smiles from these pros.