This week's Tuesday's Tips comes from an assignment I shot for People magazine of Sir Anthony Hopkins. He was one of the nicest people I have ever photographed. Hopkins was sitting on a sofa in front of a window and leaning on the armrest. To light the photograph I used a Dynalite 800 pack and a single Dynalite head shot through a medium Chimera soft box. I place a strip on Rosco half CTO filter over the strobe head to slightly warm the light. Opposite the strobe I used a 52 inch white reflector to bounce some light back on to his face. To obtain the exposure I used a Sekonic 508 meter to read the strobe output and the camera meter to read the ambient light through the curtain. As the ambient light dropped so did my shutter speed. The goal was to have just a hint of available light coming through the curtain. The Dyanlites were fired using a PocketWizard.