Well it didn't really light his face but that was the look I was going for. No photoshop trickery here, this is really what the muzzle flash of a 45 sig sauer looks like at f4 iso 3200. Unfourtunatly it was no where near bright enough to really light his face so we added a bare 430exii low camera left at 1/128 power. I did some dodging and burning to try and change the apparent direction of the light source and then did a split tone to give the highlights a slight orange cast and the shadows a slight blue one.
CC welcomed and appreciated.
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07_08_2012 (0106).jpg by DapperPhoto, on Flickr