“The image was shot with a Nikon D3 and 85mm f1.8D lens. EXIF was 1/125, f2, ISO160. The photo was lit with one 60″ Umbrella Softbox, camera right and a Nikon SB-800 speedlight.
It was shot using the “Brenizer” method and is composed of 19 or 20 images blended together. I had to blend it manually, because Photoshop had a hard time doing it automatically.
Post processing started in Lightroom 5 with some minor color/contrast adjustments and applying it to all of the selected images. From there they went into Photoshop for the major retouching, dodging and burning, contrast adjustments, color et cetera.”- Bernard Brand