https://500px.com/photo/5897916/vladimir-malcev-actor-by-sergei-sarakhanov?from=user https://500px.com/photo/5897917/vladimir-malcev-actor-by-sergei-sarakhanov?from=user https://500px.com/photo/6203071/v-f-kazachkov-actor-by-sergei-sarakhanov?from=user Photo of hot light being used: https://500px.com/photo/77052255/stanley-greene-war-photographer-by-sergei-sarakhanov?from=user I can't seem to figure out how to get this kind of lighting though I've tried getting a 5' photek softlighter (reflective umbrella) just out of frame and throwing the majority of the light in front of the subject to "feather" it. I'm about 80% close but still can't seem to figure out how the light across the face is so even and smooth. Mine has some shinier/sparklier highlights across the face which I would like to even out like in the examples. The photographer is using 400ISO film and has other pictures that show use of hot lights, which in my experience something like an Arri fresnel gives out a very smooth light even with just barn doors on. It's hard to tell from the catchlight what exactly what used. If anyone has done this exact kind of lighting before, please offer some insight - thank you!