I recently shot a portrait of Darin Dahms for an advance the Tribune ran on his play, “The Player King.” The production is a one-man play written, directed and performed by Dahms about Edwin Booth, the brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. I used a pretty simple lighting setup: one Canon 580 EX fired through a shoot-through umbrella at about 1/32 power. Dialing the power down this low allowed me to mix in the ambient from the theater’s house lights. Since it was a one-man play I wanted to show Dahms alone on the stage in front of the theater’s seats. After the portrait, I shot a quick video interview with Dahms explaining the play.