The less light you allow - the more dramatic the image.
Creating shadows that are pleasing can be a challenge.
This setup was one soft box on camera right feathered to create more of a silhouette.
A gold reflector on camera right to throw a little light and pull me off the black background.
And lastly, a white fill board to bounce a bit more light under my chin and fill in my face while keeping the play of shadow.
Fun to try out and manipulate the light this way.