Friday, May 4, 2012

Experimenting with Headshots

After doing an online course on headshots, I convinced the wife to stand in front of the camera and experiment with some different types of lighting.  My first attempt was quite unsuccessful.  I tried lighting her with a single ring flash with two speedlights creating a blown out background.

I think my second attempt was much more successful.  I opened up two umbrellas and used clam shell lighting to take the following shots, underexposing the bottom "shell" by about 2/3 of a stop.  I also had a third bare speedlight on the background.  Each picture was shot with the 60mm macro Canon lens at 125th and f2.8.  I concentrated on focusing on the front eye for each shot.

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