Some nice reaction to my last self-portrait post.
Now it’s Friday again and I’m messing with the studio set-up to give some more options for Business Headshots. There’s a lot of them about at the moment.
So out with the Clamshell lighting. A simple but effective beauty lighting: one light and a shiney reflector (in this case the triflector and stand).
And what Beauty is on hand to try it out? Well just me actually.
Last time someone asked that I smiled a bit. Trying to pull a natural smile on your own in a dark room isn’t easy but I tried.
Only that lovely clamshell lighting picked up all those wrinkles – I look like a pug! Time for some delicate photoshop!!!
One of these might actually work for a new profile image? Text your votes now!
For the interested, I also tested out the tethered set-up for another job on next week. This allowed me to trigger the camera remotely with the wireless mouse and review the images in Lightroom without leaving my seat. I just had to trust the autofocus – which did a very good job at f2 on the 85mmf1.4. You may also spot that I added a small backlight so I have a slightly better edge to my hairline in the later photos (click the image for the higher res version). I just the Lowel video light but it’s hard to direct on your own. The background is a dark pop-up but it’s getting no light so it’s gone practically black. Liking the Black more and more…