I worked with the Paul C. Buff, Inc. marketing department on a collaboration with Tether Tools to share some of my process when creating headshots. I wanted to showcase a traditional headshot as well as something a little more creative since this is the approach I take with every headshot session I do.
We had two models and four very different, but simple lighting setups.
Shooting tethered is absolutely essential to me when taking headshots. On this particular shoot we had two people who felt very comfortable in front of the camera, but more often than not many people feel uneasy in front of the camera. I find tethering helps to ease people’s worries and make them see how great the images are looking. If needed it also helps me adjust the way I am shooting if there is something about the way they look that they want to be less noticeable.
The biggest challenge on this shoot was capturing the perfect moment when I was taking photos of Leon walking toward the camera since he needed to be in the “perfect” spot lighting wise as well as capturing him with the “perfect” expression.
For post-processing, Lightroom was used for basic color correction/contrast and then every image was taken into Photoshop for final retouching of skin/hair.
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