Over the Easter Weekend I had an itch to do some headshot work. A quick call-out on Facebook and I was able to have Amy and her daughter Valerie visit the studio. On short notice there wasn’t time for hair and makeup which at first I admit was challenging to find the right look and pose to go with. I decided to try something new and include a posing table (aka narrow bookshelf with cutting board top and white foam core for light bounce) with a single beauty dish and charcoal seamless. Including the posing table allowed me to incorporate hand positioning into the shot. While shooting and directing Amy I tried to remember the do’s and don’ts of hand positioning by Joe Edelman.
The image was converted to black and white in Lightroom 5, dodged and burned in Photoshop with a high pass filter for sharpness.
In the end I’m pleased the shots were done without hair and makeup
- Nikon D600
- 1/125s f6.3 ISO200
- Nikon 80-200mm 2.8 (112mm)
- Nikon SB-910 (commander)
- Nikon SB-600 1/8 Power (-1/3)
- 22″ Beauty Dish
- Charcoal Seamless
- Yellow Pages for extra seat height