Thank you for all the fun we had the last time I did headshots. One of the girls that we worked over was my daughter. For several days, she bounded down to my computer/photo station to see what new and exciting things had been done to her that day.
For this set of headshots, I used a black background with a pair of Studio Max lights. One was over my right shoulder (1/1 power) and the other was shoulder height on the models' right (1/4 power). The lights were shooting into a reflecting umbrella that had a white diffusing panel on it. I used my speedlight at 1/128 on the camera firing vertically to optically trigger the flashes.
Shot/saved RAW and JPG at the same time. These are JPGs, SOOC.
I'm linking to only a few photos, but there are more available on flickr.
Specific questions (but please feel free to add your own comments...I'm here to learn):
1. I quite often have a sloppy catchlight in the models' right eye (edge of scelara and iris), how do I get rid of that? Do I put the fill light slightly behind the model or is the second catchlight OK?
2. The camera was set on flash for white balance. The pictures seem a bit warm to me. How do others see the White Balance on these?
3. My standard pose is to have the model stand at a 45 degree angle and then turn their head directly toward the camera? Does this work for you? Any suggestions for improvements?
4. What's the best way to avoid the shiny foreheads? It was early in their practice so that shouldn't have been sweating much by then. Suggestions?
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/godspell2010/6995050161/ 8P9T1296 by CPAM Pix, on Flickr
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/godspell2010/6995044001/ 8P9T1334 by CPAM Pix, on Flickr
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/godspell2010/6848918976/ 8P9T1303 by CPAM Pix, on Flickr
IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/6995040465_7e896371cd_b.jpg 8P9T1282 by CPAM Pix, on Flickr
IMAGE: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6218/6995036801_457f05633d_b.jpg 8P9T1259 by CPAM Pix, on Flickr
IMAGE: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6236/6995038089_e5bd35cc36_b.jpg 8P9T1294 by CPAM Pix, on Flickr
IMAGE: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6046/6995032815_310420775c_b.jpg 8P9T1266 by CPAM Pix, on Flickr