Head shots can become very interesting when you have the right lighting tools and some creative energy.
This week was a fun one. I took studio quality head shots using my speed light and a soft box set up. It was so fun learning how to position the lighting set up to create flattering light on my models’ faces. I also practiced positioning my models to show off their jaw line and cheek bones.
Along with positioning my model I also learned how to create different lighting patterns to accent my models faces and create different moods. I used the butterfly and rembrandt lighting patterns, but my favorite style was split lighting. I tried to get a little more creative using an extra speed light as well as positioning my models face in a profile.
I got some great inspiration from Peter Hurley. He is a genius and has some great tips!