simple lighting setup for headshots
This is one from a series of images for Graham, to use at casting calls. We did a number of straight-forward portraits at first .. but towards the end of the session went for a more free-form portrait session where Graham performed in front of the camera. This in the end showed a lot more of his personality.
More about the lighting set-up ..
The lighting setup was simple. A flashgun bounced into a 60″ umbrella to camera left, and another flashgun against the background to give a little bit of separation.
I used Q-flashes, but they might as well have been speedlights. The background was a paper roll background set up in my living room.
settings: 1/200 @ f8 @ 200 ISO, to expose for my subject.
I don’t recall what the specific metering was for the background, but I wish I had moved the flashgun a little bit more to spread the light more over the background, instead of so localized.
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