Shooting headshots with a one flash setup
Firing a flash directly at the subject produces harsh light, so the first step is to soften this.
One of the simplest ways to do it is to use a small softbox, but most of these are only around 30cm wide, so you need to position the flash as close to the subject as possible.
The other key accessory is a reflector (either a piece of white card or a ready-made reflector), which you should position on the opposite side to the flash to bounce light back into the shadow areas.
■ Flashgun ■ Off-camera triggers ■ Softbox ■ Reflectors
PAGE 1: How to set up your home studio to shoot headshots
PAGE 2: How to set up your flash to shoot headshots
PAGE 3: Shooting headshots with a one flash setup
PAGE 4: Shooting headshots with two flashguns
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