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    Headshots: how to shoot passport photos social media profiles and other informal portraits

    | Photography Tips | Portraits | 22/05/2013 00:01am
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    Shooting headshots with two flashguns

    Adding a second flash to your lighting set-up gives you extra options.

    Shooting headshots with two flashguns

    Position your main light first to determine the light on the subject, and then you can introduce a second flash to give more lighting options.

    You can also use your second flash as a background light – position the flash behind the subject to produce a pool of light on the background around the subject; attach a piece of black card to the flash to create a funnel or ‘snoot’.

    A classic two-flash set up has one light on the subject and the other on the background

    A classic two-flash set up has one light on the subject and the other on the background

    Kit needed
    ■ Two flashguns ■ Off-camera triggers ■ Softbox ■ Reflectors ■ Background ■ Cardboard snoot

    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
    PAGE 5: How to shoot passport photos
    PAGE 6: Capturing informal looks for social media profile pictures

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    Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.

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