Headshots: how to shoot passport photos social media profiles and other informal portraits
Shooting headshots with two flashguns
Adding a second flash to your lighting set-up gives you extra options.
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
■ 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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on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.
Tags: photo ideas, portrait photography, studio lighting