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

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

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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