Headshots | Randy and Karen - Chicago Fine Art Portraits Photography

Corprature!

Here are a couple "corporate" headshots from a quick session we recently did for my parents when they came into town.  I love when I get an opportunity to make a black and white headshot, just saying!

Randy

This was taken using natural window light and a 42 inch reflector held to camera left.  Camera setting were:

  • Focal Length: 157mm
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 200

Karen

It's crazy how light can change in a matter a minutes.  While the effect of this shift may not be drastic, it definitely shows how the small things play a large role in the final image.  Like the headshot above, this was lit using a large window source, but the sun had shifted to be coming through the window in a more direct way.  This resulted in a harder light source coming through the window.  To soften things up we placed the diffusion panel from my 5-in-1 reflector in the window and then used a smaller 32 inch reflector to balance out the light.  Also, I chose not to make this image black and white because in general, for headshots, I find that black and white works better for men (but not always!).  It usually shows more contrast and detail, which can be kind of harsh for a female headshot.

  • Focal Length: 120mm
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 200