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| p.1 #1 · Newbie question - headshot tutorial? |
A family friend is starting his own business, and his headshot photo on his web site is not very good. Actually, it's bad. It is black and white, flat light, distracting background, makes your drivers license shot look good. I would like to help him out by doing a headshot for his web site, and learn a bit in the process.
I am a fair landscape/nature photographer, but beginner when it comes to people, espcially posed portraits. I have the gear I would need; decent cameras and lenses, 2 flashes, 2 light stands with umbrellas, and a reflector. I don't have a drop background, so I would have to figure that out. I have done some reading about use of flash (Speedlighters Handbook and Hot Shoe Diaries), but I could use some help with how to set up the shot with shouder/head postion, and all the other things I don't know about yet.
What would be a good source for information about how to do this well? I am cautiously optomistic that given what we are starting with, I shold be able to do better than what he has now.
Thanks for and and all advice.