One of my favourite shots from a recent headshots shoot at Alison Brooks Architects in London. Alison is such an elegant subject. I have to be honest, I was excited to shoot her. She is indeed a powerful force in British Architecutre today and that really comes across in the portrait I think. If you like it and think you want to have some headshots for your company then have a look HERE at a selection from the last year.
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When I got an email asking to do 80 headshots for barristers in London I actually wondered if I had the time do it. Its LOT of work. When the design agency commissioning the work explained their vision of the "heroic leader" for the shoot I knew I had to make it work. It was a step up from the standard architects business headshots I have been doing in London and Amsterdam with the addition of a make up artist. The make up artist Oli Fowler was absolutely amazing. We worked well together from the start and the clients loved us, saying we really made it easy for them. Thats saying something.! These are busy lawyers at the heart of huge cases in london. There is still one more shoot to go but here is a selection as a taster. If you need some headshots and you want to see more then look HERE at a selection and book now.
Its been a busy year for business headshots and I've found that the X-T1 to be the perfect tool for the work. Its light and small and I only need one lens, the 56mm 1.2. I dont really need the wide aperture for business headshots as I soot mostly between F8 and F11. I use a Bowens Gemini 500R with an Octabox for the main light and a speedlight bounced off an adjacent wall or whatever there is around for fill. I do a bit of editing in photoshop including removing skin blemishes and a bit of dodging and burning to bring out the highlights and shadows but not much more. For the girls mostly I use a technique show in this video here to remove stray hair from the background. Depending on the skin of the individual I Might use a bit of frequency separation to blend some skin tone but not much. So here is a selection from the years work so far.
Great shoot yesterday with the awesome Thomas Janson who is off to Miami next momth to finish school in the entertainment world. Shot with the X-t1, 35mm and 56mm lenses using speedlite and a Bowens 500R studio flash. If anyone ants to know any more about my process for headshots drop me a line or send a comment in the box below.
Today I spent a couple of hours at All About Network in Amsterdam doing some headshots for them for their upcoming re-branding as QONTENT MATTERS. Here is the first of the selection. All images shot at 1/180 and F8. Its super easy to set up the camera for off camera flash using YN-622 wireless triggers. Just remember to set the screen view to EXP/WB preview off and Mechanical shutter only. I did have the studio strobe connected with a pc cable but the speedlite for the fill was wireless. If anyone has any questions about setting the camera up for flash photography please feel free to drop me a line or leave a comment below. Check back soon for an update.
Great shoot a couple of weeks ago with the awesome people at CitySavvy in Amsterdam. here are some images from the shoot.
Great new portrait sessions today with Ruud Vriese. Ruud spends his time analysing businesses and providing them with ways to work more effectively, both internally and externally. An expert in team training and coaching Ruud provides an invaluable service to businesses across the Netherlands that help them work better in the ever changing current market place. See www.teamsandmore.nl for more information on Ruud.
I like the photos a lot. Feel free to push them to the next big business magazine Ruud. ;-)
Latest in the Headshots Amsterdam series for 2015
More to come soon.