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.
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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.
New portraits of Veronika and Leone from a few weeks ago.
Karin wanted a portrait to convey the job of reviewer for Yelp in Amsterdam. She says its good, that means ITS GOOD!
Great session today with such an easy candidate.! More people asking for Peter Hurley Style. Very popular.
What I really want to show here with the before and after is how using less photoshop can produce more natural but still stunning portrait images. What do you think?
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More new work. Loving the challenge of portraits of Amsterdammers1