Another attempt at headshot with the same subject.
Octagon softbox as keylight
Umbrella light on opposite side as fill
another small soft box light very low and pointing up, objective to take away shadow under chin (could have used reflector i know)
Light from above as a hair light.
Shot on a tripod
Made sure I engaged with model, and once I had framed what I wanted, took a step away from camera so my head was visible, and began some general banter, and got a few different looks.
Slight change to levels and contrast, dodge and burn of eyes. Cropped to put eyes on a third.
I think...(i repeat) THINK, this is a fairly competent portait/headshot, and I can immediatley see an improvement by taking on board the fantastic critique I get from here. As always would be really keen to hear what you would do on this to improve.
My objective was to produce a very clean, clinical portrait, that engages the viewer.
Thanks for your C&C in advance.
Portraits and people