20 Feb Corporate Headshot Photography – Behind the Scenes
Thank you for such a smooth shoot Bill! Fascinating conversation about modern aviation… I had no idea! Bill is a professional pilot who also happens to be a commercial real estate investor. He looked on google for corporate headshot photographers in the Asheville area, found my website and really liked my style. That’s how this post came to be.
I always like showing people behind the scenes images from shoots. I have found that it’s helpful in the xplanation process of how everything works. It can be hard to explain with just words how you used three different lights, one reflector, and one light flag to create the headshots on this page. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I’m always curious to see who reads this stuff… I’m under the impression that most people quickly scan the images and decide pretty instantly whether or not they want to hire me. Who knows… are you reading this? 🙂
This is a wide view of the inside of my photo studio in the River Arts District of Asheville, North Carolina. Note the bike hanging in the air in the upper left corner of the photo. On the side wall you can see a few ladders – we keep those in the studio just in case we need to get that elevated shot.
It’s very much a “working” studio. It’s not glamorous by any means, but there are two refrigerators, plus all of the tools to make really incredible images! 🙂
Here are some of the finished images:
Here’s what the back of the lighting setup looked like. You might notice that there’s a black rectangular piece of cardboard clipped to a metal stand just to the left of Bill’s face. I used that to keep the left side of his face shielded from the main flash (octagonal softbox). If you look closely at his portraits, you can see that the brightest part of his face is right down the middle. If I didn’t use the cardboard to shield his face, his left cheek and ear would have been as bright (if not brighter) than the main part of his face. Studio headshot photography is like chemistry with light.
Thank you for your time and presence! 🙂