Head shot session with my girlfriend

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP GeneralLee Contributing Member • Posts: 655
Re: Head shot session with my girlfriend

Brooke Meyer wrote:

The color shift is a minor issue.  50mm is a short portrait lens so at least back up a little.  Her features are exaggerated by the lens foreshortening.  Or try something at least 70 mm or longer.  You lighting is passable but I'd recommend a Wal Mart reflector of 20x30 inch white foam board as your second light, your "fill".  Move your umbrella around an watch how it changes things. Try using a window with a sheer curtain instead of your flash.  Same deal with the reflector.  Think about leaving a little more space around her, try shooting horizontal. Look up lighting ratios.  Lots of free stuff out there.

Thanks, Brooke. I am soon getting myself a DFA 100 macro WR which will be my lens of choice for head shots. I'll think about a reflector and your other suggestions.

Cheers, Johann

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