This is just a quick one, that isn’t so much travel related but still camera and photography related.
Last night, my brother-in-law (BIL) wanted a headshot taken. My instant thought was “Excellent! I can try out the 7D Mk I, portraits was one of the reasons I bought it!”. Turns out though I’m an idiot and don’t have a card reader, so that wasn’t going to be an option. Canon 6D it was then!
BIL put on a shirt (and trackie dacks…) and we started fiddling with poses and settings. BIL spent his time getting his facial expression right, and I fiddled with the exposure and flash settings.
For these photos, I bounced the flash off the ceiling to soften the light and light the entire scene. I tried putting in a silver reflector but it kept reflecting in his glasses so I took it out and used a white reflector.
I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. It helps to have a good looking model. I took out a flash reflection and did a little colour blending in photoshop which took a total of 5 minutes or so. All in all a quick headshot with not much setup and some satisfying results.
I also just want to add a little photo here showing that you don’t need a huge studio to take a good headshot.
A simple chair in front if the wall, door closed and bounce flash on the ceiling is all you need!