Headshots

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People-pics are my favorites, and headshots can be so revealing. Here's some samples from last weekend's shoot.

Golden couple
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Service with a smile
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Giving me attitude
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Two generations of beauty
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A proud man
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The good reason why he's proud
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Seen it all
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Wow! now I know i have a lot to learn. Those are great. I think the last one is my favorite.
 
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Excellent shots Frank. Lets take the first image, I notice the the brightest light was coming from the rear of the couple, how did you fill in the lighting from the front? Reflector, fill flash, building reflection??? Same question on #4.
 
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Not to disturb Frank's topic but I was able to control facial shadows using the following setup. This is NOT me on the picture. I just found this great example online.

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Good series for those of us that are new to this hobby. Always nice to have a variety of good examples on hand.

I like all of the shots, but I too like the last the best.

Regards,

Frank
 
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Big portable softbox?

Hey Jay, what is that contraption? I wonder if it would work even better on a Stroboframe-type rig?
 
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Chris101 said:
Great faces Frank! Shooting that wedding was a marvelous creative opportunity wasn't it?
Thanks, Chris. Yes, and it was a helluva learning experience... a lot to digest in a short period. I've been spending my time editing and evaluating ever since, and haven't picked my camera up once this week.
 

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Frank, you're on the right track!

The key to headshots is to not make them look 'posed'. Your number 2 (waitress) is great.

Here are a few quick things I did - hopefully you don't mind:

1. Cropped it a bit.
2. Cloned out her order pad - it might distract from that alive look
3. Cloned out some of the 'flyaways' in her hair
3. Used the dodge tool to bring up the exposure of the catchlights in her eyes
4. Just a touch here and there with the spot healing brush in PSCS2

Took just a minute or two.

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