Headshots and working with other Photographers
The main rehersal space – no room for us.
Working together meant that we had discussed the shoot before hand and chared ideas, so we set up the shoot with a clear brief in mind – grey backdrops, soft lighting, a little light behind the subject, a camera with a fixed focal length on a tripod to speed up the processing, and the heights of the models evened out by sitting everyone on a stool – it aslo meant that they were likely to move less in the space so easier to keep everything constant.
We aimed to have everyone slightly side onto the camera, yet at the same time to let them show some of their personality. We knew it was essential to get the shots right in camera so at the start of the shoot we checked the first images with the client, we checked focus on every shot, and we ensure that the subject was happy with the images chosen – indicating their preference with the Canon rating system.
Below you can see our small space and John showing various people the back of camera – the back of camera shots had to be right, they had to be correctly exposed as we planned to get the approval of the images there and then. On every shot, the camera preview was check – or chimped – and any alterations to lights were made – some faces needed slightly softer light than others, some of the ladies hair casted additional shadows, so together we were checking the back of camera and making the necessary changes.