After being such a great sport for me at the Sackville Photo Club meeting where I made a half-hour portrait, I finally got a chance to sit down with Allie and do some new head shots for her. This not only gave me an opportunity to work on my lighting, but also to make use of my new home studio set up!
Allie was looking for simple head shots without a lot of styling and clean, simple light. I really like the black and white look, it just seems to keep things clean somehow.
When we had finished with the simple head shot portraits, we moved on to shooting some more styled portraits. I also switched the lighting from a single big source to a clam shell beauty setup.
Finally, we added one more element: Wind! I put a fan on to get a little more motion out of Allie's hair. We had lots of fun, and for a short home-studio session I'm very pleased with the results. Both of the black and white photos were edited with Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro, and the pair of colour photos were processed with Nik's Analog Efex Pro.
As a small point of interest, I had one of these photos (and several others) reviewed on the KelbyTV show "The Grid". I think I need to work on hands! Check out the episode over at http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/, it's #125 - Blind Critiques with Lindsay Adler.
Cheers, and more to come later this week!