How to get simple headshots with just one hour, one light, and one reflector.

8/13/2015 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments


Today on the Slanted Lens, they're going to show how to get simple headshots with just one hour, one light, and one reflector.
I have one hour. We’re going to use one light and one reflector. We’re going to roll in, set up, and shoot. We’re doing it at her house so it’s easy for her to go in and change clothes. Her house doesn’t have a lot of grass or anything. So we’re going to have to keep the background out of focus. It doesn’t take 4 hours to get a shot like this. Really to get a nice shot of somebody it only takes about an hour, hour and fifteen. That’s plenty of time. After a while people get impatient. They’re not going to want to stick with it that long anyways. For those who say I don’t do simple things. Today’s the day.

Do not you have an interesting background: 200mm lens.
When the background is not interesting I go to the 200mm lens every time. It gives me the shallow depth and feel that I need to isolate the subject and make that uninteresting background just go away. If the background is bad just throw it out of focus and no one knows where we’re at.

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