Day 2 of tales from behind the lens
Welcome back to tales from behind the lens. It’s day 2 and this time it’s head shots with the lovely Talisha. I’m sure you’re aware of my love of dance and capturing those magical moments, only dancer can perform. It’s a world of close connections, trust and like a big family really. Talisha came to me through a mutual friend and when I asked her to step in front of my lens to try out some new head shot lighting, she was excited to take part.
The dancers I work with are always pushing their boundaries, not afraid to try new things. I love that. Take care to see their vision and use your experience to capture the essence of them. Talisha was brilliant and what a look1 She has the most amazing hair and beautiful skin making retouching a dream editing. Confidence, fun personality, you can see it in her eyes and makes for a great head shot.
Two Speedlites, one Lastolite Ezybox soft box and a Lastolite Trigrip reflector, job done. Head shots anywhere setup, ready for the road. These are the techniques, when practiced, you can bring to multiple clients. Don’t be a one trick pony, it’ll bite yer in the bum sooner than you think. Trying out lighting on personal projects is a great way to learn and become instinctive, often needed when you’re working with a client.
I hope to be working with Talisha during 2017 on some personal projects. Bringing out her style and energy, mixing it with some lighting and camera trickery. Stay tuned 🙂
- Canon EOS 6D
- EF 85mm f 1.2L II USM
- f 2.8, 1/60, ISO 500
See you tomorrow folks.