I offer a selection of edits with my headshots package. As well as vignettes and monochrome edits, I also provide a selection of effects such as soft focus, glow, vintage film and colourings.
I recently did a shoot for a fledgling PR and marketing outfit at their base in Islington, London. Formed in 2010, Alexandra Marr & Associates specialise in the lifestyle and tourism sectors, with offices in both London and Wales.
This was a straightforward brief to provide headshots and capture the working environment – something I call People & Premises.
The staff shots were taken in a meeting room using my mobile studio. We took both individual and group shots before moving to the office for the at work pictures.
Being a new business, the office is quite small and so space to shoot was very restricted. We managed to find an angle that showed the three staff and avoid some of the office clutter such as coat racks and shelving.
There was plenty of daylight in the office thanks to large rooflights so the only additional lighting that was necessary was a touch of fill-in flash.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the services I can offer to business, please feel free to contact me.
Last month I spent a couple of hours working with a friend’s daughter Becca, producing a selection of studio and location shots for her portfolio. The studio shots were taken using my portable background and lighting whilst the location shots were taken around a local church.
The aim was to produce a selection of both colour and black and white images featuring various angles and poses, and Becca was very easy to work with.
We spent a couple of hours with different seating arrangements and lighting configurations using the studio before moving out to the church. Luckily the weather was on our side and the outdoor shots were all in the shade, so there were no issues with bright sunlight.
A couple of interesting edits to the colour photos included the removal of a wheelie bin (I noticed this before shooting but wasn’t able to move it) and the recolouring of Becca’s hair.
Our two hours together produced over 20 finished images and I’m very pleased with the results, as was Becca.
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I recently took this headshot of Dan using my mobile studio set up in the living room at home.
I used a pop-up background by a window to provide a backlight and a pair of softboxes to light the subject. The whole session lasted just five minutes.
I then used Photoshop to remove the colour and a diffuse glow effect and vignette to produce the final stylised image.
Update: Dan has used this photo in his book Cricket Banter by Dan Whiting and Liam McKenna