For one of his two headshots made here in my home studio in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dick wanted one of the images to show him acting naturally doing something he would actually do. So he did a little acting to look like he was giving a presentation. He was actually very good at it and we made the shot above on only the second take!
He was photographed on a neutral gray background. In Photoshop I removed him from that background and painted in a digital background using pure black, then adding a slight gradient. It was a fun shoot!