Like many of my headshot clients in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I first met Freddie at a networking event. He hosted a great event that led to many new contacts for me. I was glad to learn that Freddie won the headshot door prize I donated to a holiday charity event! He visited the JCP Home Studio wanted to update his headshot for LinkedIn and elsewhere, which had not been done for well, a good few years. My favorite of the session is the headshot above. The character and sharpness the new Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens captures is great, of course only when you have a subject that can portray such character in the first place in a simple smile.
Freddie works for Supreme Lending. If you need a home loan, be sure and contact him!
This is the setup I am using more and more for headshots at the JCP Home Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is a two-light setup with a stobe light in a huge 55" octobox and a speedlight in a 43" shoot through umbrella to the side. I really like the results of this combo, again paired with my Nikon D750 and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens.
Compare this headshot with the one above. Notice any differences? You should not . . . because they are the same shot! All I did was crop the original headshot to a perfect square centering Freddie in the frame. Then in Photoshop I added a digital gray, gradient background.
Let me know which style you like better in the comments below, white or gray?