I was very glad to get a call from John, whom I met through the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce a few years ago, asking about business headshots. I had not seen him in awhile, but I remember from photographing him from at various events that he had a great smile and would be a very fun person to work with on making a business headshot.
The headshot above is actually the last one we made during the session done right in his own home. I asked him if I could create a headshot with dramatic lighting and a black background (result of small aperture & fast shutterspeed, the wall behind him was actually white!). This is not the traditional look for a headshot, but I thought it would be interesting just to try. We both were pleased with the results and he selected the shot as one of his included photos with my business headshot package.
The shot above (same image in color and B&W) was made in a more traditional headshot manner, though in a very non-studio setting. I offer on-your-location headshots for maximum convenience to the client. John cleared some space in front of a wall in a hallway and with just one speedlight shot through a shoot-through umbrella the results are seen above.
It was great to have a chance to photograph John again and catch up with him on what is happening in St. Petersburg.