Another business professional visited my home photography studio in St. Petersburg Florida this week for a professional business headshot. Elwood needed a headshot to be used on the corporate website and had guidelines from the home office for lighting, pose, etc. The above headshot is not the result of following those guidelines that were rather bland. Instead, this is a headshot I made just for his own personal use in a more modern and creative style. I used only one speedlight to frame right in a 43" brolly to create the shadow and light falloff on the right side of his face. Having shadow defines the look of the person in the headshot much more for a modern look that is still professional.
Elwood was seated for this shot with his right forearm on his right thigh to create depth in his posture. To avoid glare in his glasses, I positioned the speedlight higher on the light stand than I normally do. I also had him look just about one centimeter lower too. Poof, glare and reflection in his glasses was gone. The background was a white sheet, and in Photoshop I removed that and replaced it with a pure white digital background for the final look.