Albuquerque Headshot Photography with Freddie for LinkedIn and Social Media

Made right here in Albuquerque, this headshot of Freddie in the JCP Home Studio is one of my recent favorites - Nikon D750 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens - Strobist:  Westcott Strobelite Plus in 55" gridded octobox and SB-800 in 43" shoot-through umbrella

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!

Using my Nikon D750 with new favorite lens, the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G to make the headshot you see above, and below in the JCP Home Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.

Would you believe this is the exact same headshot as the top photo?  This is the difference cropping and background can make on a portrait.

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?