I’m masochistic in a non-sexual way. I have overbooked our schedules lately to accommodate almost anything that comes our way. I don’t have time for all the projects I’ve taken on. I must really like self torture.

Today we shot some headshots with a young professional woman. She was the most nervous person I’ve shot in a long time, but she did great.

I need to be video editing, but I just went through all my film from today’s shoot. And if I were this woman, I’d use this one (below). She definitely wanted a smile shot, which I couldn’t talk her out of.

I love this lighting setup, because it resembles a setup I like on TV and movies. You can see it in her eyes. The key (main) light is up to the left and the fill is down right. I usually use a reflector for the fill, but I love that second source and what it’s doing to her eyes.

That reminds me, I still owe you guys a post on lighting and flashes. That’ll remain TBD!