Normally I shoot outdoors or events. This weekend I ventured into a little “studio” work and did headshots in my home. I felt a little inferior and intimidated since I don’t have a lot of fancy studio lighting. I have black seamless and white seamless paper backgrounds and a single off-camera flash with a small soft box cover. I don’t have a dedicated studio space in my home either. What I do have is amazing light coming in through the living room window of my WNW facing home. I know that if I didn’t have this natural light to work with, I would need the studio lighting to pull this off. For now, especially with space being an issue, I will avoid this expense and continue to use what God provides!
We started with some test shots using the off-camera flash, and we were not pleased with the results. Ryan and I both actually prefer the look of shadows, and the flash was just too much. So most of these photos (with the exception of one) were done with no flash whatsoever – only natural light. These photos have not yet been retouched.
This is the only one I kept with full flash.
A quick stop on the way back to Ryan’s house after the shoot to test a shot image I had in my head.
Due to a puzzling flash malfunction, the shot didn’t quite go as planned.
All was not lost, however! Ryan is a film student and thought the location would be good for a project for school. 🙂