My sister has been working on a movie for the past 3 years. Well, she's done it, and it's accepted into a film festival. (Here's the movie link if you want to see it - http://www.theparkinglotmovie.com/)
She wants me to take promotional headshots of her and her co-producer for publicity. She wants either gray or black backdrops (so inside shots). I only have one OCF stand plus my big window, so it has to be during the day with the best possible light (noon is best for that, hoping she can be here by then - she lives 2 hours away).
Anyhow, just wondered if anyone had advice for me on taking the headshots. My backdrops (fabric) aren't going to be high enough for Chris to be standing. He'll have to sit for them, so I guess I'll have them both sit. My backdrops are meant for kids! I really wish she was willing to do them outside ... but oh, well.
I haven't posted this anywhere else, because I don't feel like I'm active enough on ilp or clickin' moms to get replies.
For headshots, your setup will work nicely! Get a stool and have them sit. I'd use the gray background. Sounds fun!
That will work great! Just put your light opposite to your window and then get them to hold a reflector if you have one on their lap to help bounce some light up in to their eyes.
I dont have any advice, but I cant wait to see them! Have searched flickr for posing ideas that would meet your background needs?
wouldn't you know she cancelled on me ...
it's actually good that she did, I'm a stress case right now.