I got a rare opportunity to photograph a high school senior this weekend. He has just won some kind of modeling contest and wanted a few head shots to send off to the contest promoters. This was my first time to ever try head shots. I'd love any c&c from you guys. I'm a big girl and can take it (especially since this was a 'just for fun' session, but is something I wouldn't mind trying again one day).
All of these were shot w/ my 50mm f/1.4 at ISO 100. On a few I tried to use my SB600 speed light, but when doing so I always ended up with pin lights. I really need work on fill flash.
The shoot was at 3pm on a VERY hot and humid afternoon. I did my best to find open shade, but as you'll see, I fought the sun the whole time. His shirt kept giving me pink color casts too.
Anyway ... here's a few from the set:
1. f/2.5 ss=1/160
2. f/2.5 ss=1/60
3. f/2.5 ss=1/125 flash used (dang pin lights!)
4. f/2.5 ss=1/125
5. f/4.5 ss=1/200 flash used
6. f/3.2 ss=200 flash used ... is the light spot on his forehead too distracting? I can't decide.
I know there are a good number here, so don't feel obligated to offer c&c on all. But I would appreciate it if you could pick at least one and let me know what you think.