actor headshots photo session: John C.

There’s a wonderful moment that often happens when you take portraits of someone, or in this case, headshots. That’s when you show them the back of your camera, and they realize just how good they look in the photographs. It could even be a quiet “wow”, but that reaction is wonderful to hear and see – it means that as the photographer I’ve been able to capture an expression or gesture that presents my subject at their best.

Why I specifically mention this, is that, as you can see, John is a good looking guy, brimming with confidence and personality. Kind of as you’d expect an actor to be. That’s why that “wow” comment made me feel that I was really getting photos that would work very well – showing some of the charisma and personality. And with that, there’s a certain energy that picks up in the studio – and here we have it – a set of actor headshots that I am quite proud of.


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1 Todd June 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm

You are so right, Neil. I’m a relatively new photographer and feel the same way. I have so much going on in my head during a photo session about all the details that will make the image work, and the greatest thing that happens during a shoot is when I can get that “wow” reaction you mentioned. It’s good to hear that for an experienced photographer as yourself that the single thing remains true, which is capturing your subject at their best and is pleasing to them and you.
Re the lighting, did you use a second light as a rim light which is lighting up your subject’s left side?
Thanks for all you do, I’m a big admirer of your work.


2 Neil June 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Thank you for the kind compliments. Here are the
techie details about the studio lighting setup.


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