Get ready for a bunch of cool people I met at NBC. A great headshot should be equal parts technical and emotional. Without either aspect you have a lackluster image. A headshot needs to have a particular vibe to it and has to convey warmth and personality.
Coming fresh off the heels of “Back to the Future Day” is a blog post about the company that released that very same trilogy! While the photos did not include a DeLorean or Marty interrupting the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance with a guitar solo, they do include very photogenic and enthusiastic individuals. I suppose working for the biggest media company in the world gives people confidence in front of a camera.
My assistant and I arrived to their complex and set up shop in a conference room. We gave ourselves plenty of time to position gear that worked within the space and rattled off some test shots. Test shots cannot be understated. The last thing you want to do is stand there adjusting equipment in front of the client. Sometimes it needs to happen, but 99% of the time you should be ready to rock out of the gate.
Camera: Canon 6D
Lighting: 2 Einstein 640 strobes with PLM modifers and 2 Yongnuo 560 IV speedlites w/ reflector placed on table.
I like nice people. Photographing nice people and hanging out with them is one of the incredible benefits of photography. If you’re nice, you’re already more than halfway to a successful photo session. If you’re nice AND have an adorable dog it’s pretty much a guaranteed success. Rima invited me to her growing family’s home to do a maternity session. Their sense of interior design contributed to warm and cozy images. It’s fun to imagine their child looking back in a few years and seeing what life was like just before they arrived.
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If one lesson was learned during this shoot, it’s that the rain clouds had our number. Each time I set up for a shot involving more than one light…RAIN! You have to know we kept trying though and came away with some great running shots. We photographed around Spring Lake, New Jersey swapping outfits and getting excellent lifestyle shots for Andrea’s agent.
Model: Andrea Hoch
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