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Linda Buchanan
 

Head Shots


My son's girlfriend is an aspiring model. Her mother has asked me to take "head shots" of her. Can someone clarify for me what that is exactly? Has anyone taken these kinds of pictures? I have a studio set up, but I much prefer natural light. Thanks for your help.


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1/23/2006 6:51:52 AM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  Shots of her head.


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1/23/2006 7:06:02 AM

 
Linda Buchanan   I got that much. I am asking about poses, lighting, etc. Would natural light be appropriate?


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1/23/2006 7:09:40 AM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  Here are some examples of some beautiful headshots.

**For the record these are NOT my pictures, they belong to Michael Venfan and these aren't uploaded, they are directly linked to his gallery in which you can find here.

NOT MY PHOTOGRAPH:

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Again these are some examples of some truly impressive headshots that models and agencies are looking for. You need to be unique and original, yet simple and refined. Good luck!

Justin


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1/23/2006 7:13:44 AM

 
Linda Buchanan   Thank you, this is very helpful.


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1/23/2006 7:18:38 AM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  P.S. I was only being a smart elic while I typed up the previous thread. Anyways typo, I labeled him has Michael Venfan when really his name is Michael Tarasoff.

You can use either natural or studio. Natural is great, but I prefer studio myself because you have exact, precise conrol over each element of the light. You have the ultimate control over the situation.

Poses: simple images approximately bossom up or so (but you aren't limited to, there are no set rules to portrature). Lighting needs to be strong to catch the viewers attention.

You can look at my headshot (wel my wife's) in my gallery and if you want to know the lighting I can draw up a diagram of what I did and where I placed my lights and my settings and it might help you more. Good luck again!

Justin


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1/23/2006 7:19:10 AM

 
Linda Buchanan   That would be very helpful. She is a very sweet, and beautiful girl and is entering a model search contest. I would like to do a good job for you. Your gallery is wonderful, your wife is very pretty. Thanks again.


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1/23/2006 7:22:28 AM

 
Linda Buchanan   Oops! I meant do a good job for her! (Although I am sure you are a very nice person)


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1/23/2006 7:26:40 AM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
 
 
 
Hopefully this works, I am signed in but I guess we'll see. If there is an image here, it's the layout of that Beautiful Hair photo.


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1/23/2006 7:49:30 AM

 
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