Corporate Headshots at Home
Meet Sharon. Sharon works for a software development company and was in need of an updated corporate headshot with a modern feel.
In her initial inquiry, she included a few head shot examples where the subject was photographed on either a black or dark grey backdrop. So while I offered an outdoor location as an option, and while she was tempted, Sharon ultimately trusted her gut feeling to do her headshots on a black backdrop!
As an on location headshot photographer, I am setup to meet my clients at all types of locations, including the comfort of their own home.
Assuming you have a space that will fit a photoshoot footprint, taking your headshots at home, is in many ways, to your advantage.
First, you are on your own turf so this should help with the initial photoshoot nerves you may have. You can always have your favorite playlist playing in the background, quickly change an outfit, fix your hair, or adjust your makeup with all your regular supplies!
For this setup, we used a V-Flat with the black as our backdrop as well as negative fill on the right side of her face to create a more edgy, dark feel. I then used a second V-Flat with the white side facing out folded down low for a bit of a bounce. For the lighting, I went with 1 Godox AD400 with a 34.5" Godox P90L Parabolic Softbox.