Mike has been a friend for a long time now, and we set up this pseudo-headshot shoot while he was home for the holiday weekend. Mike has been doing standup comedy for a while now, but we opted to go for something different than the standard “funny guy” photos.
Lit from above with a reflector below, the black background and top lighting added a dramatic look to the photo. I especially like the lighting on his hands from the reflector.
I like this one because it’s serious, but Mike’s face doesn’t look angry. Possibly my favorite close-up from the shoot.
I wanted to try a black and white edit. Here it is.
9/10 pictures of Mike have him giving the finger in it. this was a no-brained. I really like how the top lighting highlights his hand and the slightly shallow depth of field draws your eye towards it.
My friend Megan got in touch for a family portrait shoot as a gift for her Mom. This is my first attempt at shooting more than three people at once in my studio setting. Also my first time using my new grey seamless background. Overall, I’m happy with the lighting and how they came out. Thanks!