Happy New Year!

Time for 2010!  I hope anyone who reads this had a fantastic new years.  I spent the day today in LA doing headshots for a friend of the family.  She had emailed me a few weeks ago asking if it was possible to do some headshots for her school.  I was nervous today, because I’ve never tried to do “headshots” before.  I had no idea how to pose or what I wanted to do.  I did some research into headshots online and tried to look at what others had done. I had also wanted to try out my homemade background.  All of these pictures were taken in natural light using only one reflector or one diffuser.  My background is made out of two types of fabric, one light one dark, and pvc to hold it up.  I think it worked out ok for how cheap it was to make.  I do need to reinforce it though, as a slight gust of wind would cause it to start falling.

Headshots as a general rule I believe are not to have too much retouching done.  I did very little to these pics.   Color correction, blemish removal, fixing the background, and minor eye sharpening and lightening.  No real heavy lifting on these shots.  I think they came out pretty good!

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