Headshots That Stand Out
Three Lighting Setups for Stand-Out Headshots
You don't need a ton of gear to create great headshots. In this video, Sal Cincotta will show you three of his most popular headshot lighting setups: natural light, strobes, and constant light.
There’s more to headshots than white backgrounds. Today, business people have needs that extend far beyond traditional business cards; social media, LinkedIn, websites, marketing material and more. Sal will show you three of his most popular lighting setups for headshots: natural light, strobes, and constant light. He’ll also touch on posing, pricing, file delivery and more.
About this course
How should you charge for headshots?
Commercial licenses? On-location fees? Hourly? Per employee? Sal will help demystify pricing for corporate headshots.
delivering a variety of shots
The image that works for social media might not be the same image that works on a billboard or a Facebook campaign. Understanding your client’s business and how they will want to use their headshots is key. See how Sal uses this knowledge to shoot and upsell a variety of image compositions.
The equipment used for this shoot:
Camera | Canon 5DM4
Lens | Canon 85mm f/1.2
Lighting | Profoto B1x, Westcott Jen Rozenbaum Kit (Solix lights with 2×3 Softbox and 1×3 Softbox)
Modifiers (in order of appearance) | Westcott Eyelighter, Profoto RFI 1×4, Profoto RFI 5′ Octa
Stand | Avenger A0010 stand (Baby Stand)
Backdrop | Oliphant backdrop
Online Galleries | N-Vu
Post-Production | Evolve Edits
Tethering | Tether Tools Jerk Stopper + Adobe Lightroom
Sal's favorite lens for headshots
In this shoot, Sal uses the 85mm lens to get a shallow depth of field and bring the focus to his subject.
posing + direction
For headshot clients who are not models and may not be comfortable in front of the camera, direction and posing is extremely important. Watch how Sal directs his clients and focuses on the details to get the most flattering shots and angles.
to edit or not to edit
Save time and maximize your profits by only editing the files your clients purchase. Learn how Sal communicates this process from the moment his headshot clients book until it’s time to select images after the shoot.
What type of files do you need to deliver?
Do you need to deliver RAW files? JPG? Cropped for different social media platforms like LinkedIn or Facebook? See how Sal simplifies file delivery for his headshot clients.