Techniques for Professional Head Shots

I have been able to learn from some really great photographers in the past few months and one of those amazing photographers is Billy Plank! He specializes in head shots and he is so amazing with turning a simple backdrop into a great professional head shot. He showed me that with three simple lights you can produce a quality professional head shot!

These images were all taken in a butterfly lighting pattern which means that the lights are arranged in a way so that the only shadow appears below the nose and chin which creates a very slimming and smooth look to your portraits. The proper way to take a head shot is not to over edit and take the images in landscape orientation where you almost crop out your subjects head. Simplicity is key with head shots. I kept my editing minimal but added a Kaley twist by really spending some time on the models eyes.

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Want to learn more about how to take a great head shot? Head over to this website to learn more about the secrets to taking great head shots! https://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-take-the-perfect-headshot-six-tips/