Headshot Mini-Session: Toronto Corporate Photography

A recent headshot mini-session.

Headshot mini session photo

Headshot mini session photo2

(Equipment used: Canon EOS-1D MarkIV (new version of this camera is the Canon EOS-1D X Digital), Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens)

MarkMarch 3, 2013 - 12:20 am

I love these two shots.
I’d love some more details on the set up. I couldn’t tell from the catch lights if these were naturally lit. What was the focal range and aperture.

HollyMarch 3, 2013 - 10:08 am

Hi Mark,

Thanks! I’m primarily a natural light photographer, most of my headshot photos are entirely shot in natural light, as these two were. See the info below the photos for technical information, which camera/lens I used. I always shoot wide open, and generally at the longest focal length whenever possible.


MarkMarch 3, 2013 - 11:42 am

I’ve seen other portrait photogs preferring these focal lengths because you try to get away from the distortions of standing close. Isn’t it hard to maintain a rapport from 200mm though? What do you do to keep this from being a problem?

HollyMarch 3, 2013 - 12:01 pm

No, I haven’t really had an issue with maintaining rapport. Sometimes it’s hard for the client to hear instructions from me, so I have to step closer for a moment, but other then that, no issues.

Chris RentonMarch 25, 2013 - 6:42 am

Nice work Holly. The lighting is very natural and the image really pops!

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