It isn’t often we shoot at our studio but we undertook a studio based commission earlier in the year where our client knew exactly what style and look he wanted.
For most of our commissions, we take the lead on suggesting different styles etc and 90% of corporate headshot commissions are captured with a white background and soft studio lighting. For this commission, the client asked for a dark background with side lighting.
We were delighted to help out with these headshots and produced the style and feel the client wanted. It is always good to have different ideas to keep your eye fresh and to work with interesting lighting styles. The client was very pleased with the finished results and recommended us to his co-workers.
The sample below shows the use of a dark background which gives the headshot a striking look and the use of a soft large softbox being used to one side gives the headshot more contrast and makes it more eye-catching.