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    Posted: 10 March 2015 at 16:41
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Photographing for business or a corporate environment often times means you have very little time to do your job. In my case, I recently needed to take a headshot of three executives in the window of about 10 minutes at high noon.

This “How To” is designed to help portrait photographers quickly photograph business headshots in midday using on-camera flash.

See how I did it...

Edited by marlon127 - 13 March 2015 at 22:04
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote thornburg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2015 at 16:59
Thanks for sharing this.
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it's a good read. Very useful tip.

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the exhaustive explanations, I really appreciate it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote marlon127 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2015 at 22:09
I'll also say this. The Sony CZ 50/1.4 is an excellent lens with beautiful colors, creamy bokeh, and excellent sharpness. Almost too sharp for my taste. The Sigma 50 might be a hair sharper but it lacks noticeably in everything else that matters outside of cost.

My 2 cents.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2015 at 23:14
Were they happy with this background? Usually for corporate pics they're pretty big about getting a more serious/somber tone around it.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote marlon127 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2015 at 00:43
They specifically wanted it to look tropical. The company is based out of Buffalo, NY however this business conference was in Miami Beach.

If you read my post it's literally the first topic I cover.
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Wow, short and concise, very informative. Thanks for sharing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dave18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2015 at 07:40
On my monitor the guy looks a tad over exposed especially around the eyes and forehead
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Post Options Post Options   Quote romke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2015 at 15:24
Although I can understand why you took the setup as described, I personally would have chosen a somewhat smaller aperture. Now the ties and suits and part of the face look more fuzzy then I would like them to. Of course using a smaller aperture also would influence the way the background is rendered, but most times that can be taken care of by positioning the subject a bit further from the scenery.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2015 at 15:57
What kind of bounce adapter did you use? I'm not too familiar with those so it might be a noob question.
Would it be too much to ask for a lighting diagram?
You can create one quicly, using this online tool, for example.
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