I busted out the Canon 7D recently and took a few macro shots of some dusty vinyl records. Enjoy!
I took some time yesterday evening to create a new background image for my computer. I wanted to use the coyote skull that Nancy got me in a different way than my previous attempts. This time I placed it on a white background and hit it from both sides with flashes. Simple lighting, simple results. It’s not all that I hoped for but it’s close enough for what I need. Hit the jump to see two more samples.
I am not a person that likes to be in front of the camera. On the back side of the lens is where I feel I belong and if a camera comes out and is pointed my way I generally feel very uneasy and try to get out of the situation in the fastest way possible. That being said, I also understand the importance of having a good headshot for work purposes in the creative field. If you can’t present yourself in a favorable light will a client or potential employer think your work will be good? At the very least the photo of yourself should be good from a technical standpoint. It seems that a lot of my friends and colleagues in the creative industry lack having a good, up-to-date headshot on file to use whenever necessary.
This was a different situation for me. I didn’t feel I NEEDED a photo of myself, although I surely did. No, this was more of an effect of my growing my hair out, having a beard and looking into the mirror one day and seeing what looked like a madman. Nancy’s photos definitely did come about because she was in need of an updated image but also because she is like me and hates to be in front of the camera and it’s always nice to break her out of that comfort zone.
Hit the jump to read about the setup and see some the images we felt were best.