Changing face shapes for a business headshot at the studio in Canterbury.
The techniques we use in beauty, fashion, and product photography – of making things look different by adding or taking light away – are also used in business portraits or corporate headshots. Here are some examples of changing face shapes for a business headshot at the studio in Canterbury.
Shot 1 – By pulling the light higher up and using a round high source focussed on the upper body, it makes the shoulders look broader.
Shot 2 – using reflected light it bounce and softens the lights giving an even and wide spread. For this business portrait the line around the jaw is subtle but not clearly defined. Large 8ft x 4ft white boards either side of the person reflect light back in.
Shot 3 & 4 – we use black sided boards at a distance which makes the cheekbones and jaw area more defined. In shot 3 by bringing the boards closer in we are modelling the face the look longer by bringing in the sides.
Shot 5 & 6 – lots of shadow makes faces longer and makes the portrait more dramatic
Shot 7 – using a “kicker” or sided light to accentuate the jaw line.
Are you looking to refresh your business headshots or corporate portraits? We have a variety of styles to suit your overall look and tie in with your marketing strategy.