Speedlight portrait

I just got my first speedlights and wanted to try to do something fun with them, a friend agreed to be my model so I could test them out. Iwas suprised how well it went. The only thing I might want to change is the reflection in the eyes. I only have a fairly small umbrella so the reflection is quite small, not sure what I can do to make it a...

Cinematic Headshot

Nikon d800
Nikkor 70-200 vrII
Three Nikon SB800 Speedlights Setup

Shot at local restaurant with some cool light fixture on the background.

Smiles on red

This was my very first planned actor's headshot. I did a few research on this genre and after seeing what Dylan and Harley did, I got inspired. I shoot this with my canon 6D + Sigma 70-20mm 2.8 with a two light setup. The first light is a Jinbei HD 600 in a 90cm Selen bowel and the kicker was flashpoint RL-600.

Jumping into the pool....

Hi. I'm a recent addition to the group and decided to jump into the conversation. I typically shoot subjects against both infinite white and black, but lately have been gravitating to the darker, more dramatic images and playing with the lighting to add shape the the subjects features. Any comments or suggestions are always appreciated.

Beauty Headshot.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII
1/250 sec @ f/11, EV 0, ISO 100

I think I should make a tighter crop but I just didn't want to loose the hair....

Headshot for aspiring actress

A friend's daughter needed a headshot for promotional purposes, primarily casting agents. I used a Nikon D810 with a Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro lens. The photo with the chair was just for fun.

Professional Headshot

A professional headshot taken in my Alexandria VA studio. He needed a new headshot for some consulting he was going to be doing for his friends company. While professional headshots are not necessarily the most exciting images to take they are my bread and butter and pay my studio rent.

You can see more of my professional headshots on my...

A constructive critique will be helpful.

First of all I would like to say I am not good a capturing portraits but I am trying hard to learn that. This picture was taken with natural light and no artificial light was used. Any suggestion would be helpful. thank you. :)


Natural light portrait of beautiful Isabel. I used big diffuser in front of the window, so that incoming light is more softer on models skin.

Model Isabel Ljungdell
Photo Nikita Tikka