Do you have an outdoor corporate headshot shoot with a low budget? No problem! See the amazing results you get with a few cheap pieces of equipment.
- So for this first lighting setup, not every person that's tasked with taking head shots on a regular basis has a big budget for lots and lots of gear. Maybe you work in an HR department and you have to take new head shots for everybody joining the company. Or maybe you're just starting out as a professional photographer, trying to make the switch, but you may not have big budgets for gear. So for this first chapter, we're going to do better looking head shots with close to no gear. And the reason why I say close to no gear is because we are going to be using a DIY, handmade reflector-type object to basically bounce the light once I have my beautiful Valencia in her position. So what I've done is I've gone to a office supply store and purchased a $10 tri-fold presentation cardboard thing. So then I taped aluminum foil on the inside. I know super expensive, right? So that is my gear for this shoot, all right. So I have this. And then, I tried to find the lens in my camera bag that was closest to a kit lens that someone would receive with a prosumer camera body that you might get. And so for that, I have chosen the 24-105 f/4 lens. It's an L lens, but it does come in non-L as well. And then my camera body is the 5D Mark IV for Canon. So, the only other piece of gear that I have for this chapter, or this section, is going to be a stool. So hopefully you guys can say, "All right, this is pretty attainable. I think that I could probably get a stool from Amazon and I could probably go to an office supply store and get a tri-fold presentation thing. And I think I can get some aluminum foil and tape it on." So hopefully you guys can follow along with me for this intro level head shot chapter.
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