will’s shadow

Camera - Nikon D700
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 130mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter: 1/2500 sec
  • Camera: NIKON D700

I took this on Saturday afternoon while shooting headshots with an actor called Will de Meo. We met when I did the portraits for a film currently in pre-production called Grasshopping last year. We’d been trying to sort out a day to do his headshots for a couple of months and finally our diaries coincided yesterday. He wanted some outdoors shots so I took him to a secluded public garden in the Bishops Park area of Putney. It was bloody cold, so I’ll have to do a little Photoshop on his red nose, but we got some nice shots. I was lighting with a couple of flashes, although in the end we settled for one flash with a Lumiquest Softbox III as the key light, and backlit by the bright winter sun.

He also wanted a couple of less headshot-ish looks for his website so we grabbed a few others and this is one of my favourites. It was originally a much warmer shot, brought over to CS4 from Capture NX2, but I decided I preferred the colder, slightly green-tinged look that this version has.

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