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What to do about overhead lights when taking headshots?

I travel to different training events to take headshots for my company. Most locations give me a room to setup in that I can turn off the lights and use my own lighting. One location though, I have to ...
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What lighting setup is needed for this kind of professional headshot?

Aside from the lighting setup, certain background settings? What I can't seem to understand is the "glow" around the head and shoulders. Is there some recipe? Considering the shadows I can ...
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How to make a not so good looking person more appealing? [closed]

This is a awkward question to ask but one that I have been searching for an answer. While taking head shots, is it possible to make a not so good looking person look more appealing in pictures? ...
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How to light a portrait so that lines are drawn accentuating the subject's cheekbones?

I'm not sure how to describe it, but I'll post a few examples of what I mean via rapper 50 Cent, who seems to make frequent use of it: The lighting and camera shot seems setup in such a way as to ...
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Simple instructions for how to get this particular lighting for a headshot?

Particularly referring to the shadow under the chin. The cheeks look really sharp as well, I know the person imaged has low body fat but I'm sure there's lighting tips for that as well. As well, ...
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What types of portrait styles are available to obscure a person's likeness?

I am creating a social media profile and want to include a headshot/portrait... well, I don't really want to because I don't like posting photos online due to personal reasons. But in this day and age,...
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What camera settings are standard for taking indoors headshots?

I want to create a composite which are basically a bunch of formal headshots and I wanted to know what settings I should be using for iso, aperture, and shutter? And How I should position my lights. I'...
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Mirror Picture Set Up

I test a lot of beauty products and give advice to other women about my experience. I would like to take a photo of me looking in the mirror using the products. So basically the picture will show the ...
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Looking for tips for a good LinkedIn profile picture session [closed]

I'm new in this site and in photography as well. I don't have professional equipment (nor budget), but I think my gear is just enought for what I want to accomplish. I want to gather some experience ...
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What is ideal distance to subject for head and shoulder portraits?

Perspective is a matter of distance and has an effect on facial features and the observed three-dimensional feeling in a two-dimensional photograph. Proper lighting is a big part of this, but that's ...
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How to adjust the flashlight properly when to take a headshot?

I want to do indoor head-shot in a low light situation. What is the right way to adjust the flashlight pointing angle to receive the best out of it. PS : I use Nikon D3200 with 35mm f/1.8g lens and ...
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What are the tips to selecting a particular lighting setup based on a model's face type?

Can anyone please give any tips to improve three or four lights setup depending on model's face type (round, oval, triangular, heart-shaped, etc) or face features (blemishes, wrinkles, etc)? In ...
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