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Corporate Headshots with Eye Replacement

by dav.d

I photographed Aaron for some corporate headshots. These headshots are pretty easy and pain free. I used two lights from my portable lighting kit and it takes about 15 minutes with setup.

Some people are only recognized with their glasses. So when I am photographing someone with glasses I will photograph them with and without glasses. There are two reasons… so they have options. They might like the non-glasses version. The second reason? I can use the non-eyeglass version to Photoshop in replacement eyes in case there is a lot of glare on the glasses. The eyes are a window to the soul and you don’t want glare and reflection to block the eyes.

Aaron's portrait after I did an eye replacement in Photoshop

Aaron’s portrait after I did an eye replacement in Photoshop

There are a few tricks to reducing glare on glasses. One trick is to tip the glasses so the arms of the glasses don’t rest on the ears but are a half inch higher on the head. This can work but it isn’t guaranteed. Thank goodness for instant feedback with digital cameras.

Aaron against a grey background without glasses

Aaron against a grey background without glasses

These two headshots were created in the same spot. We just rotated the lights and the person so we had 2 different backgrounds for the photos. It is pretty easy to get a variety of looks and backgrounds if you just turn around.

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