I has been 2 years since I shot headshots for Nu Skin. And over three days I have and will photograph a few hundred people, anyone who wants an updated headshots. Some people need new ones because they look so different, others just want a change.
This year, I gave employees 2 options, they could have a photograph in front of the plain grey background, or in front of the glass doors for the atrium. The glass doors had an awesome blurred texture that really looks cool and matches in style to the executive headshots for vice presidents and directors.
Since the background was using outside light, I had to modify my camera and light settings a little more than usual. If your indoors, you control all the light on your subject. In this case I had storm clouds hiding light or letting more light through. I also had to color balance a little more frequently. In the end, everyone looked awesome and the photos turned out great.
For that last year or two I have been shooting my headshots in the landscape mode… which means the photos are wider than they are tall. This makes cropping to a square a lot easier for people since most profile photos end up being square or circular.
I also had one 5 foot octabox to light my subjects. The light was huge! It makes everyone look amazing. This helps keep retouching to a minimum. Nu Skin prefers that I not retouch these photographs so people look as accurate as possible. However, if you hire me, you have the option to have each person’s photograph retouched.
Check out the rest of the photos. I’ll be sharing some photos from the next day’s shoot at the call center so tune in for that post, yay!
I even had my headshot created! My coworker, Sydney, pulled the trigger on this photograph. My arms aren’t long enough for a selfie, not with my big lens. And I really wanted an updated photo with my head shaved. Well, I have been shaving my sides and back. I keep the curls on top, because I can.