Sydney came in for some updated photos the other day, and after nailing a few traditional headshots, we played around with different moods and lighting styles. I dusted off my snoot and my gels and my beauty dish and we had some fun!
I call the lighting style above "the super hero," because it's the kind of thing you see in movie posters.
Some of my favorite headshot clients from last year were young medical doctors applying for residencies. Recently I had a nice reunion with them as they hired me to do their graduation photos by the dome at the Johns Hopkins medical school. Perhaps I'll see them again in a few years when I finally get those bionic parts installed...
Every year I do lots of medical residency photos. This is one of my favorite headshot assignments, mainly because of all the free advice. "Could you turn slightly to the left? Oh, and I've been having this stabbing pain in my right knee..."
In all seriousness, I love chatting with the brilliant and ambitious young doctors who come through from places like Hopkins and the University of Maryland. And helping them match with the residency of their dreams, even in a tiny way, is also very nice.
Earlier this year (before "the 'rona" took over our lives) I had a fantastic photo shoot with the folks at Knowledge to Practice. K2P helps our docs stay current on the latest medical training and research (For example, did you know that gargling with bleach is not actually good for respiratory tract infections? Nor sadly is vodka.)
They were a really nice bunch of folks to work with and I was very happy with their headshots. After the portraits, I photographed their team in action to give them some extra imagery for their webpage.
It's not often that I get offered a beer at a headshot shoot, especially not at 10am, but Kittelson and Associates is an exceptionally friendly place. The company is based in Portland and has translated their kind Pacific Northwest vibe to Baltimore. My job was to take some portraits to match the existing style for their offices all over the country.