The Headshot: From Start to Finish

good headshot presents what a person looks like, but a great headshot will tell you who they are.

In this workshop, I will take you through the process of shooting headshots from setting up your lights to performing final edits on the images taken. Proper lighting will help you get good headshots, but engaging with your subjects will result in great ones. This workshop will take advantage of studio flashes, but it could easily be done with constant lights or smaller, off camera flash units.

You can register for this workshop by clicking here.

NOTE: The upcoming session on December, 2023 will be offered in English but as my Spanish skills improve, there may be future sessions available in Spanish.

During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to photograph models that will be on hand for the session. This is a great opportunity to put into practice what is being discussed during the workshop. I also encourage participants to get in front of the camera, as it is a great way to understand how the subject feels during a shoot.

When: TBD 2023
Length of Workshop: 3 Hours
Where: Valencia, Spain
Number Participants:
Cost: 60€

Topics covered in this Workshop

  • Connecting with your Subject
  • Lighting technique for great skin tones and texture
  • Tethering to a monitor (via computer or monitor)
  • Editing your images in Lightroom/Camera Raw/Photoshop

Creating a connection to your subject is the key to creating an engaging and attractive image. This is as important, if not more so, than the technical aspects of lighting and camera settings. When you have that connection, the person in front of you will feel more at ease, and it will allow for them to be themselves for the photos.

Tethered shooting during a session is one of the best tools the headshot photographer has at their disposal. Having the subject able to view the images as they’re captured brings them into the process. You and the client end up working together as a team to create that “best shot”.

Lighting for Headshots doesn’t need to be complicated. It can be kept simple and still deliver consistent and attractive results. Photos with a white background can be done with only two lights, and with darker backgrounds you can get away with only one light source. We’ll also go over how to get great results outside without additional lights.

Please contact me to be notified when this workshop is scheduled.