Saturday, 5 January 2013

Models Posing

Models Posing Biography

So you want to be a headshot photographer (what... can't get a real job?). I say this because the top key phrases that brings people to my site are: Headshot examples, how to photograph a headshot and lighting for headshots. I've gone and searched this myself and come up with an amazing array of... Well... Let's call it crap.Let us start with the fact that the entertainment industry and all that surrounds it is fickle. What is "in and cool" one day is passé, dated and downright gauche the next. This being the case, what comprises a killer headshot one day is run of the mill the next. The only way to stand out is to have something unique about every headshot... Something as unique as the subject. Photography is an art as well as a science, the science is what it is but what we will focus on here is the art. There are an infinite number of ways to approach the subject... Really as many ways as people are individuals. Keeping in mind that there just isn't one right way to shoot a headshot, (and if you did happen to find that "one right way" today it would be useless tomorrow because of the changing whims of the industry) about the only universal thing accepted is that (for the time being) Black and White is out and Color is in. Here I am going to cover just a few ways that I shoot actors and entertainers headshots here. Model Lighting is broad and quite flat. This was shot using a 7' Octagonal light bank.  This is the type of studio lighting I will most often use for children and youth actors or models with very even facial features. Focal length is 85mm at f/8. The Light bank is directly at the photographer's back the subject is approximately 6 feet from the lens.While still a Broad light this setup accentuates the facial features and allows you to light the closed side of the face evening up facial features. Focal length is 85mm at f/8. The Light bank is set at 45° to the subject, a kicker is set at 90° and a hair light from behind and above. The subject is approximately 8 feet from the lens.Spot Grids and barn doors allow for a more sublime light to strongly emphasize the facial features. The light on the open side of the face is set to greatly over power the opposite side. The hair light is nearly directly above. Focus is held tight at the eyes using depth of field to fall off at the ears. Focal length is 105mm f/8. Don't even think of shooting these anymore. Film Noir is cool... But totally passé.
Natural Light is pretty much the best thing since "Let there be light". But like all God's creations nearly impossible to control. This was shot at about 3 in the afternoon putting the sun at about a 45° angle through a window in my apartment. This was shot at a 50mm focal length at f/1.8 from about 1 meter away.
Natural Light is pretty much the preferred way to shoot headshots today. The Image in this articles header was shot on my porch in the early afternoon. The catch light in the eyes is reflected from the wall of the building next door.As you can see in the top image of this article this is an effective way to really light the eyes.Born in Vancouver, Canada, 1949Johnen Gallery, ‘Rodney Graham: Canadian Humourist’, Berlin, GermanyVancouver Art Gallery, ‘Rodney Graham. Canadian Humourist’, Vancouver BC
Museu Picasso, ‘Possible Abstractions’, Barcelona, Spain
Lisson Gallery, ‘Painter, Poet, Lighthouse Keeper’, London, England
303 Gallery, New York NYHamburger Kunsthalle, ‘Through the Forest’, Hamburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Rodney Graham – Through the Forest’, Basel, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Rodney Graham – Through the Forest’, Barcelona, SpainJeu de Paume, ‘Harun Farocki / Rodney Graham’, Paris, France2008Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, GermanyDonald Young Gallery, Chicago ILCAC – Centro de Arte Contemporàneo, ‘Rodney Graham. A Glass of Beer’, Malaga, Spain303 Gallery, New York NYLisson Gallery, ‘Rodney Graham. Wet on Wet – My Late Early Styles’, London, EnglandSprengel Museum (Kurt-Schwitters-Preis 2006), Hanover, GermanyBAWAG Foundation, Vienna, AustriaDonald Young Gallery, ‘Awakening’, Chicago ILBergen Kunsthall, Bergen, NorwayHauser & Wirth Zürich, ‘Renaissance Man. Works 1400-1977’, Zurich, SwitzerlandMusée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, ‘A group of literary, musical, sculptural, photographic and film pieces’, Montreal, CanadaVancouver Art Gallery, ‘Rodney Graham. A Little Thought’, Vancouver, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Rodney Graham. A Little Thought’, Philadelphia PA (Travelling Exhibition)Art Gallery of Ontario, ‘Rodney Graham. A Little Thought’, Toronto, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Rodney Graham. A Little Thought’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, MexicoMadison Art Center, Madison WI Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21 Ständehaus, Dusseldorf, GermanyWhitechapel Art Gallery, London, EnglandKunsthalle Zürich, ‘Music and Noise’, Zurich, SwitzerlandMilwaukee Art Museum, ‘Currents 29: Rodney Graham’, Milwaukee WIArt Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CanadaDonald Young Gallery, Chicago, ILArt Basel Galerie Nelson, Basel, SwitzerlandLisson Gallery, ‘What is happy, Baby?’, London, EnglandHamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, ‘City Self / Country Self: Edge of a Wood’, Berlin, GermanyGalerie Micheline Szwajcer, ‘Solo Concert’, Antwerp, BelgiumDia Center for the Arts, ‘...the nearest faraway place… ‘, New York NYKunstverein München, ‘Some works with sound waves, some works with light waves and some other experimental works’, Munich, GermanyWestfälischer Kunstverein, ‘Rodney Graham: Neue Arbeiten’, Munster, Germany
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco CAPresentation House Gallery, ‘Rodney Graham. Getting it Together in the Country’, North Vancouver, CanadaKunsthalle Wien, ‘Rodney Graham – Cinema Music Video’, Vienna, AustriaDia Center for the Arts, ‘Time Traced’, New York NYDonald Young Gallery, ‘Rodney Graham. How I Became a Ramblin’ Man’, Chicago ILNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, CanadaMuseum of Contemporary Art, ‘Vexation Island’, Miami FLBelkin Art Gallery, ‘Vexation Island’, Vancouver, Canada
Art Gallery of York University ‘Rodney Graham: Vexation Island and Other Works’, Toronto, Canada
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OHLa Biennale di Venezia, ‘Vexation Island’ (Canadian Pavilion), Venice, Italy303 Gallery, ‘Vexation Island’, New York NYAngles Gallery, Santa Monica CAChâteau d’Harcourt, ‘Parcours autour de la Camera Obscura Mobile’, Harcourt, France
Nicole Klagsbrun, ‘Rodney Graham: Editions’, New York NYFRAC – Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Haute Normandie, Rouen, Francethe Renaissance Society, ‘School of Velocity & Parsifal’, Chicago ILJohnen & Schöttle Galerie, Cologne, GermanyMusée départemental de Rochechouart, Haute-Vienne, FranceGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany303 Gallery, New York NYArt Gallery of York University, Toronto, CanadaEspai Poblenou, Barcelona, SpainArt Metropole, ‘Rodney Graham: Works from the Permanent Collection’, Ontario, CanadaOffice of Bernhard Starkmann, Boston, MA
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, ‘Concordance of the Standard Edition’, Antwerp, BegiumGalerie One Five, ‘Adjacent Film Frames’, Antwerp, Belgium Galerie Nelson, Villeurbanne, FranceLa Maison de la Culture et de la Communication, ‘Stanley Park Cedars’, Saint Etienne, France
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, ‘Ponderosa Pines’, Munich, GermanyMuseum der Moderne Salzburg, ‘Rollenbilder – Rollenspiele’, Salzburg Mönchsberg, Austria Timmerfabriek, Marres Projects, ‘Out of Storage. Provisoire & Definitif’, Maastricht, NetherlandsEllipse Foundation Art Centre, ‘The last First Decade’, Cascais, Portugal‘Contour 2011 – 5th Biennial of Moving Image’, Mechelen, BelgiumCentre international d’art contemporian de Montréal, ‘Biennale of Montréal’, Montréal, CanadaCaixa Forum, ‘The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image. Dreams’, Barcelona, SpainCCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, ’101 Collection: Route 2: Undisclosed Destination’, San Francisco CAWhitney Museum of American Art, ‘Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection’, New York NYK21 Ständehaus, ‘Big Picture (Orte / Projektionen)’, Düsseldorf, GermanyMorris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, ‘Faces. Works from the Permanent Collection’, Vancouver, CanadaCharles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art – Design, ‘The Voyage or Three Years at Van Abbemuseum, ‘For Eindhoven – The City as Muse, part of Vanuit Hier – Out of Here’, Eindhoven, NetherlandsMusée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, ‘Incongruous. When Art makes You Laugh’, Lausanne, SwitzerlandMACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani, ‘Volume! Works from the Collections of La Caixa Foundation and MACBA’, Barcelona, Spain
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, ‘Huckleberry Finn’, San Francisco CA
Seattle Art Museum, ‘Kurt’, Seattle WAZKM Karlsruhe, ‘fast forward 2. The Power of Motion. Media Art Sammlung Goetz’, Karlsruhe, GermanyJohnen Galerie, ‘Conversation Pieces. A Chamber Play, Act 1’, Berlin, GermanyMuseum of Contemporary Art, ‘17th Biennale of Sydney. THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age’, Sydney, AustraliaSullivan Galleries, SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ‘Picturing the Studio’, Chicago ILHamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, ‘Die Kunst ist super!’, Berlin, GermanyYale University Art Gallery, ‘Continuous Present’, New Haven CT
Lentos Kunstmuseum, ‘See This Sound. Promises in Sound and Vision’, Linz, Austria
Malmö Kunsthall, ‘Little Theatre of Gestures’, Malmo, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, ‘Little Theatre of Gestures’, Basel, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Zacheta National Art Gallery, ‘Invasion of Sound’, Warsaw, Poland Schaulager Basel, ‘Holbein to Tillmans. Prominent Guests from the Kunstmuseum Basel’, Basel, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, ‘Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix’, Dusseldorf, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
LiFE, ‘Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix’, St. Nazaire, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Museion, ‘Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix’, Bolzano, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Museo Nacional de Arte, ‘The Practice of Everyday Life. Fundación / Colección Jumex’, Mexico City,
Generali Foundation, ‘Un coup de dés. Bild gewordene Schrift. Ein ABC der nachdenklichen Sprache’,
Malmö Art Museum, ‘Archeology of Mind. Morra Greco Collection’, Malmo, Sweden
Städel Museum, ‘Real. Fotografien aus der Sammlung der DZ Bank’, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Museum Morsbroich,‘Kavalierstart 1978-1982’, Leverkusen, Germany
Museion, ‘Solo 24 Ore 24 Stunden’, Bolzano, Italy
de Appel, ‘To Burn Oneself with Oneself: the Romanti Damage Show’, Amsterdam, Holland
Biennale of Sydney, ‘Revolutions – Forms That Turn’, Sydney, Australia
Kunstmuseum Luzern, ‘Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection’, Lucerne, Switzerland
Matthew Marks Gallery / Greene Naftali Gallery, ‘Painting Now and Forever, Part II’, New York NY
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, ‘Sound of Art. Zur Musik in der bildenden Kunst’, Salzburg, Austria
Statens Museum for Kunst, ‘Reality Check’, Copenhagen, DenmarkFrankfurter Kunstverein, ‘MACBA im Frankfurter Kunstverein’, Frankfurt, GermanyThe Power Plant, ‘Auto Emotion’, Toronto, CanadaAthens Biennal, ‘Destroy Athens’, Athens, Greece
Galerie Frank Elbaz, ‘From the Audible to the Visible’ (cur. by Peter Coffin), Paris, France
Villa Merkel, ‘Brave Lonesome Cowboy’, Esslingen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, ‘Brave Lonesome Cowboy’, St. Gallen, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967’, Chicago IL
Centro José Guerrero, ‘The Invisible Show’, Granada, Spain
University of South Florida CAM, ‘Elsewhere’, Tampa FL
Patio Herreriano, ‘Intocable’, Valladolid, Spain
Museum of Cycladic Art, ‘Her(his)tory’, Athens, Greece
CESAC – Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, ‘Collezione La Gaia’, Caraglio, Italy
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, ‘Romantischer Konzeptionalismus’, Nuremberg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
BAWAG Foundation, ‘Romantischer Konzeptionalismus’, Vienna, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporànea, ‘Mapas, Cosmogonias e Puntos de Referencia’, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Mori Art Museum, ‘All About Laughter: Humor in Contemporary Art’, Tokyo, Japan
Tate St. Ives, ‘If Everybody had an Ocean: Brian Wilson and Art’, St. Ives, England
Salina Art Center, ‘Situation Comedy: Humor in RecentArt’, Salina KS (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Art, ‘Situation Comedy: Humor in RecentArt’, Fort Lauderdale FL (Travelling Exhibition)
Museu Serralves. Museu de Arte Contemporanea, ‘Anos 80 uma topologia’, Porto, Portugal
Hamburger Bahnhof, ‘Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection’, Berlin, Germany
Les Abattoirs / FRAC – Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Midi-Pyrénées, ‘Le Printemps de Septembre’, Toulouse, FranceMuseum of Contemporary Art Vigo, ‘The Invisible Show’, Vigo, Spain
Galerie Thomas Schulte, ‘Moving On: Motion’, Berlin, Germany
Villa Arson, ‘Intouchable. L’idéal transparence’, Nice, France
Exhibition Centre of Centro Cultural de Belém, ‘Helga de Alvear. Concepts for a collection’, Belem, Brazil
BAWAG Foundation, ‘Nothing But Pleasure’, Vienna, Austria
Palazzo delle Papesse, ‘Good Vibrations. Visual arts and rock music’, Siena, Italy
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Le mouvement des images’, Paris, France
Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, ‘Vidéo – Collection Pierre Huber’, Grenoble, France
Klosterfelde Berlin, ‘WRONG’, Berlin, Germany
Jack Shainmang Gallery, ‘Faking Death: Canadian Art Phototgraphy and the Canadian Imagination’, New York NYWhitney Museum, ‘Whitney Biennal 2006. Day for Night’, New York NY
CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux Entrepôt, ‘Dormir, rêver… et autres nuits’, Bordeaux, France MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Espai públic / Dues audiènces, obres i documents de la Collecció Herbert’, Barcelona, SpainP.S.1 MoMA, ‘Music is a better Noise’, Long Island NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Surprise, Surprise’, London, England
IAC / FRAC – Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Rhône-Alpes, ‘Distorsions (1)’, Villeurbanne, France
Art Basel, Basel, SwitzerlandChicago Cultural Center, ‘Situation Comedy: Humor in RecentArt’, Chicago IL (Travelling Exhibition)Winnipeg Art Gallery, ‘Situation Comedy: Humor in RecentArt’, Manitoba, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)MacKenzie Art Gallery, ‘Situation Comedy: Humor in RecentArt’, Saskatchewan, Canada (TravellingExhibition)Domus Artium, ’50 Jahre documenta’, Salamanca, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, ‘Multiple Spaces (3) – Film – Imagination and Illusion In Art’, Baden-Baden, GermanyMusée Rath, ‘Richard Wagner. Vision d’artistes’, Geneva, Switzerland
Contemporary Museum, ‘Situation Comedy: Humor in RecentArt’, Honolulu HI (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunst-Werke, ‘The Imaginary Number’, Berlin, GermanyMuseum van Hedendaagse Kunst, ‘Intertidal. Vancouver Art and Artists’, Antwerp, BelgiumKunsthalle Wien, ‘Superstars. Das Prinzip Prominenz in der Kunst’, Vienna, AustriaMuseum of Contemporary Art, ‘Ecstasy: In and About Altered States’ (cur. Paul Schimmel), Los Angeles CADazibao, Centre de Photographies actuelles, ‘Offwhite: Carte grise à Geneviève Cadieux’, Montreal, CanadaMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, ‘Kontexte der Fotografie’, Siegen, GermanyLandesmuseum Oberösterreich, ‘Police’, Linz, AustriaCamden Arts Centre, ‘An Aside’, (cur. Tacita Dean), London, EnglandAngel Row Gallery, ‘Pass the Time of Day’ (cur. Paul Rooney), Nottingham, EnglandThyssen-Bornomisza Art Contemporary, ‘Puppets & Heavenly Creatures’, Vienna, Austria
Wiener Festwochen, ‘Don’t trust anyone over thirty. Enterntainment by Dan Graham and Tony Oursler with Rodney Graham’, Vienna, AustriaHamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, ‘Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof’, Hamburg, Germany
Centre Georges Pompidou, ‘Sons et Lumières’, Paris, France
57th International Film Festival Locarno, Section ‘In Progress’, Locarno, Switzerland
MuHKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, ‘All under Heaven’, Antwerp, Belgium
Le Consortium, ‘Before the end’, Dijon, France
Centre culturel canadienne, ‘Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver’, Paris, France
Kunsthaus Graz, ‘Videodreams: between the cinema and the theatrical’, Graz, Austria
Musée d’Evreux, ‘Portraits d’arbes’, Evreux, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Reims, ‘Rêves de Grandeur’, Reims, France
Gasworks, ‘Pass the time of day’, London, England
Mendel Art Gallery, ‘Reality check’, Saskatchewan, Canada
Galerie Jan Mot, ‘What did you expect?’, Brussels, Belgium
14th Biennale of Sydney, ‘On Reason and Emotion’, Sydney, Australia
Centre national d’art et du paysage, ‘Regarde, il neige’, Vassivière, France
Kunsthalle Wien, ‘Go Johnny Go! / The Electric Guitar – Art & Myth’, Vienna, Austria
Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, ‘On Stage’, Esslingen, Germany
SMAK – Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Gelijk het leven’, Ghent, Belgium
Johnen + Schöttle, ‘MALEREI’, Cologne, Germany
Lisson Gallery, ‘The Distance Between Me and You’, London, England
303 Gallery, ‘Within Hours We Would be in the Middle of Nowhere’, New York NY
Kunstverein Salzburg, ‘Sound Systems’, Salzburg, Austria

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