Control the way light falls across your subject’s face
If you’re using natural light, placing your subject by a window or in a shady spot is ideal for headshots. However, a flash kit gives you more control. Ahome studio kit is ideal, along with a plain wall or sheet for a ‘clean’ background. For simple, attractive lighting, try the so-called ‘clamshell’ set-up shown in the diagram above: simply position one light (ideally with a softbox or umbrella) above the face and camera, with a reflector held below the chin to bounce the light back upwards. If you’re using a second light, direct it onto the backdrop.