Kim G.


Professional + personal headshot session. All images made with a Canon 6D + 85mm F1.8.

The first setup was backlit with a large softbox and speedlight facing toward the camera to give a combined blown white backdrop (levels dropped in post) and rim light. The key was a speedlight in a shoot-through umbrella directly above the camera a few feet away, with a reflector providing fill from below.

The second and third shots were naturally lit in the late afternoon, with an assistant holding a 5-in-1 reflector. We used the gold reflector side for the second image and the diffuser screen for the third shot in the grass.