CBH Homes Employee Head Shots

I love helping out CBH with their employee head shots.  They use these photos on their website and it was there idea to have the black and whit and using light from a window. So much Fun!

Project description

CBH wanted to have photos of their employees in Black and white, and they wanted to use natural lighting from a window creating contrast with the shadows and the light.  The entire idea is for the photos to not be perfectly exposed by create a contrasting look that gives a little depth and drama.  It can be a challenging task because you don’t want to over expose, and you don’t want to high of ISO so there isn’t to much grain.  The left side of the face should be a little darker and under exposed.  I used my Sony A7rii with Sony G master 85mm lens and I shot wide open at F1.4 to give it nice depth of field.  I also set up a black back drop.  I used a little bit of light on the left side of the face with a portable light.  I also used a Vello trigger and Manfrotto tripod to make sure I got good focus and no blur because of the slower shutter I used.  Fun assignment!  Thanks CBH!