We are now shooting headshots with all due COVID-19 precautions of course. We wear masks and social distance. We also have hand sanitizer available. Clients are required to wear a mask, which may be removed during the session. Headshots and portraits are normally photographed using a somewhat telephoto lens, so keeping one meter/six feet from our client is easy. A headshot appointment generally takes 30-45 minutes or so and you’re welcome to bring a couple of different shirts or tops. We have an area available for changing.
Our friend and fellow Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce member, Peg Dowling of Our Planet Automotive Services contacted us last week in need of a headshot in just a few days. We set up the shoot and had the photos to her the next day. Peg is thrilled with her photos and shared the one above on social media. Here is a behind the scenes photo of her shoot.
Beth shot this with a little Canon G16 point and shoot set to a one second shutter speed to capture the flash from our professional lighting. This produces a double exposure of the flash and the ambient light, which is why it looks like it does. I suppose we could have used a second tripod, but we don’t have a lot of room to work with given social distancing requirements.
By the way, Peg runs Our Planet Automotive Services with her son and chief mechanic Tyler and they do great work. They’re eco-friendly and run their business with the environment in mind. They’ve serviced our vehicles for years and we’re extremely satisfied. So if you’re in Chicago or the western suburbs, check out Our Planet.
And if you need a great headshot at a fair price, contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!