artist headshot ∙ Stephanie · Victoria BC

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I’ve shot actor headshots. I’ve shot author headshots. It was high time I added another “a_____ headshot” to my resumé, so here’s an artist headshot of friend Stephanie!

20150630 - artist headshot - Stephanie-0001Canon EOS 70D · Tamron 60mm f/2.0 macro · 60 mm · 1/250 s · f/2 · ISO 100
Strobist: Canon 430EX II x2, 1 behind subject, 1 in front, 1/8 power, remote triggered

Stephanie’s work appears on wood and paper (which, of course, is really thin wood), and can be seen at the Queen Alexandra Children’s Hospital or, if you have a time machine, the Royal BC Museum’s Dinosaurs: Dragon Bones in China exhibit.

She needed a professional headshot for some upcoming shows, so we headed out to shoot at the funnest place ever: Hotel Zed.

20150630 - artist headshot - Stephanie-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 26 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 100
Strobist: Canon 430EX II x2, 1 each 3′ from subject, 1/8 power, remote triggered

Our search for locations took us to an apparent school bus graveyard of questionable odours, but hey, this ain’t smellovision, so you just get to see how cool it looked.

20150630 - artist headshot - Stephanie-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 29 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 100
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 3′ from front of subject, 1/8 power, remote triggered

I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to use this amazing wall, and it did not disappoint as a background.

20150630 - artist headshot - Stephanie-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 100
Strobist: Canon 430EX II x2, 1 behind subject, 1 in front, 1/8 power, remote triggered

We ended up in some pretty interesting areas with pretty interesting colours . . .

20150630 - artist headshot - Stephanie-0005Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 100
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 4′ to right of subject, 1/8 power, remote triggered

. . . but the wall wins. =)

20150630 - artist headshot - Stephanie-0006Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 100
Strobist: Canon 430EX II x2, 1 behind subject, 1 in front, 1/8 power, remote triggered

Helping out on this shoot was friend Tyson, who took this backstage shot of me directing Stephanie. Please note, I’m not doing that make-a-frame-with-your-hands director thing. I’m not quite that cool.

20150630 - artist headshot - Stephanie-0007Fuji X100S · 23mm · 1/500 s · f/2.5 · ISO 3200 · Photographer: Tyson Elder

And, since we had Tyson, and since we had that wall . . . BONUS TYSON HEADSHOT!

20150630 - artist headshot - Stephanie-0008Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 35 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 100
Strobist: Canon 430EX II x2, 1 behind subject, 1 in front, 1/8 power, remote triggered

Do you need a professional headshot? I can help you. Let’s chat!

=)

Comments

  1. You’re amazing, Bud! AMAZING!
    Steph is already a stunner, but you captured her perfectly! 🙂

    1. Author

      Yayyyyyy! T’was a fun evening. Thanks for the kind words, Nikki! =)

  2. Prettiest girl! Love these shots! The door way one is fully my favourite! Shows off the signature dress!
    Really like the sketchy graveyard shot too. Super intense and I hope that gets used for something.

    1. Author

      Sketchy in smell, but perfect as a backdrop. And yeah, the light in that doorway was a great eveningtime contrast. Thanks, eh? =)

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