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October 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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The Photography Happy Hour - Episode 1

One-Light Headshots w/ the Honey Badger 


If you tuned in recently to Episode One of the Photography Happy Hour, this is a follow-up on how to achieve headshot lighting using just one light.

Be sure to subscribe: to the Photography Happy Hour and my blog for updates and new videos.

Here's a quick instructional on how to use the Honey Badger Strobe by Interfit Photographic.

BTW The Honey Badger Strobe list price is an amazingly low $299. and includes a 24" pop-up soft-box. Use my discount code for an additional 10% off. EMERY10 

Here's the shot

This was achieved using one light, above head-level of the model, with a large Octobox modifier, and a silver reflector about waist level. The reflector is placed close to the body of the subject to reflect some of the light from the strobe back up into the face. The reflector also creates a nice dewy catch-light in the bottom of her eye.

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Here is how it looks side-by-side, with and without, the reflector. The 2nd photo, without the reflector, illustrates how much more shadow the is under the chin. Neither is right or wrong, it's simply preference. With headshots for actors or business professionals, I like the bounce of the reflector because it is more flattering to most subjects, and creates a more inviting look. Notice that creases in the face are more filled in with the reflector - it's an all around softer look.

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Here's one more we did for our promo.

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A little more info about all the equipment used and where to get it - click on the link to see more

 

 

 

 


The Honey Badger specs:  version2_med

  • 320w per second flash
  • 8 Groups (that means you can have up to 8 heads set on different power outputs)
  • 15 channels
  • 7-stops (320ws-5w's) with 10 stop increments
  • Sync capablity at 1/250th sec
  • 1 second recycle time
  • Bowens® s-type-mount for all your favorite modifiers
  • And the pièce de résistance- a modeling lamp with a dimmable 5600k bulb that is a powerful 60W LED. (yes folks, that means you can also use this unit as a continuous light and shoot some video.... although it is probably best used for video without sound because of the audible fan in the head)

 

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More great photo discounts from my favorite photography companies:

Lighting Gear:            10% off Interfit Photographic: click here and use code "EMERY 10"

Rental Equipment:     Barrow Lenses: 10% off go to this link: click here 

Business software:       Honeybook 50% off go to: click here 


Want to learn more about lighting?!

Buy one of my two books on Lighting on Amazon!

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