Untitled Headshot by Jesse Merz
Jesse Merz's picture

Untitled Headshot

From my first ever portrait photo session. Working on my lighting and portraits. Taken in the living room of my 600sqft apartment with a single speedlite. Please leave feedback. I know it could use improvement, looking for critique.

85mm · f/1.8 · 1/50s · ISO 100
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Joel Wright's picture

Nice photo overall, definitely worthy of a portfolio.

The light on the model's face may be a tad too hot. The position and fill is great and I wouldn't change that a bit. Maybe try upping the ambient lighting? The model's pupils appear very large, which is a tell tail sign that the ambient light was too dim when the flash popped.

Nice work.

Jesse Merz's picture

Thanks Joel! Very helpful feedback. I didn't know about the pupil size - ambient was very dark so that makes sense.