Simple One Light Headshot

Chelle Griggs Leary [NIKON Z 9, 85mm f/1.8G, Mode = Manual, ISO 64, 1/125, ƒ/5.6, (35mm = 85)]

My daughter has a new job as a musical theater teacher at a dance studio in Columbus, Georgia. This is in addition to the many other jobs working at Springer Opera House.

She needed a different style headshot for this job. So, I drove down to Columbus and shot some photos of her in her apartment.

This is a simple headshot: one light, Lastolite-TriFlector, and white background. Here is the setup.

I love shooting with the Nikon Z9 paired with my Nikkor 85mm ƒ/1.8G lens. I turned on the eye tracking to keep my daughter’s eyes in sharp focus. Here are some of the different looks we got with the one light.