Capturing Film Inspired Headshots And Portraits
Film is timeless. No matter what trends or popular craze seems to roll along, film goes to stand the test of time. I love vintage hollywood and the way film photography looks, so I used this as my inspiration for my personal project to capture portraits and headshots. My favorite photographers at this point in my photography career are Chris Knight and Annie Leibovitz. Their styles to capture raw, beautiful, and conceptual images are my aspiration. Another inspiration for this project came as I’ve come into my own with my personal style and favorite types of photography. It’s no secret that landscape and night photography are my go-to’s , but portrait photography is something I’ve struggled with. I love taking portraits, but I just haven’t had the time to dedicate to improve my skills in portrait photography and editing. This served as my springboard into capturing film-inspired portraits. Not only does it take skill in-camera, but excellent post processing skills are necessary to creating stunning film-like photographs.
For this shoot I had my wonderful friend, Danielle, serve as my model. For auxillary lighting I used a Godox octabox with three speedlights installed. Using the soft light I hoped to create a photo that mimicked lighting used in film and hollywood. For post processing I kept in mind color schemes and how film uses color to visually tell a story. In all of these photos I wanted to contrast Danielle’s beautiful skin (yellow tones) with a cooler tone (blue/purple/) in the background. I wanted to incorporate a complementary color scheme to show contrast and create a mood. I hope you enjoy what I’ve been able to create and capture!