Beautiful Headshot

 Black and white headshot

Black and white headshot

A fine art fashion headshot portrait of Cynthia. Blond on white background.

It's important to capture just the right angle, lighting and expression to make a perfect head shot. Then the image must be processed carefully. So many digital images are very harsh and show all the flaws. This picture has no retouching and is almost flawless. Photographing a blond with pale skin is more difficult than it seems. It is easy to wash all the skin. In color the skin may appear almost a light purple, unless lit and color balanced correctly. In black and white the skin may look to dark or too light and show distracting shadows.

And of course the most important factor is not technical, but capturing a soulful expression, beautiful eyes and lips and getting a great angle.