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In this live demonstration Mark shares his techniques behind creating four distinct headshots and how to move away from average images.

To capture sellable headshots you need to first start with perfect exposure. Mark starts by explaining how to correctly meter your lighting depending on its position, to create perfect lighting throughout. Now Mark has laid the foundation for his image, he begins shooting the first headshot. Demonstrating how to get away from shooting average headshots with three simple tips. Moving on Mark demonstrates each style of headshot, explaining lighting, posing and camera position.

Equipment: Canon 5D mkiii, Canon 85mm f1.8, Elinchrom ELC 500, Elinchrom D-Lite 4, Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox Deep Octa 70cm, Elinchrom Skyport, Sekonic Light Meter, Lastolite Hi Lite, Lastolite TriGrip Reflector, TetherTools TetherPro USB Cable, TetherTools Jerkstopper,