If you don’t practice lighting, you forget important details. I’ve been misplacing and mismanaging my lights for weeks as I attempt to make new headshots of my coworkers for our website. I’m trying to get this done without umbrellas, softboxes, or other large light modifiers, because I need to show up with a small bag and just shoot. Today, I took a deep breath and thought about fundamentals of direction and quality of light, as well as key and fill ratios, and I think I remembered how it’s all supposed to work for a simple headshot.
Tech stuff: Nikon D7000, Nikon 85mm f/1.4, Nikon SB600 with Sto-fen Omnibounce diffuser on stand camera right as key light, and Nikon SB800 with diffuser dome directly under lens as fill.