Ep 301: Headshot and selfie tips with guest Andrej Valko

Headshot and selfie tips with photographer Andrej Valko. You’ll discover Andrej’s $300 budget lighting kit, his lighting setup, how to find great backgrounds, posing and directing headshots and more. With selfies, we’re talking about professional ones! We cover planning, focus, lighting and more.

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Show Notes

Hi, I’m Andrej – Slovakian born, UK based photographer, passionate about the craft of close-up photography – which, admittedly, may sound scary for many but that’s where my work starts – my aim is to turn this around and make you feel and look comfortable so that it shows in the photograph. So that you can present the best version of yourself in a single frame (or more than one for that matter).

Editing

Links to gear discussed

Wireless triggers/transceivers for Canon

Wireless triggers/transceivers for Nikon

LCD viewfinder/loupe (check the size of your screen to buy the correct one)

Portable tripod with ball head

Added light for headshots:

Softbox / Octabox

‘T’ shaped Bowens S-type mount bracket for the octabox and to hold flashgun, protecting the rear part of the flashgun if the octabox is to fall (this saved my Speedlight a couple of times)

Reflector

Round softbox for the hair / sidelight

Andrej’s lighting setup
Image by Andrej Valko
Image by Andrej Valko

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/selfie2point0

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/andrej.valko.4

Website: http://www.captivatingheadshots.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaptivHeadshots

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