Jesse recently contacted me to create some head shots for him. He's in a masters program and will be sent overseas as part of the school's international studies program. He needed some professional head shots for the student catalog. We met in DC and walked around looking for good lighting and backgrounds. He wanted an environmental portrait and the streets of DC did not disappoint.
We chatted while we looked for locations. It was relaxing and fun to work together. I was using all natural light but I find to get proper portraits you need to look for very specific elements. I like to put the subject in the shade but at the edge of a shadow so that the ambient light from the sidewalk will provide a soft lighting. Below are the images from our session.