A friend of mine asked me to take some headshots for him for an article he was having published, and I wanted to try using a black backdrop. I see professional profile pictures like this all the time, and I thought this would be the perfect time to try this. I had shot using a white backdrop before, but I was just goofing around with my kids. I wasn’t taking someone else’s headshot. There’s a bit more pressure there. I quickly set up the black backdrop, and recruited my kids to be my models! It was fun, and the pictures turned out pretty good.
For this I used my LimoStudio Photo Studio set up. It is a wonderful set up that I use in my garage from time to time. I used it recently to take headshots for a friend, and of course I had my children as my test subjects to make sure it was going to work out. I had done this once before with them, but I had used a white backdrop. I had never used a black backdrop before, so I was curious about how the photos would look. I thought they turned out pretty good. And the headshots I took for my friend were perfect!
You can read all about backdrops in my blog post titled Photo Backdrops…Why You Might Want One. I highly recommend this LimoStudio set up. They have several you can choose from depending on what you are shooting.