Black background adds mood to contemporary portrait

One window, one big black soft backdrop, a gorgeous model and an inspired photographer is all it takes.

Here are a few of the headshot portraits that I took back in August at the workshop with the talented photographer Daniel Hammelstein

There result is exactly the way I had envisioned the end images. Super strong compositionally, emotionally charged and perfect black and white lighting.

Shooting with a wide open aperture (f2,0) gave all the images a beautiful soft feel.

A great big thank-you to Selina for patience and professionalism. You're a star!