I needed a portrait or myself for my blog and other websites that featured my work, so I enlisted my father-in-law to help me.
You do not need a studio or very much equipment to create great portraits. Experiment with your surroundings, and do not let what you do not have limit you.
- Flash Trigger
I set up my tripod with the flash trigger and flash unit for an off-camera light source. The on-camera flash will cast shadows and cause the image to go flat.
After I had taken a few shots and felt that I had everything right, I passed on the camera to my father-in-law.
Remember, photographers are usually not in their own photos, so pass the camera to someone you trust to get some great shots of yourself.
The final steps are in processing. I created my own Lightroom preset for most of my photos, and it was based closely with in-camera settings I like to use. Try to produce as much in-camera as you can so that the editing process is minimal.
I selected my preset and added a vignette for character. Here are the results: