This month's portrait opportunity arrived when my friend asked if I could do a headshot for her. My friend is a PhD pediatric nurse practitioner. She is also an author, teacher, and speaker on clinical hypnosis and a role for it in health and healing:
She has several stuffed hippos which she often uses in her practice and this was one of her favorites. The main light was a flash in an umbrella high and camera left. Hair highlights were added with a flagged flash (thanks Rod for the light) and a reflector was placed on a table in front of her to open up shadows. A flash was also bounced off of the background.