Continuing on from Headshot #4, in which I photographed the famous actor and Mental Health Awareness Campaigner, Oli Regan, Headshot #5 brings the next subject I have photographed for my Facial Expressionism Final Major Project, Leonardo Mouza.
For these headshot photographs, I wanted to take a different approach with the same expressions I wanted him to make, but this time by getting him to do those expressions naturally as to how he would make those expressions himself, but from his perspective.
I used a black backdrop to produce these photographs of Leo as I wanted to make sure the facial expressions he made would stand out and that his facial features had a sense of sharpness that would connect to each emotion I got him to make. These photographs help to build on the foundations of the Facial Expressionism Final Major Project I have been working intensively hard on.
Below are the headshot photographs I have produced of my friend, Leonardo Mouza.
Canon EOS 1200D
Black & White Versions of Original Photographs
Overall, I am really pleased with the end result of these photographs, considering the lighting I used would bring out a natural approach to the facial expressions I got Leo to make. I will be continuously improving on my photography skills as I will be photographing outside the college next time so that I can get more hands-on with my photography skills. I have taken into account that at least two of the photos came out but not in the way I initially expected but as I said, I will be continuously improving on my photography skills over time. These photographs, including the edited versions that I produced in WordFoto and GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), can be found in my E-Folio.
I would most certainly love to get your response on these photographs and please let me know what improvements I can make for when I produce more Facial Expressionism headshot photographs next time. Your response is greatly appreciated.