Headshot with guitar - photography by Vlad Grubman / Zealusmedia.com

This headshot was made in 2010 for a modeling portfolio – shot in home made studio using Nikon D70s and Nikon 85mm f/1.4 D lens. This was the best setup I could afford at the time and it was the first fast lens I ever bought. I was just starting so I did mostly beauty headshots and mostly in home studio with whatever lighting setup I could scrap.

This was also some of the first tries at reasonably well retouching. It wasn’t always done well, so I figured it would make sense to dig in some old photos and apply more modern retouching techniques (or, rather, more experience in retouching that I have today).