shoot outside on a bright day if you havent got access or dont want to use any lighting sets. a bright day is good becaouse you wont get flashhotspots. (and is cheaper than softboxes etc
Also, when shooting headshots, i (emhasise "i
") find it best to go for a full face, (shoulder/chest up) agains a sky (for outside) or plain background
( tell me if my advice is a load of bol***s)
not with your camera buddy.
the flash sync is at 1/250th of sec i believe, so not even the fill flash can save your models faces from being destroyed by the sun's powerful downward beam. you might be able to shoot at a small aperture, however, you wont get that nice non distracting background.
a shot on a bright day can yield some strange results-
check out this shot i did- bright day 1PM.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm27 ... 7453-1.jpg
compared to one i shot in the shade using the same fill flash
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm27 ... mile-1.jpg
when the suns too bright i often take my models to someplace indoors or into the shade, i meter for bright background- then use a fill flash.
+1 on learning lighting- not only will Photoj's advice lead you down the correct path, but it will yield better results leading to happier customers- which is free publicity.