Simple Headshots- Tips/Techniques/Advice?
I work for a large, reputable Real Estate Firm on Fifth Ave. in Manhattan as a day job just to pay the bills. The president of the company has asked me to take photos of all the employees next week to update our website. I said yes, because I obviously wouldn't want to turn down a big, well paying gig.
The problem is, I really don't have any experience with this kind of work. I have done dozens of headshots for models, actresses, musicians, etc. but I have always had the freedom of creativity and they are usually on location somewhere.
The shoot is going to be really generic and simple. (Think 'Picture Day' at school when you were a kid.) I'll just be photographing each person individually from the shoulders up. The company would prefer a white background but I am a bit worried about harsh shadows. I realize it doesn't seem like it should be hard, but I guess sometimes even the simplest things can present a challenge.
If anyone has ANY tips, techniques, or advice about lighting setup or equipment I should use it would be GREATLY appreciated!!! Thank you!