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In studio headshots for author Lydia Kiesling

For this on location session we used the Natural Light Studio with window light as the main source of light. Large black curtains are used to add shadows. What remains is a soft glowy light to illumiate the power and professionalism of this author.

A strong author headshot evokes warmth and personality and context to the mind behind the words.

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The power of black and white photography. A dark background and shadows of a color photograph can make for a strong black and white image. View Lydia’s example below.

Lydia Kiesling is the author of The Golden State, a 2018 National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree, and a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her writing has appeared at outlets including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker online, and The Cut. Contact her at

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