Ardean Peters: Toronto Photographer | People & Light

Dave – Toronto Headshot Photography

Toronto Headshot Photography

I met up with Dave back in Nov for this shoot. He is just about the coolest ‘cat’ (yes I said ‘cat’), I’ve ever met. He is so chill and so easy to work with. Not to mention, he’s pretty darn easy on the eyes. All of these images, save for the last image, were shot with the 85mm f1.8.
I think it’s safe to say, that that is my favorite lens.

The light in that first image, had me jumping up and down like a kid in a candy store. Dave might have thought I lost it, just a tad.


  1. Tru Pettit

    LOL ~ yes very easy on the eyes..
    My bad that I scrolled up and down a few times to make sure I didn’t miss a detail? Of your work of course πŸ˜‰
    Oh hello..yes the light you got would’ve had me excited too! I love all, most especially the last pic since I probably would have blown out the shot…The 85 is great esp if you’re alotted all the time in the world. All natural light and no flash?


  2. Yes, no flash used. I want to try doing some 1-lighting, but I’m still trying to just get used to shooting on location and being comfortable with my shoulder camera bag of lenses and switching those out. To carry a light stand and umbrella too, is a whole other thing, since I’m shooting by myself.

    The last image(s) were actually the worst light. I’ve shot at that wall before and the light was much better. The time we were there this time though, it was pretty flat and boring, so the editing is what really brought it out. This is the sooc image.


    • Thanks Jessica! The light was really good in most spots that day, which is why i think it had such a ‘real’ look to them. I know a lot of people like the 50mm on the full frame, but I can’t seem to make it work as well for me πŸ™‚


      • Jai

        Gotta love it when the light is naturally perfect. I fell in love with the 35mm about a year & a half ago so that’s what I use for all of my portraits except for the group shots. I’ve been thinking about investing in both a 50mm & an 85mm within the coming months, though.


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