Ardean Peters: Toronto Photographer | People & Light

Tyler, Head-shots | Toronto Photographer

This session was to create some solid head-shots – which I think we did quite well at that, if I do say so myself. It also gave me the opportunity to meet and work with this lovely young man. It was such a joy to photograph Tyler. He is one of the most sweet, polite and self-effacing people you’ll ever meet. He’s an only child and his parents did good by him. He’s also an aspiring actor and model in the Toronto area who definitely has a bright future ahead of him. Because we were working on head-shots specifically, we kept the set-up fairly consistent and worked on getting a variety of expression. This type of shoot can be a bit challenging because you are limited in terms of creativity and movement – but it’s a good challenge because you have to connect with your subject in a set space and bring as much expression out of them as you can. Here we even went outside the box a bit and experimented with different backgrounds/colour and had some fun with it. I love all the images; Tyler has such an awesome smile, but some of my faves are where he’s actually not smiling and you see a serious, determined young man looking back at you.

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