Portrait | Head shot for an Opera Singer

We have been doing quite a lot more portraits than we used to. New subjects mean most of the time new challenges. 

This time we were commissioned to photograph Tânia. She is an opera singer and pianist as well as teacher and investigator in music. The background was a 19th century palace right in Lisbon downtown, Portugal.

So; this is not your classic business portrait. We're used to sober and simple decoration of corporate offices - but this is different. And of course; due to the dim ambient light we went for a two light setup.

The windows in the background provided a nice, well lit backdrop; although we had to use drag the shutter to get details on the walls and columns of the palace.

We also did some formals with other attire. We'll feature those when we publish the entire shoot.

Thank you for reading :)