Another image from a recent model shoot at the studio.
This is Paris, and she's being lit with an Alzo Digital Pan-L-Lite. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 took a breather while I used the Panasonic GH3 to make Paris' picture. Used the same Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens, though, that I prefer for headshots.
The GH3 has an HDMI output that's "live;" that is, you can plug it into a monitor and whatever you're viewing through the camera can be displayed on the screen in real time. This is a nifty trick when you're demonstrating techniques in a workshop setting like I did on this session. We have a Sony 1080p flat panel display at the studio and it worked nicely for showing the students what I was doing while I photographed Paris.
The lighting here is more dramatic than I'd typically use for a headshot. The shadows on the far side of the face are deep, but there's a nice patch of light on Paris' right cheek and the highlights are clearly visible in her eyes. This isn't light I'd use every day for everyone but it works very well here.