The things I like in a nice headshot are
- correct exposure
- neutral background
- good focus
And of course, a cute horse / expression
Here are some of my favorite headshots of Leo, with a desciption what I'd like to change for them to be "perfect" :)
Like the facial expression, but it's a little bit overexposed and I wish the windbreaker wasn't in the background
Probably my very favorites of him. Nice soft light, nice attentive expression. Get rid of the pipe fencing in the background and maybe the halter and this would be pretty close to "perfect" for me.
Light bit too hard, but still love the picture
Almost not enough light anymore (it was evening), and again, wish there wasn't the stuff in the background.
Same light as before (almost not enough), background is good, angle is slightly "off" for a classic shot, but the clover makes him look goofy anyways, so it's ok.