There are two main categories that corporate portraits fall into, the standard head and shoulders photo and then the “personality” photo. We do both at Andy Templeton Photography, but have noticed a trend that more corporate portraits are storytelling/personality photos.
Professional Photography Post Production There are several steps that take place after the photo shoot. The time professional photography post production consumes can range from fifteen minutes to several hours. Depending on what needs to be accomplished. For my clients, this time is generally accounted for in the cost of the photo shoot. That is…
I had an assignment to photograph a man Craig Monteilh. A man who claims to have been working undercover for the FBI, and he was talking about it. Cue up “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” by The Hollies…He was wearing a trench coat and dark glasses. I was wearing Dockers and maybe a shirt by Tommy Bahama. We met under a tree near a bridge. He kept look around like he was expecting someone else to show up invited or not.
Being a professional photographer is more than just pushing the button on an expensive camera. Photography takes preparation, skills and the right tools. And a little luck doesn’t hurt either.
I went to their web site to view some of the photos we would be mimicking. I have a background available close to their desired color, check. Cameras working, check. Lenses clean, check. Batteries charged, check. Gas in the car, check. Shoes polished, check.
If Andy is your photographer, he will direct you into various poses so that you will get an attractive portrait. For the most part you don’t have to worry about anything…still there are a couple of points you may want to consider in advance and a couple of points that will help you understand why Andy may want to adjust the lighting or have you turn a different way.
Looking around their lobby I saw some things to work with, frosted glass and brushed steel walls, also a nice pattern of ceiling lights. This could be fun.
Backgrounds can be a make or break element in your photograph. They should be like spices in your favorite soup. Too much and that is all you notice, not enough and your creation is bland.
I spend a lot of money each year updating my equipment to the latest high resolution digital cameras and the sharpest lenses. This gives me the most detail available in my photos. Unfortunately when it comes to peoples faces too much detail can be a bad thing.
Low Stress Executive Portraits Andy Templeton Photography specializes in Low Stress Executive Portraits because you don’t need stress. We understand that sitting for a business portrait is not on anybody’s fun list. Searching websites for someone you can trust to photograph yourself or executives in your care can be a drag also. We are here…