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More and more these days people are recognizing the importance of using high quality Executive Portraits and Corporate Branding images when representing themselves and their businesses.
Above are some examples of environmental portraits I photographed recently for a client in Lake Forest that asked me to help them do just that.
Environmental Portraits are a modern approach.
My client wanted a different look to their executive portraits, not just a studio background. I like to think of myself as a location specialist. I was happy to meet with them beforehand to scout out their location. I was pleased to find they had quit a bit to work with. We decided on a out of the way area the had some windows that look out over a park like area. Photographing with windows in the background can be tricky since they love to reflect light. Knowing how light works helps a lot!
I have used entire buildings as backgrounds but generally a good background for a business portrait does not have to be very large. This is true especially if you are doing head and shoulder portraits. Here are some more examples on my website.
An important note. Unless you own the building, and want to use part of it as a background, check with building management or security well before your photo shoot. Security will show up and your photo shoot will grind to a halt until that is cleared up.
Classic Executive Portraits are still good
All that said, there is nothing wrong with a classic Business Portrait shot on a studio or colored seamless background. In fact a lot of companies like the look and it fits their business model. Whichever way you are thinking of going, give me a call and lets talk about your ideas.Andy Templeton Photography Executive Portraits Orange County www.atempletonphoto.com 714 747-0556