Staff group photos are a great way to warm up your website by letting visitors become familiar with your staff even before visiting your storefront or facility. If you are online exclusively staff photos give visitors a face behind a company name and create a connection. The above shot was captured using 2 5′ PLM umbrellas with Paul C Buff Einsteins and a 2.8 aperture.
Lifestyle on the job portraits are wonderful ways to show your team in their environment, where often your clients meet them.
This was shot using a simple flash bender during the middle of a work day.
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It’s worth waiting for! We knew this portrait would be ideal for our children’s book author. With everything set up, we waited…for the sunlight. The breath taking explosion of light bathing our subject was exciting. While leaning on a white piano the elements of the room worked together to give us this lovely portrait.
We used a Paul C Buff Einstein flash with a 10% grid.
To serve multiple needs this also holds up in an intimate close up head-shot..
This stunningly beautiful 90 year old was a vision for the camera lens. Using existing lighting created an intimate quiet portrait.
With all the gadgets and photo editing techniques available it is important to know what to use for your subject. If using lighting keep it diffused for a soft look. Unless using a light modifier a flash will give a harshness emphasizing age lines to the point of distraction. The lovely softness in our lady’s face is due in part to those very fine line which are welcome. Part of her beauty is how comfortable she is with herself.
Another choice is converting to black and white, partially because the older generation grew up with non-color photos. Consider delivering both color and black and white to your client.
Such a fun wedding engagement session. This couple arrived in character and costume, which set a wonderful tone for the entire evening. From inside an old warehouse to the streets of Redlands, we had a wealth of of backdrops to utilize.
Sunlight was spilling into this second floor warehouse as we were shooting the engagement ring. We chose to work the sunlight and later desaturate for the quiet moment we had in mind.
This converted warehouse features a dance floor, ideal for our engagement couple with a passion for ballroom dancing. The shadows were created by Canon Speedlite flashes.
Looking into the window of an antique shop selling mirrors was ideal for the period costumes! The trick was not to be seen taking the photo. Again we used a single Speedlite handheld off to one side. What a perfect mood.
We had more fun including this feather clip-on/hat! This sunset shot looks like a happy ending. We look forward to the wedding!
This family was fun to work with. They were up for a multitude of poses. We shot until…no one had an idea left! The laughter and happiness made this session bubble over! Talk about a great afternoon in the park. We used one handheld flash for precision lighting, plus a general flash for fill. A simple set-up with bountiful results.
A white background gives a contemporary setting for this young family. Once again, the Paul Buff PLM umbrellas let us flood the set with brilliant light, focused where the photographer wanted. And the expression of the front row girl? Did someone mention: ice-cream? You have to speak their language! It was fun!
This fun shoot was on campus and the trees made for stunning bokeh. Cropping was the key to the final image to bring the eyes up close and invitingly friendly. Shot using flash and a soft box to focus light where the photographer wanted it.
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Shot in-studio this headshot represents the executive as approachable–as a manager of a thousand people it’s an important reflection. This was shot with continuous light using a style developed for film stars decades ago called “Paramount Lighting”. It’s also called “Butterfly Lighting” because of the shape of the shadow under the nose. It’s a flattering lighting style.
Musician photo sessions are full of creative ideas. Musicians are all about the music and their instrument, so we gave center stage to the trumpet in this headshot. The beauty and contrast of the metal and skin is the life a musician breathes into his instrument. This was shot in-studio using Paul Buff’s PLM umbrellas and Einstein Studio Flash for precise control of the strength of light.
Headshots are a marketing tool for professional from all industries.
What separates a headshot is the intimacy of the subject with the camera/photographer. While a portrait may be full length, 3/4 length or chest high, a headshot is about the face. Lighting is the key. The above was shot with Paul C Buff Einstein and Beauty Dish. The light wraps around the face creating subtle shadows. For the subject of a headshot – the facial expression is critical. Talk with your photographer before the session to capture the expression you are looking to convey to your viewers.