Corporate Staff Portraits
When it comes to photographing real people on location there are always challenges to overcome. If you're unfamiliar with the location and you're shooting in a space which is used by the general public it's important to be able to quickly choose a setting within the venue which will work both for the shot and for the client's brief. Setting up lighting, tripod, laptop etc. can cause some Health & Safety concerns in public areas but the most important thing is getting people to relax in front of the camera.
A good portrait is a reflection of the person being photographed and when people are nervous, as they often are in front of the camera, the job of the photographer is more than just getting the technical aspects of lighting, composition, focus and so on right, it's about engaging with the subject and getting them to relax and enjoy the shoot.
Here's a small selection of some of the corporate portraits I've been shooting for one of my regular clients, LAH Property Marketing who have a number of staff working in locations all across London and the South East. These portraits were shot for their website and I've included a few of the more relaxed ones in this gallery which show some of the fun that we have on these shoots.