Studio photo shoots

July 2021 onwards: studio photo shoots start up again. It’s great to return to the studio and take corporate photos again.

For this client, the two corporate styles I am asking the subjects to pose for are Biography (ID style) and Expert (less formal/candid), each shoot lasts 15 minutes approx and my aim to get about 35 – 40 photos of each subject.

The studio has two main lights with large soft-boxes and a white backdrop. I ask subjects to initially pose standing up, followed by seated poses. I am constantly talking/directing the subject so I can achieve the shots that fit in with the corporate brief.

Mostly, I ask for friendly, open expressions/poses. After the photo shoots, I prepare all images into contact sheets. The subject receives their contact sheets via email, once they have made their selections, the images are formatted on grey and blue backgrounds ready for the company intranet/website. Occasionally, I may request a serious expression (but that depends on who I am photographing). 

I use a Canon 5D, Mark 3 and 85mm prime lens for studio photos.

I have included typical subject contact sheets below.

Although the studio contact sheets displayed are not formatted (ie with corporate grey or blue backgrounds), the subject often request and use pre formatted images for their Linked In/Twitter profile image.

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