This past Tuesday I spent 6 and a half hours on a photo shoot with two different departments at the Maquoketa State Bank. I have three images from the session to show today.
I got there around 8:30 a.m. and finished the actual photography around 12:10 p.m.
Went to lunch with some friends and then came back and took another hour and half to tear down and pack away the equipment.
This was one of the best sessions I have had. I really enjoyed it. The light set up and place I had to work was great.
I’m thinking more and more about offering a corporate / head shot service in the near future.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
I have three images (Portraits) for you today from my corporate shoot of last Tuesday. I’ve been working on them off and on but need to get them done sooner rather than later.
I think I’m going to like this retirement thing. I haven’t been very productive yet but I’ve technically only been retired for two days. 🙂
The image above is Denise and I think it would be very difficult to make a bad image of her. 🙂
I have a new project that is still in the planning stages but hopefully I’ll be rolling that out in a couple of weeks. Right now my agenda is pretty much filled with naps, some reading, some gaming, and working on images.
I did get out with my camera last Monday but nothing caught my interest so I came home with an empty card.
I can tell that I miss the contacts with my friends and the good news is that I can do something about that. I have not had a tie on for eight days and don’t plan on putting one on again. 🙂
Second image is of Nick. Great individual and the last image is of Heather, another quality individual that works for organization.
That’s all I got for today.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
One of my very favorite types of photography is portraits or head shots. I really enjoy working with the light and posing people to create the best image that I can. Unfortunately I do not get to do it very often so It is constantly like learning for the first time.
I was asked to take “head shots” of our young interns for their future use. For things like Linked-in, or other social medial outlets as well as posting them for other uses.
So the question always becomes how much to you enhance or alter the original image to make the person look as good as they can. Because what happens when you take a picture of someone you in essence freeze time. You can have the time to look at every little blemish and imperfection that a person has. And we all have them.
When in the normal interaction with others we never focus or stare at someone long enough to notice them but with an image we do. It is kind of like taking a landscape image and then in post processing you notice all the power lines running through the image. You can either remove them or keep them and let them detract from the image.
I always struggle with how much is too much. Remove a slight blemish, brighten the eyes, teeth or remove fly away hair. It i all a matter of judgement.
Yet as a photographer I want to present the very best image I can and make the person I am photographing look their very best. So at the end of the day I guess you will have to make the final decision.
I just tried to capture what I saw in the camera and let people enjoy what they see.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.