When photographing busy executives is best to have a game plan that allows you capture a variety of dynamic corporate portraits in a short amount of time. For this photo shoot the lobby of the Rutgers Business School was an ideal location. Gary Cohen, who is donating a million dollars to the school, walked into the lobby and 15 minutes later we were done and he was on his way to his next meeting.
What should I wear to my headshot session? My best answer is that the clothes should be a great accent but not the first thing that you notice in the photos. It’s a really simple idea but it can be applied no matter the person’s age, gender or occupation.
Below is a corporate executive portrait with a few outfit changes. Each set of clothes looks completely natural and appropriate. Easy changes like this are the easiest during a photo shoot. Take off a tie, add a sweater, take off a jacket, etc…. The concept works well for both men and women.
You can read more about John’s business and executive headshots here.
For this executive portrait I was able to take advantage of the setting sun streaming in through the office windows. We had already taken a series of portraits and headshots so it was time to take a few more dramatic photos. For this one a gridded Profoto B1 and the sunset was all we needed.
A great background is so important for a dynamic environmental corporate portrait. The sky was reflecting off the glass exterior of this building in New Brunswick, so that was a perfect spot. I was able to place the executive in the shade so he was very relaxed, resulting in a dynamic executive corporate portrait.
Everything came together so nicely for this executive portrait photo shoot. The conference room was on the right side of the building, the sky was a gorgeous blue and the sun was setting.
For this business headshot project in Monmouth County, New Jersey we wanted to photograph about two dozen executive headshots against a plain background and also an environmental portrait of each person inside the company's facility.
Normally I would bring a background for this type of portrait shoot but the company had a number of walls that were painted in colors that they wanted to use. Then with a little careful planning we were able to find different backgrounds for about two dozen environmental portraits.
Excellent use of negative space by the folks at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Steve Libutti, the new director of the Institute, was a pleasure to work with. We were able to photograph at a half dozen locations around the building and allow Mr. Libutti to get back to work very quickly.