I did these business couple portraits of a married couple for their seminar business. We started in the Guardian building in downtown Detroit where we used the lobby and gates as some of the backgrounds. We also shot in some of the office space and found a great tiled wall and a nice yellow wall to use as backgrounds.
This is a recent example of executive headshots being done on location. The Clarkston Chamber of Commerce had an annual meeting where most of the Ambassadors and Officers were attending. The Chamber asked me to come at the end of the meeting and shoot new headshots of the chamber and staff. I set up a typical headshot lighting with white background and photographed everyone there in about an hour. We had to schedule a few people who could not make the meeting for an additional session at my studio. I have photographed many additional sessions for the Chamber as the members and staff change, trying to keep the look similar.
Musician photography of a young man, bassoonist & conductor, shot in the studio. This young man is a bassoonist and aspiring conductor. He is in his final year at U of M in Ann Arbor, MI. He needed some headshots for all of his upcoming performance and interview needs.
These are pretty straight forward studio headshots. I got hime to the studio, asked him a bit about what his needs are, talked about the style of shots he and I like and then came up with a plan to shoot on black and them on white. At the end of the session I brought out the ring light for some non music headshots.
Executive Environmental portraits of a local technology firm in Clarkston, MI. IGD Solutions asked me to come to them and shoot some images of key staff for their upcoming webpage update. I went to their offices and shoot each executive in a couple different situation in and around the office. I chose to make my versions of the images black and white. I’m not sure which versions of all the shots they will end up using.
Environmental portraits are photographs of people in some natural setting. They are quite different from studio portraits because I often have to balance the existing light with light I bring, trying to create a plausible lighting look with an additional bit of creative interest.