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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Corporate Headshots

If there is one thing you will wind up doing - some time, somewhere - it is the corporate headshot. These are the staple of any commercial photographer, and we can only be thankful for them. Corporate management is constantly on the move, and new headshots are always required for internal publications, press releases and other corporate and marketing needs. For the photographer, they are not difficult, and they continue to feed the family.
When I say 'not difficult' I mean at a technical level. I take a portable studio with me and setup a standard lighting setup in some spare floor space somewhere in the client's building. Its fairly straightforward. The difficult part is sometimes getting your subjects to appear in their portraits as they themselves wish to. Like most people, they don't necessarily enjoy having their photographs taken and are far more talented in their professional endeavours than they are at sitting and looking dynamic, professional, friendly and interactive in front of a camera. Thankfully the guys at Rockwell Automation were great to work with.

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