Relaxed and informal location portrait shoot in a clients home, with a few different looks and lots of colour.Read More
There are lots of different ways to capture staff at a company for the About Us page and recently i’ve been working on getting something a bit more informal than a studio set up with a backdrop or a plain wall in the background.
I’ve found that the key to getting good informal photos is to make sure that people are relaxed and having fun in front of the camera and that comes from experience of shooting businesses and people.
So here are some relaxed and informal headshots / profiles from a recent shoot at a law firm and I think they work really well in saying that the company and staff are approachable, relaxed and friendly.
I had the great pleasure of meeting life coach Regan the other month for a Linkedin / website profile portrait shoot.
In fact we met in a Brighton coffee shop and chatted for ages and drank coffee and I pulled the camera out and took a few portraits.
I really like this informal relaxed way of photographing as it really didn't feel like a shoot at all. I'm a great believer that to get a great portrait / profile shot you need to be relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, so I spend a bit of time trying to get to know my subjects, which I think works out better for both of us.
So please do give me a shout if you'd like to meet for a coffee.......erm.... i mean have a portrait / profile / headshot taken.
Mine's a latte.
When you're asked to take some relaxed informal business portraits / profile shots of the board members for a London financial / Insurance business, where better is there to go than to a coffee shop and make the most of the different locations in there.