CORPORATE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Some people think that a corporate portrait is a mundane frontal view of a person in a dull-colored jacket, a mere ID photo being mistaken as corporate. A business headshot can by no means be mundane. It has to be powerful, showcasing a trustworthy, intelligent and confident person. We still might have you wear that jacket though.
I am profoundly grateful that employees of
Raiffeisen, KPMG, Hilton, Mitsubishi, RT Channel, Bacardi, Ebay, DWP, Skolkovo, Kompass Strategy, RUSAL
and other prominent companies trusted me to take corporate portraits for their professional needs.
It requires some time to take great photos. The model must relax and put up with being photographed. The photographer has to find the best poses and the best lighting. Posing takes some effort, but it is also enjoyable and entertaining if you are working with a great team.
But where to shoot a corporate portrait: in an office or a studio?
Either way works. Deciding on a studio or an office depends on your personal goals and preferences. Let me explain the pros and cons of both options.
Corporate Portrait in the OFFICE
It is very convenient to set up a business photoshoot in the office. You don’t have to spend time in traffic; the mobile studio will come to you. Most offices offer a variety of locations: traditional work desks, long and bright aisles, walls with certificates and graphs, conference halls or vast modern spaces with dozens of people creating a unique product.
The photos that are taken in a workspace are candid and honest.
With a clear 6x12 feet space, we are able to set up a traditional photostudio with lights and backdrops. We can get all different kinds of photos for any occasion right at your office.
Corporate Portrait in the STUDIO
The onsite photoshoot is not always the best. We might have to move furniture, clear up desks or even rearrange the certificates on the wall. We definitely will put everything in its place afterward, but the process itself can be annoying. Another inconvenience may come with your colleagues, who are very excited about your modeling. They might constantly interrupt the process with some witty comments and advice on poses. Finally, some offices have no space for the photoshoot. If so, a professional studio is the way to go.
In a studio, there always are solid classical backdrops. Some places have photogenic brick walls and huge windows with lots of natural light. There is plenty of space to do all kinds of portraits from closeups to full body shots. Nobody will interrupt us, and we can finish the mission in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. The result will be clean and neat photographs focused not on the environment, but solely on the main subject of the shoot.
This kind of photoshoot is more about you and less about the company.
Corporate Portrait OUTDOORS
Another good option is to shoot outdoors. This infuses a fresh, creative approach to the corporate headshot.
There are plenty of suitable locations in any area, and we can find the most appropriate one for your business field. Outdoor backgrounds such as a porch, a red brick wall or a green maple alley are just a few examples of some inspiring settings.
Corporate Portrait ON-LOCATION
For a production company, the best location is in the very heart of it, in the factory. Here the photo will tell the complete and compelling story. Nothing can be more captivating than the process of creating a new product. Having the creative process as the background helps us to broadcast your professionalism in all aspects of the business.
Even if you decide to hire a different studio, read my article “How to Prepare for The Photoshoot.” It was written in collaboration with my best stylists, utilizing our comprehensive experience and research in the field.