I usually try not to paint things with too broad a brush, but this time I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I think everyone wants to get back to normal. We’ve been confined too long, dissociated from our friends and coworkers for what seems a lifetime, and really just want to go back to the way things were.
The good news is that Michigan is going to start opening up soon, which means Blue Sky Photography can create executive portraits and headshots for our clients once more. With that said, things are going to be different though. Social distancing is still going to be our top priority and we want to assure all those who are in need of quality photography, that we will be doing our part to ensure your safety during your portrait sessions. We hope to hear from you once you feel comfortable in this new environment. Until then, stay safe!
Along with other types of commercial photography that I’m hired for, I photograph a tremendous amount of executive portraits, including this recent one of a company’s CEO. This particular project had me traveling to their headquarters to photograph not only the CEO but all of their upper management staff. This seems to be a common practice in the metro Detroit corporate arena, as I receive headshot bookings frequently, both for photo sessions in our Troy studio as well as the convenience of having me set up shop at corporate facilities. As in this case as well as many others, clients will add retouching to the scope of work.
I photograph portraits of executives frequently, on location at client’s facilities as well as in studio at Blue Sky Photography in Troy. I enjoy photographing both location and studio portraits, although shooting against environmental backgrounds can often be more challenging. There is a fair amount more involved than just a standard portrait lighting set-up against a paper backdrop.
In the above photograph, the art director preferred a limited depth of field which required shooting through neutral density filters of three stops, even with the flash heads output to their lowest setting. To complicate matters even worse, the conference room had two walls of glass that I had to contend with their inherent reflections. But that’s why I enjoy shooting within environmental backgrounds; bigger rewards come from bigger challenges.