I was hired by Spinal Interventions in Provo. They needed photographs of their doctors, office staff, building, and rooms. It’s always a great idea to have current photographs of employees. The photographs of the building will help people visiting the website to recognize the location of the business.
We photographed early in the morning before the doors opened to the public. I brought a black background, lighting gear, and my gear to photograph the headshots in one of the spare office rooms. Before we started I also photographed the building. Unfortunately, the weather that day was overcast! I created some photos outside anyway. However, I was able to stop by a few days later to photograph the building again with clear skies so Mount Timpanogos was visible behind the office.
We created some group photographs of everyone together and then group photos of just the doctors and finally group photos of the office staff. I’ll let you into a little secret… everyone was to wear a dark colored suit and someone didn’t follow the guidelines! One of the guys wore a light grey suit! Well, thanks to the power of Photoshop, and my kick butt skills, I was able to change the suit’s color to a dark grey. I had to do that for several of the photographs.
There are limits to how many people can fit into a group photograph with a background. The background I used is a roll of black seamless paper. It is about nine feet wide. I had to expand the background to fit everyone. The other option would have to photograph people individually or small groups and then put them together in Photoshop. Sometimes it takes a bit of work in Photoshop to make things perfect.
One of the photographs they wanted to feature was the surgery room with the large window with a beautiful view of Mount Timpanogos. If I ever need a back procedure this would be an awesome place just for the view!
Photographing buildings for architecture can be quite involved. We can be subject to the weather, time of day, color of the lighting, and cars in the parking lot. And I spent some time replacing windows on this building… some of the office lights were on and it was a bit distracting.