If you don’t know, I’ve recently moved to Utah County. The good news is I am closer to my day job so my commute is saving me a lot of time! I had spent hours each day driving from Salt Lake valley to Provo each day of the week. I’m now reclaiming a lot of that time by this move. The other good news? I am still able to visit Salt Lake and the surrounding areas to photograph people, weddings, food, or whatever.
So the first photo shoot since my move was in Pleasant Grove, Utah. It’s only 10 minutes from where I live, what convenience?!
The headshots here are for a sanitation company in Pleasant Grove. I won’t mention the company name so I don’t take over their SEO but the people in the photos gave their thumbs up about me posting photos on my website and social media.
For headshots I have invested in a simple white seamless roll of paper to act as the “boring” background. It is easy to transport and it is easier that trekking employees to the studio in Draper. We decided to go with a simple light grey for the background. The only difference is how I light the background. If I put more light on the background it turns white. I could gel the background and get some different colors if we wanted to get fancy.
Depending on the company policies, I might retouch some of the portraits other company forbid the retouching. In this case I kept most the retouching for the female employees. I think most guys could care less. My one rule? I won’t tell you what I retouched. If a retoucher tells you what miracles they achieved in Photoshop then you are going to feel miserable. “What’s wrong with my face that they had to soften my skin?!.” People would scream. And that is why I keep it a secret.