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Corporate Headshots on Location in Provo

by dav.d

Almost everyone can benefit from a professional corporate headshot. They can be used on corporate websites, intranets, email signatures, LinkedIn, Tinder, and a host of websites. Yes, headshots can be photographed in studio. The studio lighting is a great way to provide the best quality portrait. However, sometimes time and travel are factors and not everyone can travel to my studio space. What is one to do? Fortunately, I have a portable lighting kit and a long lens. These two things can help create a professional headshot anywhere any time.

Corporate Headshots in Provo

Corporate Headshots in Provo

I’m an unofficial photographer at my day job. I am not paid to be a photographer but my photography skills often come into play. I’ve photographed the cafe’s menu, company events, and some of the corporate headshots for scientists and executives. I usually don’t carry the lighting kit around but I do have my camera. With 24 hours notice though I can bring the lighting kit and make people look their best.

Dressed for success for corporate headshot

Dressed for success for corporate headshot

When I talk about shooting “on location” I am talking about photographing anywhere that is not in studio. On location could be a park, building, sidewalk, or other spots around the town or in nature. Even when working with portrait clients I ask what type of location suits their needs. For these portraits in Provo, we just used the building’s atrium as the background. They had a grey wall that was perfect for a neutral background and there were also some stairs that created a textured pattern that worked as an alternative background. We just had to rotate about 45 degrees to get a different look entirely.

Corporate Headshot in front of a grey wall

Corporate Headshot in front of a grey wall

For these portraits I use a long lens and shoot wide open… in non-technical terms I am creating a blurry background so the subject is in focus and is the only focus of the portrait.

On location headshots

On location headshots

We shoot as many photos as we need and then I pick the one or two photographs that will be retouched in Photoshop. I focus on the skin, hair, and eyes. I make sure there is nothing distracting on the clothing or in the background.

Corporate headshot in company's atrium

Corporate headshot in company’s atrium

Corporate Headshots of scientist in lab coat

Corporate Headshots of scientist in lab coat

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Shauna's Headshot in Studio | dav.d photography September 10, 2015 - 11:46 am

[…] do photograph headshots on location, aka at your home or office or downtown or wherever. I bring my portable lighting kit and […]

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Scientist Headshot at Work | dav.d photography May 13, 2016 - 2:05 pm

[…] another wall for the background. This is where I usually photograph corporate headshots, you can see examples here. I do have to spend more time in Photoshop when I use natural/available light in my photography. I […]

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