I was the photographer for the different marketing regions for Nu Skin’s Global Marketing Summit. We have been spending this week talking product, software, marketing, sales, and more. And since people traveled from around the world, we took some group photos. I love portable lighting and it makes people look great! It can be pretty quick to setup, and make people look awesome. Although, at the last moment we needed some more photos, and I went natural light for those photos. I don’t always carry the lights with me.
The big group photo is always fun and a challenge. I am happy if I can get most of everyone’s face visible, lit, and looking at me. Sometimes I get to replaces eyes or expressions. I might dodge and burn some people so they look more exposed. Often we just have 5 minutes to organize and shoot a photo before their off to a new project.
One secret, don’t stand closer to the camera than other people, you are going to be larger than everyone else! I try to nudge people around but sometimes I’ll just snap the photo. Don’t tell them I said that—our secret.
Here are some natural light photographs. We didn’t have everyone in the group photo from the day before, so we did a quick reshoot. I didn’t have time to grab my lights, but I always have a camera with me. And I can find the good light and still get a great photograph. Yay