Check out the headshots for the employees of the Salt Lake Acting Company! I was hired as the portrait photographer and we picked a brick wall outside the headquarters to photograph everyone. Once the lighting was set up it was pretty quick to have everyone step into the spotlight for 3-4 photographs. I created vertical and horizontal portraits. Horizontal portraits are more easily cropped into square and it is great to have options.
We don’t have as much time to chit chat with each person. That is the downside of big lines for photography. It helps the person relax if we can start a dialog… I tell some corny jokes and hopefully I can get the best out of each person. The other tool to get the best pose and expression is for each person to mirror my pose. It is pretty easy… I’ll have you follow my movements.
I think we were done in about 30 minutes! These aren’t everyone and I don’t think it was too painful. Of course half these people at least have performed on stage or theatre so being in front of the camera should be second nature. Woo hoo!