Business Portrait Photography for JFDI

My old friends and colleagues over at JFDI needed some new photos for their LinkedIn profiles, and a new project called The SharePoint Doctors - so of course they came to me. Business portrait photography is a bit of a psychological business... it's one thing to get someone relaxed enough to take a good photo of them, but with business portrait photography it's all about conveying a positive message about the person to whoever sees the photo. Communicating what you need someone to see in just a still photo is a difficult and onerous task, and not to be taken lightly. But judging by the number of my photos I see chosen on LinkedIn as my clients' profile photos, most people seem to like what I've done for them. It's different again photographing people you know... but a real laugh... there was barely a dry eye in the house due to the almost constant messing about. But the result was some very relaxed portrait photos of a couple of chaps who are great at what they do for work, but really don't like having their photo taken - which of course is one of my specialities! If you're not keen on having your photo taken, give me a call and I'll do the same for you.
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  1. Jon Silver December 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    I don’t disagree with anything except that the foundation of everything is understanding the person you’re photographing, what they want the photos to say about them as people, and forming a relationship with them which allows their personality to shine through. All that is essential before a single photo is taken or processed in Photoshop, and it’s what distinguishes a great portrait photographer from just another photographer. Whether or not the subject thinks I have this skill is up to them and their own subjective point of view.

  2. Alvaro Hardy December 1, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    I think that the most important aspect of portrait photography is how well the photo can represent the person. whether it is a candid or a posed shot, I think that if the photo can make you feel something when you look at it, then the photographer has done his or her job right. I think that is what differentiates a good photographer from a non-photographer. This is especially important in portraits. For me it starts with understanding my equipment, then using the right equipment and then following up in Photoshop and using what ever it takes to really capture the person. I hope that I have been able to evoke emotions when people see my photos. I’m not sure if I am successful, but that sure is my goal.

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