I never tire of the classic executive portrait with a grey background, simple lighting, classic pose, and a great expression. Whether it is in black and white or color, whether it is a tight head-shot or full length, the look is always simple and classic.
The best part of doing executive portrait / headshot photography is that I get to meet a lot of interesting people. Sometimes I get to spend 45 minutes with them, and sometimes it is only 5 minutes. Sometimes they prefer environmental portraits, sometimes they prefer more of a studio setting with a background. At the end of the day, they all want professional portraits that show their true personality.
Here is a collection of portraits I took over the last couple of weeks.
One of the largest set of requests I get is to do a head-shot or portrait photograph of an executive or business person. With so much social media and web sites visibility, professionals want and need professional looking photographs that project who they are.
I have learned over the years that it is not the lighting or camera that makes a good portrait. The key is to get the person who you are photographing comfortable, talking, and just being themselves in front of the camera.
I also try to give my clients a lot of variety ... not just the typical head and shoulders portrait. Peter was starting a new business and needed a set of photographs that he could use for his website and other marketing materials. As you can see, he has a lot of great photos to choose from that fits the medium that he is using.
The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, led by its President Jim Corcoran, have done a wonderful job of serving the business community in the Fairfax County Virginia area. Even with a difficult economy, they have managed to grow their membership and as a result have added some new staff members to help support their growing membership. I was asked to do a few executive portraits / head-shots of some of their new members and while I was their, take a portrait of Jim Corcoran by their logo.
Posted by Fairfax, VA Photographer Len Spoden