On location office individual and team photos for Jenni Leasia Design, an interior design firm located in NW Portland, Oregon.
For this on location session we used the client’s large windows as our light source. In addition to bounce and flag cards we manipulated the light with the positioning of the subjects. The closer the subject to the light source the greater the light that impacts the skin. By placing the team mid way in the room we were able to get balanced light.
For the individual sessions we used left and right side light coming from the windows. By turning the subjects we were able to achieve unique lighting for each spot.
“We design high end kitchens, master suites and complete interiors for your forever home. It’s the study that calms your mind and sparks creativity; the perfectly laid-out kitchen that makes cooking a joy; the living room that inspires cozy conversations and beautiful gatherings. Our designs nurture you, and enrich every celebration and daily routine at home.”
This year will mark the hundred year anniversary of when women receive the right to vote in the United States. Cece Otto is a living history singer with her new act focusing on the women’s suffrage centennial.
We made this portrait for her upcoming tour throughout the United States using in studio natural light.
She is wearing a custom made outfit with a suffrage sash and button as women did while protesting their right to vote.
Lighting is everything and in photography it’s the source of our (photographer’s) work. So when considering professional photography for your new Headshot, start with the light.
You wouldn’t think that physics plays a role in how a natural light photographer works but it’s essential.
For example when photographing outdoors during high noon the photographer has to consider the following: the yellow colored sunlight and the direction it shines, the sunlight hitting green grass and reflecting up, the cool blue sky color reflecting down and any other surfaces reflecting color.
When indoors photographing can be a lot more simple but so can the background. The warm sunlight hit’s the white transparent curtains and diffuses onto the subject.
Location is the next thing to consider. Where you choose to be photographed plays a part in the outcome of your headshot. Do you want a natural environment or background to enhance your surroundings? Do you want a white background? Do you want to journey a city block or park?
One reason to work with an indoor studio is base sometimes solely on weather. Here in Portland, Oregon we can get a lot of cold and rainy weather which makes outdoor locations harder to achieve. You definitely don’t want to be freezing and smiling at the same time.
Indoor studios provide controlled lit lighting, temperature controlled spaces and the ability to change into other outfits.
So now it’s time to think about your next Headshot. Do you want to play in studio or adventure into the great outdoors, city blocks or your own workspace?
Want to work together? Contact Erica by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Indoor and Outdoor Headshot Sessions starting at $249.00. Let’s play with some light!
It brings me so much joy to see people get together to connect and the amount of energy at this past Mixer was no exception. We had over a hundred people pass through! The buzz of networking was sound to my ears.
To sum up, we had two Alumni show their portfolios along with seven sponsors from the community, ranging from retail to organizations specifically for photographers. As a bonus, we had a conceptual photographer who used her work for a local tarot deck show her prints. In addition to the alumni and sponsors, we had the poetry club at the mixer. The members wrote poems reacting to two photographs which were hung for others to read write about–live–during the mixer. Lastly we had our free-to-enter raffle, which was filled with awesome prizes for any level photographer to appreciate; free memberships, gift cards for printing and photo retail, prints and more.
In conclusion, I want to thank everyone who came for engaging, it was wonderful to meet excited-passionate people. You are inspirational!
Until next time. Enjoy a view of the Spring PDX Photo Mixer!