Sometimes, studio portrait photography, as opposed to photographing portraits with natural light, is the way to go. Although formal in approach, my style of studio photography, which includes head shots and head and shoulders photographs is anything but dull and old fashioned. The lighting and posing of the subject is of course very important and something that I have become adept at over the years. One of the most important things to me in studio portraiture are the facial expressions which are really important in forging a connection between subject and viewer.
The expressions can only be genuine and say something about the person in the image when a degree of trust exists between the photographer and the subject. I work really hard therefore, to relax everyone I photograph. Ideally we will have met before the session to discuss the purpose of the photograph and the preferred style.
This makes a great difference to the final result. Your portrait session will not be rushed, I believe a leisurely approach pays dividends here. I always think you can tell a lot about the photographer by the expressions on the faces of the subjects. Expressions are of course a vital part of the finished product, not something you can really fake and an essential part of the image if you want it to connect with the viewer.
Here are some examples of studio and headshot photography. Naturally, all our studio portrait sessions follow a complete consultation as to the style and type of photographs you have in mind.
Please get in touch if you would like to see more or find out about commissioning your own studio session either on location at your office or at our fully equipped portrait studio in Reading, Berkshire.
This set of corporate portraits below were created and improvised during the session. The brief was to show an alternative, upbeat, fun and creative side of the business. Prior to this session we photographed more conventionally, the idea being that a portrait library was created for the company where images appropriate to the end use could be chosen.