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Casual Executive Portrait

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I shoot many executive portraits every year. As a corporate photographer they are my top request. Making people look their best is very important to me in my work.
Creatively, an environmental portrait using elements of my clients surroundings is what I hope for. This gentleman has on office in a historical building. The exposed brick inspired me to choose this area for his portrait.
I gelled the brick wall with a gold color to add warmth and lit him with two shoot through umbrellas. The main light was camera right and the fill was camera left high and to the rear a bit. I used Nikon SB-800's all around. Camera was a Nikon D3 equipped with an Nikon 85mm 1.4 shot at f6.3

MegaPixel - Mega Confusion - The Answers

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With Nokia introducing a 40 megapixel camera phone here is an article from F Stoppers that
will answer some questions you may have.

Mega answers to Mega Pixels



Behind the Business Headshot

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Here is a great article on corporate headshots.
Wheather you are a photographer or someone who is interested in having their
headshot done, this article from SLR Lounge is full of wonderfull info !

The Art of the Business Headtshot



Industrial photo shoot - Machine Tool Plant

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Recently I shot for Milacron, a Cincinnati machine tool manufacturer. They held an open house to show off their new machines. I spent two days shooting their people and products.
This is one of their engineers and a machine that produces plastic parts for medical devices. I shot the engineer alone on a white backdrop and combined him with the machine in Photoshop later. The resulting photo was used in print ads.
I used a Nikon D800 with a Nikon 24-85 mm for the machine and a Nikon D3 with Nikon 85mm 1.4 for the portrait of the engineer.

Portrait of a CEO

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This is the individual portrait of the CEO from the group below.
He's Bob Steele of KZF Design, an architectural firm in Cincinnati. After I completed the group shot I re-set my main light for the portraits.
In the group shot my key light was a moonlight bounced off the ceiling. I took it down and attached a 3 ft. softbox to it and placed it camera right just to the side of my subject. I added a white reflector to the other side of my subject to bounce some light into his face. Nikon D3 with Nikon 85mm 1.4 @ f 6.3