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photographing business portraits

tips

  • think carefully on how the subject is to be portrayed:
    • serious
    • authoritative
    • happy
    • approachable
  • choose background (preferably non-distracting) and lighting
  • smiling showing teeth makes the person look more friendly and approachable than a closed mouth
  • jackets can look too authoritative and less approachable, consider a plain black top or business shirt instead, either way, avoid short sleeves
  • choose solid colors which contrast with skin tone (avoid beige, pale tones, etc) but avoid very bright colors such as bright red, yellow or orange
  • be minimalistic with jewellery and makeup
  • avoid crossing arms as this is less friendly
    • consider cropping arms out of the shot
    • use action shots with hands doing something or holding something
photo/portrait_business.txt · Last modified: 2014/06/18 14:58 by gary1