Norfolk Chamber of Commerce Board Portraits
06 February 2015
I was recently commissioned by a regular client of mine, The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to create some new portraits of their board members and some of the staff for use on the newly launched Chamber website. In order to photograph as many board members and staff in a single session it made sense to tie the headshot studio shoot in with one of the Chamber events.
I was already due to photograph the MP's event at Dunston Hall in early February and many of the board members would be attending this event, so I took the mobile studio and set it up in a side room close to where the main event was being held. As the staff and board members arrived we had a few minutes with each to take their portrait before they took their seats to hear from the local MP's.
The brief called for the portraits to be shot in Landscape orientation to fit with the new website design, below are a selection of the portraits made in that session.
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Behind the Scenes
The setup for this shoot was pretty straight forward. The background is a Colorama Smoke Grey held up on a Giottos background support system and lighting was provided by Elinchrom D-Lite RX 2 / 4's. The Key and Fill were positioned at 45' and close in to light the subject and background without the need for an additional background light. Hair light was provided by a third D-Lite unit off to the side at the back providing a little separation. (The forth light in the image below wasn't switched on) The idea was to create a Photo Booth type setup that the subjects could walk into, stand on the mark and be ready to go. With only a couple of minutes with each person I didn't have the luxury of time so I had to quickly put them at ease in order to get a natural relaxed expression. Having the lighting set and metered meant I didn't have to think about anything other than getting the subject relaxed.