An Executive Photoshoot in Downtown Portland, Oregon

June 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 

An Executive Photoshoot in Downtown Portland, Oregon

 

One of the services I offer is what I call an "Executive Photoshoot."  I consider it to be quite similar to a "personal brand photoshoot" or even a "social media photoshoot."

 

The goal of all these photoshoots is to create images that the client can use to tell a story on the internet.  I've done personal brand photoshoots for writers and bloggers who want fun photos to illustrate their online work.  I've also done social media photoshoots for people who just want images to share with their friends - images that show their lifestyle and their families.

 

The photoshoot you see here was done for a Portland, Oregon attorney who was in the process of finding a new position in the corporate world.  He wanted extremely professional photos that showed his forceful personality and formidable intellect.

 

We did the entire shoot in about two hours.  The first four photos were taken on the top floor of a Portland parking structure.

 

In the background you can see the Pioneer Courthouse, which we felt was an important element in the story.

 

My client also owned a high performance BMW and had extensive race track experience.  We felt this was another part of his story and tried to create images that would make it interesting.

 

After shooting in the parking structure, we walked over to the old Pioneer Courthouse for a closeup of the historic building.

 

My client was quite pleased with his images and immediately began using them in his marketing efforts.  This is a good example of a very basic Executive photoshoot that was completed in one morning.  They can easily be more complex, involving multiple locations at various times.

This shoot was done entirely with a Canon 5D Mark III and various lenses.  Lighting when we used it, was provided by a single Alien Bees B1600 with a medium sized umbrella.


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