On Location Business Portraits

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This is an on location business portrait.  These kinds of pictures always create some challenges as the lighting is typically not the best.  For this picture I wanted to accomplish not only a great picture but also to establish that it was an urban like setting (see the large building behind), and to establish a sense of authority or confidence (camera was below the subject slightly allowing the client to look downward).  Anyone want to guess her actual height?  On my blog, I will describe how I think about shooting a picture like this one.

I like this image because it communicates a bit more about the client than a studio backdrop would do, the catch lights in her eyes make them bright, there is very gentle short lighting and she has a relaxed feel and smile.  The image portrays an approachable confident professional in an urban environment.

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