The scope of one of our March projects was to capture as many corporate head shots during two sittings totaling about 4.5 hours for an international firm we work with.
We did the same thing two years ago at their biannual conference in which they fly in their international colleagues for team building, networking and an award ceremony. That time, we captured 63 head shots.
This time, we were able to capture 96 head shots using a team of four. We had our intern and an assistant on site. Tina is so great with people of all kinds, and I jammed on directing folks in front of camera.
I might be biased, but our process was pretty smooth. We were able to raise and lower our key light for each person, help people get comfortable quickly and have them choose their image within about 5 minutes. In post, I create a universal background and provide retouching to each image.
Although this year, I felt like the lighting setup provided us with a look that required far less retouching on skin. Out of camera, most people looked fantastic after a few blemish removals and some very gentle smoothing.
During the three days we worked with this client, we also filmed 20 interviews which we'll edit into several videos that they will house on their website as well as covered their award ceremony and other events for them using a team of myself and another photography assistant.
There are a few stand out shots in the head shots that will surely be added to our portfolio. We are always so grateful that we have such great clients who trust us with incredibly large projects like this one. It's also amazing to see how much Wittefini is growing in just three short years.