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Wednesday
Mar122014

Kickoff Meeting Photography and Linkedin Portraits

One of my clients was having their annual kickoff meeting at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, VA.  The meeting was unique in that they had about a half dozen of their younger consultants give five minute presentations and their sideshow had to be 20 slides with each slide showing on the screen for 15 seconds.  This ensured that every presentation was sharp, focused, and to the point.  It really seemed to work well, the audience was very attentive and seemed to enjoy the format.

Since we had most of the employees of the consulting firm at the meeting, the marketing director had a great idea, setup a studio outside the meeting room in the lobby of the Westfields Marriott and allow people to get new headshots done for their Linkedin profile and for other internal uses.  Many of the "selfies" that employees use for their Linkedin profile tend to be a bit crude and not that professional looking.  I photographed 90 employees in less than 60 minutes while everyone was enjoying food and refreshments after the meeting. 

Westfields Marriot Chantilly VA Event Meeting Photographer Linkedin Portrait 

Westfields Marriot Chantilly VA Event Meeting Photographer Linkedin Portrait 

Linkedin Portrait Headshot Reston VA

Linkedin Portrait Headshot Reston VA
Westfields Marriot Chantilly VA Event Meeting Photographer Linkedin Portrait 

Westfields Marriot Chantilly VA Event Meeting Photographer Linkedin Portrait 

Westfields Marriot Chantilly VA Event Meeting Photographer Linkedin Portrait 

Westfields Marriot Chantilly VA Event Meeting Photographer Linkedin Portrait 

Tuesday
Jan142014

Combining Studio and Environmental Executive Portrait Sessions

I recently photographed 37 executives at a Chantilly, VA technology firm.  They wanted both studio portraits and environmental portraits.   The studio portraits were to be shot on a white background so they could easily extract the executive from the photo and put them into marketing materials.  Many of the executives give presentations and speeches to various trade associations and customer forums and are asked to provide a photograph to go along with each persons bio.  So it is nice to have a large variety for everybody so that they don't keep using the same photograph over and over again.

We setup a studio in a conference room on the first floor and we shot the environmental portraits right outside the conference room.   We budgeted 15 minutes per person.  We photographed some with and without ties and with and without sport coats.  Depending on the nature of the use of the photograph the client can choose a more formal shot with suit and tie, or go for the photograph with a more casual look.  

The project was done over three days, two days one week and another day three weeks later to accommodate everyone's schedule. 

PHOTOGRAPHER INFORMATION:

The studio photographs were done on my Nikon D4 with a Nikon 70-200MM F2.8 with Paul Buff Einstein strobes providing the light.  The environmental photographs were take with a Nikon D3S with a Nikon 105MM F2.8 lens.  I used the 26 inch Westcott Rapid Box Octa Kit with Beauty Dish Deflector Plate for my environmental lighting.  It was powered by my Nikon SB800 and controlled by my Nikon SB900 on my camera. I was in manual mode the entire time with both my camera and the SB800.  

 

Chantilly VA Executive Headshot Photographer

 

 

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