Corporate Portraits

by Gerhard

On 19 November we took some photos of model Stephanie. These photos are to be sold on stock image banks, such as Istockphoto, to Advertising companies across the globe.  We tried to create a corporate feel to the portraits as we felt that Stephanie have the perfect look for such photos.

The setup in the studio was quite basic ,as always (I believe in ‘less is more’).  We used a white background with two studio lights on it and overexposed the background with 1.5 stops. One must always be carefull not to overexpose a white background too much (more than 2 stops) since the stray light shining into the lens will make the photos look dull and a  flat.

At the back right hand side I placed a Studio light fitted with a snoot aiming directly at Stephanie’s hair.  From the front left I used one Studio light fitted with a 1m Softbox (quite close to Stephanie’s face) and from the the right hand side a big white polystyrene board throwing some light back into her face. Stephanie was standing 3m from the background.

I used the Nikon D2X and the 70-200mm F2.8 lens. The settings were 1/125sec at F14  and a ISO of 200. The White Balance was set on 4800 Kelvin.


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