Two great sessions shooting staff portraits for Amac Training. Using a two light mobile studio setup, I shot a selection of informal portraits for each member of staff, before going outside for a group photo. Conditions could not have been worse – freezing cold, strong wind, and yes raining, too! With no room large enough available for the shot indoors, and logistics preventing Amac from getting all their staff together on a different day, we had no option but to shoot regardless. I opted for the shelter of one of the outbuildings in the quadrangle outside the main offices, and tried to grab a shot in which everyone’s hair was relatively stable! Even then it was not quite possible to get the shot I wanted in one go, so I needed to resort to some Photoshop trickery to move one person’s head from a different image into my preferred one! See if you can spot it!
For the strobists amongst you, I used two speedlights – one either side of me and toe-out slightly – to light the group. It was way too cold to keep people standing around while I took a manual light reading, so I played safe and shot iTTL.
Finally, some candid ‘working office’ shots for the website, for which I selected the trusty 50mm 1.4 for some selective focus action!