I was booked for a corporate photography shoot for The Bank of New York Mellon yesterday. The brief was for a few portraits and some group shots of staff for a Powerpoint presentation as part of International Women’s Day. As usual with this kind of job it all had to be done quite quickly. Most of the people involved were in senior management and only had a few minutes to spare for photographs. I turned up early to meet my contact, Diane, and went round the building to look at potential places to set up. Diane had booked several nice spots with plenty of space and some natural light. A good location can really lift a corporate image, so if you can avoid small windowless rooms with very large boardroom tables it helps!
By the time our people had arrived we were ready to go and managed to get everything we needed in two short sessions, allowing the staff to get back to their proper jobs.
I used a small portable lighting kit, which can be set up and dismantled in about five minutes. The combination of flash and natural light was enough to give some depth to the photos.
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