Before I travelled to the United States I shot head shots and office at work images for Tecmark in Manchester. Tecmark is a Multi-Screen marketing company who specialise in creating digital assets and driving traffic to them.
The job was to photograph head shots of the key members of staff including the Managing Director and photograph images of the office at work.
Before we take a look at the images below I would like to say thank you to everyone at Tecmark for booking me and for an enjoyable mornings work was great to meet everyone.
For the photographers that read my blog the set-up for the head shots was pretty simple but I had to change the original plan. I was going to use the Westcott 60" shoot through umbrella as its a larger and softer source but the ceiling height had other ideas, the light would of been too low so I switched to a smaller modifier the Westcott 43" convertible in shoot through configuration so I could get the key light higher to drop a shadow under the chin.
The background (a white wall) was lit with another speedlite on a lower stand behind the subjects.
BTS Shot... (Simplicity Rules)
You can see in the set-up shot with the 2 lights and the white wall. The blinds were closed to cut the natural light coming through the windows giving an all flash exposure with out having to drive the small flash too hard. Also you can see the set-up was metered and tested before the subjects walk in but a light meter is not a 100% guarantee, sometimes you need to adjust on the fly for lighter clothes or skin tones.
Now on to the head shots of Richard Heyes (Managing Director), Kevin Jones (Digital Director) & Stacey MacNaught (Search Director)
Whilst on site I also photographed images of the office at work and the work environment.