LIFESTYLE PHOTOSFor Ecommerce, Branding, Products
Showing your Products or Brand in Use
Photos to match your Ethos!
Using models to show your products in use. One person, a couple or a group often in a real location. Great for web, social media, print and packaging.
Whether it’s wearing your apparel, dinning in your restaurant, donating time for a good cause People looking good, enjoying your Brand or Corporate ID and conveying the right message.
Environmental Portraits are a more complete statement of who you are, your profession and often your location than a standard head shot Those visual cues are instantly conveyed to your audience in an interesting and dynamic way creating a much more effective and individualistic marketing tool.
An adjunct to Environmental Portraits, Industrial Portraits really show you in the midst of work, often captured in a more candid way rather than straightforward to camera. They reflect you in with your professional passion and are perfect for medical professionals, engineers, production workers and management.
PORTRAITS WITH PASSION
Whether it’s your posing with an implement of your favorite hobby or showing you at leisure, these images convey the fun side of your personality.
Personality is a hard thing to capture especially for those of us that aren’t models or actors. I have a knack for getting camera shy people to channel those hidden expressions and capture them at the decisive moment. The above sample is from a shoot for a client who wants to show that their company is a energetic, fun place to work with a friendly, bright, outgoing staff.
PHOTOS OF GROUPS and TEAMS
Photos of your companies various organizations give great visualizations of the size and scope of your operation, gives teams the ability to micro market their particular talents and helps promote camaraderie at events and parties and rewards outstanding employees with publicity for their achievements.
Why to Choose Clay for your Portraits
I bring the studio to YOU
To Retouch or not
Tips for Successful Portraits
What should I wear for my headshot?
The best advise is to choose clothes that you feel good in. Either formal or informal based on the audience that you are targeting. In most cases, you won’t go wrong by being a little conservative. Choose clothes that you would wear to a meeting with a client or investor. You can bring a few options to the shoot. If you are not comfortable in the clothes you choose, it will be apparent in the photo and it will not have the intended impact.
What type of clothes should I wear?
Men should wear a suit jacket or sport coat and a nice dress shirt.
Women should wear a blouse or a tailored jacket. It is best to wear long sleeve shirts for your portrait. Long sleeves are much more flattering on arms than short.
Make sure everything fits properly avoiding clothing that wrinkles easily as it tends to look sloppy and unprofessional.
What colors photograph best/worst?
Solid colors photograph best, most people look good in midtones (green, blue, brown, etc.)Avoid white and colors that approximate your flesh tones (this might be beige, tan, or very pale peach, pink, and gray).Avoid wearing clothing with patterns or accessories that distract from your face. Very bright reds, yellows and oranges can also be distracting.
How much makeup should I apply?
Wear what you would for a nice evening out. Well done, but not overdone. Avoid overly glossy or shimmery makeup as it will catch the light and be distracting.If you normally don’t wear makeup, your pictures will look better if you at least wear foundation as it helps even out your skin tone. Bring extra powder as you may want to reapply during the shoot to avoid shine.
Accessories for women:
A string of pearls is classic, a bold gold necklace shows style and panache, as does a striking scarf, one that provides an accent color and that doesn’t have a distracting pattern, is a good way to express your creativity while bringing the focus of the portrait up towards the face and away from the chest. Jewelry can be a great accessory to your outfit, but should not distract from your face., less is usually more. Necklaces look best when they are shorter and mimic the neckline of your shirt.
SHOW UP ON TIME, DELIVER QUALITY IMAGES IN THE TIMEFRAME NEEDED, COLLABORATE WITH ALL PARTIES TO GET IMAGES THAT EXCEED THE REQUIREMENTS, ALL WITHOUT BREAKING THE BUDGET!
Client’s have this to say about Clay Chapman Photography
But I go where the work is!
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