Some factors I consider when creating these profile portraits:
– I tend to capture them horizontal to show the surrounding environment if used in other media besides a profile
– I leave enough space so the image can be cropped vertical for profile templates
– use lighting from background equipment (when possible) &drag the shutter for the exposure.
– Capture the smiling, serious and in between facial expressions (all have their uses).
This is what I call my “standard portrait” and after setup will only take a few seconds to capture a few portraits like this.
Thanks Don and the rest of the crew at RockMass for that opportunity to create.
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This image showcases a few old school lessons I learned in photography composition. “You look at an image like you read a book, from left to right” was mentioned to me early on in my career and it stuck with me ever since.
Using leading lines and creating highlights and shadows with my lighting I draw the viewer into a specific part of the image. In this case I used the leading lines of the truck to draw your attention to the main subject while utilizing some background lighting for impact. This overall composition leaves room for “copy” on the left side of the image over the negative space of the truck while drawing your attention onto the main subject of the miner and tablet. As well with this composition the image can be cropped vertically isolating the subject thus giving a designer several options for layout placement.
I created this quick portrait of Michael after we and the team finished another successful photoshoot with Epiroc here in Northern Ontario. It’s always a pleasure working with Michael and the Epiroc Team as we are constantly bouncing ideas off each other in order to create some unique images.
I value the people I work with and love to create images for them to use as a thank you. They give me their time, patience and knowledge of the job while we are on location shooting. Here is a quick portrait I created of Brianne before we finished a shoot for Epiroc.
Shooting the jumbo straight on can be a tricky shot. The lights from the cab need to be exposed properly and when doing so the rest of the image will go almost completely black. In order to light up the 2 booms additional lighting is required but these too must be controlled or the light will spill everywhere and change the “mood” of the image. Additionally lighting up the cab to show the operator also takes some finesse to acquire the correct exposure. This one image may look like a quick shot and it actually is at an exposure faster than a half a second but the setup time takes just a little bit longer.
I was just browsing through the latest edition of Canadian Mining Journal and happily came across another instance where images I have created are being used in Industry Articles. It’s no surprise as Maclean Engineering are actively using the images for social media, marketing and obviously trade magazines. I just couldn’t picture this article having the same impact if it was taken with the Supervisors Cell phone.
Either before the shoot starts or when it finishes I always like to create a nice Portrait of my subjects while in the shop. It’s a way for me to say “Thank You” for being a part of the shoot. I hope he likes it.
Check yourself, check the area and check your teammates. Safety is about passing on the favor.