Photography Session Preparation

YOUR CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION PREPARATION

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY CORPORATE PORTRAIT SESSION?

It can be helpful if you could bring at least two different looks of corporate attire. Depending on your requirements for your corporate portraits/headshot.

We recommend you dress as though you are representing your company and giving a talk to a large group of potential clients.

Please bring the suit you are going to be photographed in on a coat hanger to change into. This will avoid creases in your suit.

GENTS

A well fitted suit with a red, blue or gold tie and white or light shirt works well. You may like to have two changes. You could bring an extra shirt and tie in different, but matching colours – this is important for consistency of image.

Please avoid striped/patterned shirts or striped suits. A plain shirt allows us to be able to digitally retouch any fine creases in post production. This is not possible if you have a striped or patterned shirt.

Depending on what is appropriate to your profession (eg if you are a lawyer or barrister), you may like to wear cufflinks and a nice watch. If we are photographing you with hands included (eg any sitting shots that might show hands/wrists rested on an
chair arm or table) please ensure that your shirt cuffs are just visible under your jacket sleeves.

LADIES

A plain jacket/trousers/skirt/suit and a simple light blouse works well. Please avoid stripes (as this makes it easier when if we need to retouch any creases in your clothing afterwards).

Please keep your jewellery simple and stylish.

If you are wanting a second look, please bring a different coloured jacket and shirt, preferably a solid colour. Please wear long sleeves. If you have trousers with pockets can work well if we are showing more of you. We can show you in a relaxed pose with one hand in your pocket for example.

WHAT ABOUT PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP?

We strongly recommend that you have your hair styled before your shoot. We can arrange our trusted hair and make-up artist. The women the cost is normally $190 and is payable directly to the artist on the day.

Ladies, if you are doing your own makeup, a light day makeup is best. With regard to amount of make-up to wear – if in doubt, less is always more! Please bring your face powder, as sometimes studio lighting can cause foundation to show areas of your skin to be shiny. Alternatively we do have a translucent finishing powder.

THE BENEFIT OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

You can view your images as they are created. We know right away if we are getting the type of shots you need and can get your feedback that you are happy with your expressions.

PHOTO RETOUCHING

We can eliminate blemishes or stray hairs, lighten under the eyes, lighten smile and wrinkle lines, and also whiten your teeth and eyes. The pictures will still look like you, just you on a really good day!

SESSION DURATION

Depending on your requirements your corporate portrait session will take 30 to 60 minutes. For entrepreneur photography shoots requiring 3 to 5 different types of shots please allow at least 2 hours. If you would like to view your images after your session to select your ‘hero’ shots, please allow an additional 60 minutes.

HOW CAN YOU MAKE MY SESSION PAINLESS FOR ME?

Many of our clients have little or no professional experience in front a camera. Tania Niwa is an AIPP Master Portrait Photographer and has over 21 years experience directing people to bring out the best in each person. We know how important your portraits are to you and your firm. By subtly coaching you, we guarantee to capture your best smile and also convey approachability, professional confidence and integrity.

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY STYLES

Corporate portraits generally fall into two categories: traditional and editorial.

Traditional corporate photography tends to be posed in a seated or standing manner and is generally taken as a ‘head and shoulders’ or ‘three-quarter body’ shot with a plain or out of focus background.

An editorial style is generally less formal and more creative. It is designed to be attention grabbing with an ‘eye catching’ composition and setting.

INDIVIDUALS/GROUPS

We can photograph individual executive portraits and large group portraits of any size on location at your premises.

PHOTOGRAPHY ON LOCATION AT YOUR PREMISES

For an editorial style portrait, we will be looking for backgrounds that provide interesting design elements for each photograph (e.g. interesting architecture, decor) as appropriate to the message you want to portray.

Traditional style portraits are generally shot indoors, in a boardroom, at your desk or in the foyer area of your business. We can discuss what your company has available and find the best solution.

DELIVERY TURNAROUND

We balance our efforts to maintain the highest level of high quality with your own deadlines so we aim to provide digital images to select from within one to two working days. Provision of final polished images on CD is a turnaround of approximately 2 working days from when you tell us which images you would like (depending on retouching and other post production requirements).

If you require urgent turnaround for proofs a rush fee will apply (POA).

OPTIONAL SITE INSPECTION

A site inspection prior to your photo session is available and charged at the standard photographic and travel rate. This may be beneficial when there is limited time available on the day of shooting for pre-shoot assessment. Alternatively we can schedule additional time one hour earlier to your actual shoot.

Tania Niwa Photography

SYDNEY:
Building A, Unit 10
148 Old Pittwater Road
Brookvale NSW 2100
Tel 041 999 7556
+61 41 999 7556

NEW PLYMOUTH, NZ:

38 Liardet St,
New Plymouth
TARANAKI 4310
New Zealand

Tel 027 599 7556
+64 27 599 7556

info@tanianiwa.com

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