I recently had one of those "I can't believe I get paid for this" shoots with the gang at Abovo42.com. In addition to my usual headshots, the guys at this Internet startup also wanted portraits that showed their playful side. So everyone in the office brought props related to their hobbies -- golf clubs, soccer balls, beer brewing equipment, etc. -which we used for a bit of photo improv.
I haven't worked for anyone else in over 15 years, but if I did Abovo42 would be my kind of company. See the guy in the "Save Ferris" shirt? That's Sean …
Diana contacted me the other day wanting photos for her new career in real estate, but she wasn't sure if she wanted to do photos in the studio or on location. I made it easy for her by suggesting we do both!
It's been an busy spring here at District Portraits, and I wanted to throw a few of my favorite recent headshots up here on the blog. I've been photographing everyone from musicians and entrepreneurs to hotel executives, dentists, high school teachers and even one very large and intimidating MMA fighter (He was actually incredibly nice, but I'm still relieved that he liked his photos!)
District Portraits is more than just a headshot studio. I am often able to get out in the world and shoot environmental portraits, something I really love. Years ago I was a newspaper photographer, for whom environmental portraiture is a big part of the job. Now I do a lot more work for businesses, individuals and universities. The nice thing about these shoots, compared to newspaper work, is that I have a lot more time to think through the portrait and find the ideal location and timing.
For example in the portrait above, for Tufts University, I had to photograph …
Working at a company where the mission is to make everyone's house a safe and healthy place must make people happy. I recently had a location headshot session at the Green and Healthy Housing Initiative in Baltimore and they were an extremely smiley bunch. This was a very good thing, because I had to photograph 40 people in the space of two hours. There was no time to turn on the Drenner charm if someone was having a bad day!