On Location Or In The Studio For Headshots?
I’m often asked which is the better option for business or personal headshots, location shoots or in the studio? The answer has to do with your personal situation. If it’s hard for you to get out, or if you have a number of people that need to be photographed, the question kind of answers itself. I’m happy to come to you. I do charge a small fee for travel but the fee is marginal and in my opinion worth it if it means saving yourself the hassle of trying to coordinate a whole office of staff and get them over to the studio. There are a couple of questions to ask yourself:
First, do you have the room? Typically I like to be able to stand back at least 10-15 feet from the subject. Do you have 10-15 feet of open space in a low traffic area? Second: What kind of background are you looking for? Do you have an open space with a nice solid colored wall to use for a backdrop? Something I can tape a piece of paper to? Maybe you are looking for a more interested background, for example, an out of focus tree line or maybe even part of your office ambiance. Are these things available? Perhaps you have another indoor/outside location you’d like to use. As long as it’s doable with out either of us going to jail over it I’m open to that too.
The studio is going to be generally easier for me to control. And I do prefer it. We can shoot indoors against white gray or black seamless (which can be altered to any color) or we can shoot around the building or outdoors if you’re looking for a background with a little more interest. If you have a busy office with little room to shoot, or you’d simply like the privacy of the studio, this is the way to go. At the end of the day it leaves you with less to coordinate.