Did You Know? Executive Portraiture-2

June 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Did You Know?
Babe’s Photos Specializes in Executive Portraiture!

Executive Portraiture …What’s It All About?

Branding
  • Company message.
  • Executive portrait imagery matches brand.
Style
  • Formal, casual, whimsical, avant garde.
  • Color palette.
In Studio or On Location
  • In studio backdrop.
  • On location environment.
Wardrobe Selection
  • Long sleeves vs. sleeveless.
  • Solids vs. prints, plaids or checks.
  • Color schemes within a family of hues.
Tips
  • Look Slimmer? Darker clothing, long sleeves, clothes fit properly.
  • Add Weight? Short/sleeveless tops, white/light clothing, horizontal stripes.
  • Look Taller? Similar tones on top and bottom.
  • Look Shorter? Outfits with contrast…light top and dark bottom.
Specifically for Ladies
  • Formal:  Dark suit with an accent color camisole.
  • Business casual:  Stylish blouse or sweater.
  • Make-up matte-based with emphasis on facial features.
  • Jewelry as a minimal accent.
Specifically for Men
  • Formal:  Dark suit with white shirt and classy tie.
  • Business casual:  Shirt with or without tie.
  • Fresh shave or groomed beard.
Lighting Techniques
  • Clean white studio backdrop fully lit.
  • Dramatically lit color studio backdrop.
  • Backdrop accent spot, gradation or vignette.
  • Lighting to compliment facial structure.
  • Location best light at sunrise or sunset.
Posing
  • Angular vs flat to camera.
  • Contrabody positions.
  • Open/closed smile or neutral expression.
Image Edit
  • Facial expressions.
  • Body pose.
  • Open, tight or extreme crop.
Retouching
  • Remove stray hairs.
  • Brighten eyes and teeth.
  • Remove facial blemishes.
  • Soften facial lines.
  • Blend skin tones.
  • Smooth clothing folds.
 Deliverables
  • Fully retouched images.
  • Color and black/white images.
  • 10 JPG file sizes.
  • Full size TIFF file.
  • Contact sheet.
  • Unlimited usage license.
Most Important
  • Bring good attitude.
  • Bring a smile that comes from the heart.
  • Have fun!

Executive Portraiture…It's More Than a Head Shot!


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