Setting up lights for business portraits.

Time-lapse video of me setting up studio lights for a location headshots shoot for a local business.

Thought it be fun to video myself as I was setting up my location studio lights in preparation for a portrait shoot for a local business here on the Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich. Many people are very surprised when they come in for a sitting and see the light set-up, but to ensure a well lit and sharp portrait it is necessary to use the right light, and also importantly the right lens for a good headshot. Setting up and breaking down the studio lights can sometimes be the most time-consuming part of a job which a lot of people might not realise.

Time-laps video of setting up lights on location.

Tidy office – for once…

My photography post production suite.
My studio where all my photography post production and retouching happens.

My photography post production and retouching suite.

A couple of months ago I had a bit of a clear-up in the office. I thought it was a good day to get a photo taken of my photography post production work-space the way it is supposed to look like.

This is where I retreat after I’ve been out shooting, whether it’s from a travel or commercial photography assignment.
All my images will be carefully adjusted to convey best how I want to capture the atmosphere at the moment it was taken. I rarely do much changes of my images beside contrast, colour, exposure and spotting/clean-up – I prefer to keep them as real as possible and rely on the composition and framing to create the impact. Having said that, sometimes more complicated compositions are needed to achieve what is required – which means more time spent here in my retouching studio.

To achieve this the best way I rely on my many years of experience, state-of-the-art colour-calibrated equipment, and an very organised work-flow.