With a bit of planning a company can pack a lot of photography into the day including:
Product studio photography
Informal staff photography
And this was the case with a varied day of specialist photography in North Devon for Seiche, a global leader in passive acoustic monitoring technology and marine mitigation.
Planning Your Professional Photography Session
As I say it’s all about planning the photography shoot and the first thing to do is to define and prioritise the shots.
So for this journey we visited Seiche in North Devon with a car load of equipment to cover all eventualities. We were aiming for simple studio shots to be taken from their works with the added bonus of being able to do a quick walk around as well as some simple staff headshots.
The main shots were taken on on the company work-benches in part because this was a reasonable working view of this specialist scientific equipment. To simplify the background the large Bowens softbox was use enabling a controllable white-out background. Simple 45° lighting with a couple of Bowens softboxes was all that was needed for the products. We started with the largest set-up and then worked through the list by order of size and priority.
Shooting tethered to the Mac the client was able to monitor the progress of the images immediately and give the go ahead when the shots were achieved.
Following on from the product work it was time to do a walk around of the works and capture non-setup shots of the various departments at work. The instructions were shoot what you see, what you find interesting.
To end the day the product setup was quickly repurposed to become an impromptu headshot studio, who would think that the workforce could look so alive last thing on a Friday!
The modifiers on the two Bowens Geminis were changed to a Bowens Lumiair Octobank 90 softbox with a small strip as fill. The large wafer was simply rotated through 90°to retain the white backdrop.