Natural light headshots
Manchester based architects, Northmill Associates commissioned us to photograph new headshots for all their team at a new bar they had designed in Manchester’s fashionable Northern Quarter. We decided that natural light headshots would work really well with the textures and materials used in the construction of the bar. The bar has some interesting features inside so a few of the photos were taken inside the bar using a Profoto B1 portable flash and 1200mm Octabox. Fortunately we had plenty of height to work with but it produces amazingly soft light.
Manchester – a city rich in amazing backdrops
Manchester is a great city for natural light headshots as there are so many quirky locations to use which are accessible to the public. It’s important to make sure that you are in public places or, if they are privately owned, that you have the necessary permissions. In this example our clients had secured permission from the venue owners so we had complete freedom to do what we wanted and use the huge variety of backgrounds the location had to offer. Sometimes members of the public like to ask what we are doing, are we allowed to do it, what sort of equipment we are using. I’m always happy to take a minute, even on a busy schedule to try to answer their questions and reassure them that what we are doing is safe and legal.