How to photograph Chief People Officer

This is the ultimate guide on how to photograph professionals and Chief People Officer. As always, when taking pictures of people there are things to think about and below you will also find both camera and lens recommendations.

When trying to capture certain professionals you want the picture and the surroundings to say something, showing the audience that this is a Chief People Officer and not something completely different. Perhaps the Chief People Officer has an enviroment that you can clearly connect to their profession. A baker has his bakery, a pilot his cockpit and so on.

A professional portrait does not have to be a direct portrait, and if you are photographing the Chief People Officer - just let him or her work as usual and you will try to capture them in their everyday life as Chief People Officer? Of course, you can combine the editorial pictures with more portrait like pictures to get a complete coverage of the Chief People Officer.

When taking editorial pictures it is really nice to have either a wide angle (such as 14-24 or 16-35mm) or a normal zoom lens (24-70mm etc). That will give you a lot of coverage in most situations and enviroments.

Moving on to the portraits it is really nice to use lenses with a maximum aperture value around f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.8 or f/2. When using lenses like this you can really make the eyes or details to pop out and be sharp and crisp while the rest of the image can be a bit blurry. And this can both be normal prime lenses (as 35mm/f1.4, 50mm/f1.8 etc) as well as telephoto prime lenses (such as 85/f1.8, 105/f2.8 etc).

And remember, it is always worth getting a bit uncomfortable in order to get the best picture of the Chief People Officer. Ask the Chief People Officer if you can join them for a working day, no matter where and in what surroundings. Dare to get a bit dirty and your clients will definately appreciate the effort afterwards.

Best cameras for photographing Chief People Officer

Perhaps you already have a camera but here are some popular camera alternatives that might be suitable for photographing professionals and Chief People Officer.

Product name Released Type Sensor
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 2020 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS Rebel T7i Canon EOS Rebel T7i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X9 Canon EOS Kiss X9 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)

Best lenses for photographing Chief People Officer

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Chief People Officer. You can also view all of our lenses or start by selecting your camera and then see which lenses that are compatible.

Product name Release date
Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G 2009
Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1,4 G ED Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1,4 G ED 2010
Nikon AF 50mm f/1,8 D Nikon AF 50mm f/1,8 D 2002

Images of other professionals

Here are a few images of professionals that might inspire you. Perhaps these can give you ideas on how to best photograph your Chief People Officer? Click on the image you want to know more about. Each image has information with which camera and lens they were shot and with which settings.

Computer Specialist is inserting a new graphic card into his computer

Dough and flour on table

Portrait of a female CEO

Computer specialist at his repair studio

Chef in his workspace - the restaurant kitchen

Airline Pilot is approaching New York in his simulator

A dentist is examing a male patient

Sound producer at his mixing table

A fisherman is heading out in the morning and laying out his nets

DJ with a tattoo on his forearm at his Pioneer mixer table

A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field

An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest

Carpenter is using a grinder to cut some metal

Canon photographer with his Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 IS USM telephoto lens

Soldier is hiding behind some rubble