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 Release date Type Sensor
Canon EOS 8000D Canon EOS 8000D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame
Nikon D7500 Nikon D7500 2017 DSLR DX (1.5x)

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
Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM 1992
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED 2016
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.



Electrician in glasses is adjusting a wall outlet


Computer specialist at his repair studio


A female model and brunette with curly hair


A dentist is examing a male patient


Portrait of a female CEO


Carpenter is using a grinder to cut some metal


Surgeon and Surgery Nurses working together


A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field


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


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


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


Tattoo Artist is working in his studio


Teaching in front of her class and students are raising their hands


Chef in his workspace - the restaurant kitchen


Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone