How to photograph Computer Programmer

This is the ultimate guide on how to photograph professionals and Computer Programmer. 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 Computer Programmer and not something completely different. Perhaps the Computer Programmer 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 Computer Programmer - just let him or her work as usual and you will try to capture them in their everyday life as Computer Programmer? Of course, you can combine the editorial pictures with more portrait like pictures to get a complete coverage of the Computer Programmer.

When taking editorial pictures it is really nice to have either a wide angle (such as 14-24 or 16-35mm) or a standard 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 standard 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 Computer Programmer. Ask the Computer Programmer 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 Computer Programmer

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

Nikon D500 Nikon D500
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Released: 2016
Type: DSLR
Sensor: DX (1.5x)


Sony Alpha a7C Sony Alpha a7C
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Released: 2020
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: Full frame


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Canon EOS 6D Mark II
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Released: 2017
Type: DSLR
Sensor: Full frame


Canon EOS R3 Canon EOS R3
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Released: 2021
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: Full frame


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Released: 2016
Type: DSLR
Sensor: Full frame


Best lenses for photographing Computer Programmer

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

Nikon AF 50mm F1.8 D Nikon AF 50mm F1.8 D
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Released: 2002
Normal Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,8
Focal Length: 50 mm


Sony FE 50mm F1.8 Sony FE 50mm F1.8
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Released: 2016
Normal Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,8
Focal Length: 50 mm


Canon EF 85mm F1.2 L II USM Canon EF 85mm F1.2 L II USM
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Released: 2006
Telephoto Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,2
Focal Length: 85 mm


Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM
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Released: 2021
Wide Angle Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,4
Focal Length: 35 mm


Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM
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Released: 2021
Normal Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,2
Focal Length: 50 mm


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 Computer Programmer? 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.

Carpenter is using a grinder to cut some metal See camera and lens details
1/100s  20mm  f/5,6

Female Fire Fighter with red nail polish See camera and lens details
1/2000s  52mm  f/5,6

A fisherman is heading out in the morning and laying out his nets See camera and lens details
1/400s  220mm  f/11

A trader at a desk with three monitors and a laptop See camera and lens details
1/80s  35mm  f/4

A software developer is coding on his Macbook Pro See camera and lens details
1/50s  35mm  f/1,4

Portrait of a female CEO See camera and lens details
1/160s  105mm  f/9

A female model and brunette with curly hair See camera and lens details
1/80s  85mm  f/5,6

Tattoo Artist is working in his studio See camera and lens details
1/125s  50mm  f/2,8

A dentist is examing a male patient See camera and lens details
1/60s  56mm  f/4,5

Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone See camera and lens details
1/80s  48mm  f/2,8

Canon photographer with his Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 IS USM telephoto lens See camera and lens details
1/320s  135mm  f/5,6

An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest See camera and lens details
1/200s  150mm  f/4,5

DJ with a tattoo on his forearm at his Pioneer mixer table See camera and lens details
1/25s  35mm  f/1,4

Computer Specialist is inserting a new graphic card into his computer See camera and lens details
1/100s  50mm  f/4,5

Painter is painting outside a store See camera and lens details
1/250s  50mm  f/7,1