How to photograph Personnel Executive

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

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 Personnel Executive. Ask the Personnel Executive 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 Personnel Executive

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

Product name
Canon EOS 800D Canon EOS 800D
Released: 2017
Type: DSLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M200 Canon EOS M200
Released: 2019
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
Nikon D850 Nikon D850
Released: 2017
Type: DSLR
Sensor: Full frame

Best lenses for photographing Personnel Executive

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Personnel Executive. 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 50mm f/1,4 USM Canon EF 50mm f/1,4 USM 1993
Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1,4 G ED Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1,4 G ED 2010
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,4 G Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,4 G 2008

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 Personnel Executive? 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.

Chef in his workspace - the restaurant kitchen

Electrician in glasses is adjusting a wall outlet

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

Pastor is reading the Bible

Female Fire Fighter with red nail polish

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

An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest

Computer Specialist is inserting a new graphic card into his computer

Surgeon and Surgery Nurses working together

Airline Pilot is approaching New York in his simulator

Dough and flour on table

Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone

Architects are reviewing their project

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

Computer specialist at his repair studio