How to photograph Planned Giving Director

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

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 Planned Giving Director. Ask the Planned Giving Director 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 Planned Giving Director

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

Product name Released Type Sensor
Nikon Z fc Nikon Z fc 2021 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Canon EOS Rebel SL2 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X8i Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)

Best lenses for photographing Planned Giving Director

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Planned Giving Director. 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
Canon EF 28mm f/1,8 USM Canon EF 28mm f/1,8 USM 1995
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1,8 G 2012

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 Planned Giving Director? 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.



A software developer is coding on his Macbook Pro


Tattoo Artist is working in his studio


Surgeon and Surgery Nurses working together


Sound producer at his mixing table


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


Carpenter is using a grinder to cut some metal


Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone


Soldier is hiding behind some rubble


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


An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest


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


A dentist is examing a male patient


A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field


Female Fire Fighter with red nail polish


Dough and flour on table