How to photograph Power Plant Operator

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

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 Power Plant Operator. Ask the Power Plant Operator 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 Power Plant Operator

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

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


Canon EOS Rebel T7i Canon EOS Rebel T7i
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Released: 2017
Type: DSLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)


Sony Alpha a7S III Sony Alpha a7S III
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Released: 2020
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: Full frame


Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fujifilm X-Pro2
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Released: 2016
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C (1.5x)


Fujifilm X-T3 Fujifilm X-T3
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Released: 2018
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C (1.5x)


Best lenses for photographing Power Plant Operator

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

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


Nikon Z 85mm F1.2 S Nikon Z 85mm F1.2 S
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Released: 2023
Telephoto Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,2
Focal Length: 85 mm


Canon EF 24mm F1.4 L II USM Canon EF 24mm F1.4 L II USM
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Released: 2008
Wide Angle Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,4
Focal Length: 24 mm


Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM Canon RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM
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Released: 2022
Telephoto Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,8
Focal Length: 135 mm


Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM
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Released: 1992
Telephoto Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,8
Focal Length: 85 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 Power Plant Operator? 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Airline Pilot is approaching New York in his simulator See camera and lens details
1/60s  26mm  f/3,5

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

Teaching in front of her class and students are raising their hands See camera and lens details
1/125s  70mm  f/3,2

A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field See camera and lens details
1/1250s  85mm  f/2,8

Soldier is hiding behind some rubble See camera and lens details
1/1000s  85mm  f/2,8

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

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

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

Pastor is reading the Bible See camera and lens details
1/400s  238mm  f/6,3

Architects are reviewing their project See camera and lens details
1/250s  24mm  f/2,8