How to photograph Printing Machine Operators

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

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 Printing Machine Operators. Ask the Printing Machine Operators 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 Printing Machine Operators

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

Product name
Canon EOS Kiss X9 Canon EOS Kiss X9
Released: 2017
Type: DSLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 Canon EOS Kiss M2
Released: 2020
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS R Canon EOS R
Released: 2018
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: Full frame

Best lenses for photographing Printing Machine Operators

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Printing Machine Operators. 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/1,2 L II USM Canon EF 85mm f/1,2 L II USM 2006
Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G 2009
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED 2016

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 Printing Machine Operators? 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

Computer specialist at his repair studio

Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone

Airline Pilot is approaching New York in his simulator

Computer Specialist is inserting a new graphic card into his computer

Portrait of a female CEO

Carpenter is using a grinder to cut some metal

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

Chef in his workspace - the restaurant kitchen

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

A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field

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

Dough and flour on table

Female Fire Fighter with red nail polish

Soldier is hiding behind some rubble