How to photograph Sales Professional

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

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 Sales Professional. Ask the Sales Professional 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 Sales Professional

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

Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Nikon D5

Best lenses for photographing Sales Professional

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Sales Professional. 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 f/1,8 USM
Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G
Canon EF 85mm f/1,2 L II USM

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 Sales Professional? 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


Soldier is hiding behind some rubble


Painter is painting outside a store


Airline Pilot is approaching New York in his simulator


A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field


Computer specialist at his repair studio


An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest


Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone


Electrician in glasses is adjusting a wall outlet


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


Dough and flour on table


Portrait of a female CEO


A dentist is examing a male patient


Chef in his workspace - the restaurant kitchen


Pastor is reading the Bible