How to photograph Security Engineer

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

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 Security Engineer. Ask the Security Engineer 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 Security Engineer

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

Product name
Canon EOS M6 Canon EOS M6
Released: 2017
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Rebel T7i Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Released: 2017
Type: DSLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III Canon EOS 1D X Mark III
Released: 2020
Type: DSLR
Sensor: Full frame

Best lenses for photographing Security Engineer

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Security Engineer. 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 24mm f/1,4 L II USM Canon EF 24mm f/1,4 L II USM 2008
Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1,4 G ED Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1,4 G ED 2010
Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1,4 G Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1,4 G 2013

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 Security Engineer? 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


An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest


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


Sound producer at his mixing table


A dentist is examing a male patient


Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone


Pastor is reading the Bible


A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field


Tattoo Artist is working in his studio


Surgeon and Surgery Nurses working together


A female model and brunette with curly hair


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


Carpenter is using a grinder to cut some metal


Electrician in glasses is adjusting a wall outlet


Airline Pilot is approaching New York in his simulator