How to photograph Social Media Editor

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

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 Social Media Editor. Ask the Social Media Editor 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 Social Media Editor

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

Canon EOS 1D X Mark III
Canon EOS 5DS R
Canon EOS 750D

Best lenses for photographing Social Media Editor

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

Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G
Canon EF 50mm f/1,2 L USM
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1,8 G

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 Social Media Editor? 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.



Female Fire Fighter with red nail polish


Portrait of a female CEO


Airline Pilot is approaching New York in his simulator


Computer Specialist is inserting a new graphic card into his computer


Chef in his workspace - the restaurant kitchen


Carpenter is using a grinder to cut some metal


Pastor is reading the Bible


Architects are reviewing their project


Soldier is hiding behind some rubble


A software developer is coding on his Macbook Pro


An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest


Sound producer at his mixing table


A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field


Painter is painting outside a store


A trader at a desk with three monitors and a laptop