Metro Headshots is proud to be the preferred supplier to AUT for all their business portraits and corporate photography. We have just recently completed the Annual Report with the Board of Directors photography as well as taking headshots of the individual board members.
Board of Directors photography – timing is everything
The reality of these shoots is that we take advantage of a very narrow window of time (15 minutes!) between meetings to assemble the Board and take the photo. There is no time for creative options and absolutely no time for a technical hitch.
The success of the shoot is in the planning and organisation of the set-up: arriving 90 minutes prior to the shoot and setting up the first set of lights plus – on the off chance there is a technical problem – a back up set of lights. Then we set up the camera, testing the exposure and composition.
Then we wait. There is a slim chance the prior meeting will finish early – so firstly we are always ready 30 minutes prior to the scheduled shoot time. Secondly, we always build flexibility into our timing plans. The reality is that if the Board members are late, we have to have the option of extending the shoot time to accommodate their busy schedules.
Individual Board of Directors Photography.
Next step is go to the second studio (again all set up and ready to go) and shoot the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. This year we used a beautiful Maori Installation setting to incorporate the cultural foundations of the organisation.