Outside of shooting corporate headshots in Hong Kong, I also shoot a fair number of events, mixed martial arts in particular - but rarely do those two genres crossover. Except in a finance capital like Hong Kong, you may once in a blue moon come across someone like Diego - financial advisor by day and MMA fighter by night. I had the privilege of photographing Diego inside and outside of the ring. Here is his executive portrait and some action shots from his MMA fight at Legend 9 when he slapped on a belly down rear naked choke for a submission victory. You maybe couldn't tell from his fight photos, but really, he's a nice guy!
Although I love shooting with the convenience of air conditioning and controlled studio lighting, sometimes there is just something about natural light that works in a way that strobes don't allow for. Here are some outdoor corporate headshots we did overlooking the office buildings of Central and Sheung Wan.
Earlier this year we photographed corporate headshots in Hong Kong for the executives of a clothing manufacturing company at their headquarters in Hong Kong. As is usual for senior management, travel schedules were tight so we coordinated one day of photoshooting when team members would be available in Hong Kong during other meetings.
A quick studio headshot in Hong Kong for a woman in the fashion and trend-forecasting industry.
Last month we photographed corporate headshots in Hong Kong for the local, Singapore and Dubai teams of an international life insurance company. Photoshooting was done in their Central office location, so we coordinated two days of shooting when non-locally based team members would be available in Hong Kong for their headshot.
Last month we photographed corporate headshots in Hong Kong for a team that works at a US boutique investment bank. The firm's office is located in Alexandra House of Hong Kong's Central district where we set up our studio in a conference room.
Lately I’ve been asked to shoot a lot of in-studio corporate headshots, and I have to be honest, photographing executives in business suits is not exactly the sexiest area of photography. Nevertheless, I’ve really grown to like it. For my clients, their need for new headshots usually marks an interesting crossroads in their life. Some have just arrived in Hong Kong in search of new beginnings, others have been here for years but are joining a new firm. Some clients need portraits to update their online or social media presence (eg. LinkedIn, Facebook), others as part of their first steps in setting up a new small business. Some have no concrete plan at all (which I can particularly relate to). So in the hour that I usually spend in a portrait session, I usually get to hear an interesting story or two. As the subject, I think the session is a fairly relaxing break in a busy day – when they can chat, loosen their tie (if the shot doesn’t need one), and maybe even smile! Here are some outtakes from some recent corporate headshot sessions that were not the final picks but I like them anyway:
Renato and Cristina, husband and wife architect team (and entrepreneurs).
Rebecca, executive coach and proud mom (laughing at her daughter making faces over my shoulder).
Angela, Director in recruiting.
Kieron is restarting his career in HK. Ella works for city’super!