Headshot & Business portrait photographer NYC
Headshots and business portraits need not be done in the studio! We can shoot out on location, and use our environment as context. The backdrop can be the city, your local town, or even your offices indoors.
The images shown in this portfolio will give you an idea of the variety of photos we can get in about an hour. Different settings and backgrounds just by a moving a short distance – a few steps or around the corner. We can get an urban look, or use a park and trees.
Reasons to photograph headshots and portraits on location, whether outdoors or indoors at your offices:
- Context: By shooting on location, we can give people a sense of where you are, whether in the city or your work environment. If we shoot outside, we can do this against the backdrop of the city, whether New York or any of the towns in New Jersey. Hoboken and Jersey City can look just as exciting and colorful Manhattan.
- Variety: What makes these kind of on-location portraits fun to shoot, is that we can use the our environment for props – hand-rails, steps and walls. This all adds variety to the final selection of images. Using the environment like this also helps bringing variety to the poses, while still keeping the poses looking natural.
This type of photo session works very well for headshot photography, whether actor headshots, promotional portraits or executive portraits.
I usually bring portable lighting with me (with an assistant to help). This way we can get studio quality lighting, while shooting on-the-go. We can still move fast, and keep the rhythm of the photo session, and keep it fun.
Please contact me for new headshots or business portraits. I’m confident I can help.
Neil van Niekerk
Don’t let the NJ Headshots watermark make you think otherwise — I also offer headshot photography in New York.
I met up with Tim at the Brooklyn waterfront to create new headshots that matches his branding and intent. We went with a bold, more colorful look.
As I mentioned above, I do bring portable studio lighting with me that an assistant helps with so we can shoot fluidly and at a good tempo. Here is my assistant on the day, Claudia, asking me if she should change position. It’s not as bossy as it might look. The portable lighting does help in maintaining the quality of lighting even outside on location. With that we can deliver punchy images that look really good.
This is exactly why I love shooting on location in the city – we can use the city scenes as context for these business portraits. This gives variety to the images we can select from