We often get clients who want dramatic photographs with spectacular backdrops, but more often than not there can be several variables that make this style of shoot a mission impossible: The weather, the lighting, the fact that most people just don't have the time in their busy schedules to go to the locations, and we also don't always have time to scout the locations thoroughly in advance.
Therefore, we have taken a leaf out of Joel Grimes book, as we really like his style, it kind of fits with some of our other work, sometimes dark and contrasty images with funky lighting, so we thought "hey why not, lets apply these techniques to corporate and commercial portraiture".
So far it has generated a fair bit of interest from several of our big clients, so we will keep on building up our library of backdrops around asia and we can shoot the clients anywhere they want, in their office, in the studio, anywhere that's convenient to them, using a three point edgy lighting technique and a low compression HDR background, giving a realistic but edgy look to the portrait.
Here's a few of our test images, some look better than others, its a work in progress....but great fun and everyone who appears in these images absolutely loves them!
Special thanks to Geoff & Justine for being our 'guinea pigs' for several of the test shoots.