I’m a little late to this party, but here are my favorite photos from 2015. Most photographers like to get their best of gallery out before the end of the year, but I like to think my best shots are still coming so I don’t close the book until the last minute. So, here are […]
Category Archives: Transportation Photography | Trucking Photography
I was recently asked by one of my clients, Green Bay, Wisconsin based trucking company Schneider, to create a series of photos of a vintage truck they have. The truck is a 1949 International restored by former Schneider associates in 1991 and given to then CEO, Don Schneider as a surprise gift. We only had about an […]
It was a busy month of June shooting for some high profile clients, but sometimes the disadvantage of shooting for high profile clients is non disclosure agreements and not being able to use the photos for things like your web site and social media. The month did finish off with a portrait session for one […]
It’s that time of the year again – time for me to post my best of year end blog. 2014 was a little different for me than past years. I did less healthcare photography, but way more industrial photography. I wore more steel tipped shoes and safety glasses, and less hospital scrubs and surgery masks. […]
One of my favorite corporate photography clients has a very strong visual corporate identity. Schneider, a Green Bay, Wisconsin based trucking company, is known for their orange trucks and trailers. As a photographer, I love having that orange truck as a background for portraits; that truck was my background for recent driver and executive portraits. As part of their associate appreciation week, Schneider wanted to open up the opportunity to the rest of their associates to have a portrait done with a truck. Here is a large sample of some of those portrait shots done in one day with the help of some great Wisconsin fall weather.
My assistant and I kept things simple with just two lights, a main and a hair light. We also kept the subjects in the shadow of a large scrim to reduce the effects of the harsh sunlight and to reduce squinting. When you shoot portraits of a 150 subjects in one day, you don’t have a lot of time to get to know the subjects and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera; with our limited time, I think we did a great job.
Schneider will be giving the photo files to the associates as a thank you to be used for things such as social media profile photos or Christmas card photos, as a few of the subjects mentioned. So if you get a holiday card this year with a big orange truck in the background, it may have come from this shoot.