On Tuesday morning I got a request about commercial portrait photography. The person on the phone told me that he will wear a fireman uniform. I never photographed a firemen before so I was really excited. Commercial portrait photo shoot is always different. Every time you try to capture not only the smart look of your model but also a personality. This is a tricky bit.
If you imagine that you get to spend less than one hour with a stranger but must find out as much as possible. Well it may sounds hard but camera has something special in it. A good photographer can make you feel really comfortable that you will uncover your real You. If someone asked me what does it mean to be a good photographer I would describe it as a person you feel really comfortable with. A person worth to share yours thoughts and ideas, and portrait photography is the best test for it. Commercial portrait must include a bit of both – smart, professional look and the character of the photographed person. Did I achieved it on this occasion. Please look through gallery and let me know if you can read a bit about Chris from the photos I took.
My model was Chris Gannon who played in the Peterborough Premier League. Chris is also know for being a British pioneer of global fire service reform. It was a fantastic experience for me and great chance to meet a great person. The reason for the commercial photo shoot – Chris is a founder and first Chief Fire Officer on British West Indies. I very much admire him for what he had achived and I’m really glad that he used Peterborough Photography Studio for his commercial portrait. Thank you one more time Chris.