Glad you can do this for us… Hopefully its a nice sunny day for the shoot. We like to try and get both inside and outside shoots.
Here is a link to past covers
We ask to provide plenty of cover options
Loose business portrait, we prefer indoor shots, but please try to provide indoor/outdoor
What we look for is a very strong portrait of the subject smiling looking at the camera in several poses and bringing out the character of the subject. I also ask to be as creative as possible in the style of the shoot. Lighting is KEY!
The pose of the subject has to be more natural then say staged look. Also PLEASE NO HANDS ON HIPS, they never make cover
As for the backdrop or setting, it has to be something that visually and graphically enhances the shoot (NO PLAIN WALLS for example) Examples: the environment, architecture, art, angled walls or corner walls; dramatic staircases or hallways etc; outside architecture or outside landmarks within traveling distance, yet clean enough to place cover lines etc
Please shoot Full Body, half body, mid section. We rarely run tight close ups…
If you could pose sitting in a chair or some other object as well, the chair angled and straight on or sitting on a corner of a table etc. As long as its a cool looking chair and not a computer chair or folding chair.
PLEASE PROVIDE PLENTY OF SMILING LOOKING AT CAMERA, WE ONLY RUN LOOKING AT CAMERA SHOTS (some can be serious, but smiling always wins)
Please no logos in the shoot
Im open here to all options on the table, just make it a very dramatic opener shot, single or spread, and please have some sort of architect or environment backdrop that could stop you on the page.
Photographers will be provided with details about the subject(s) and the cover story topic to enhance the shoot.
We also try to provide desired locations in order to get images relevant to the story. If we cannot provid