As a commercial portrait photographer in Genève / Geneva I do help my clients show them in their profession. Their line of work is their passion, just as much as mine is envisioning how to set their personal brand in a portrait session. When architect Paola di Romano from PdR Architects in Vésenaz asked me to create her headshot, I immediately envisioned her at work.
Litigium at Patric Pop Portrait Studio: How to find a satisfactory solution for everyone
When Nati Gomez and Mathieu Parreaux came to see me at my photo studio, in addition of creating solo headshots, we agreed on creating a portrait with both founders of Litigium on the same image. Since Litigium is all about common ground between two parties, inviting dialogue by letting go, I wanted to create a setting where both of them harmonise as much as they do in real life.
I am absolutely thrilled that Prodibi Pixel Magazine has been reaching out to me to showcase my work as Headshot specialist in Genève / Geneva !
In the interview I am talking how it all started and about my involvement as one of the handpicked associates of my mentor Peter Hurley and the Headshot Crew, the world's largest team of headshots photographers. The interview includes also some helpful tips for beginners in photography. And finally concludes with some hints at my next steps.
Prodibi offers a tool for professional photographers to show my images at full resolution. When you click on each image, you will be able to see each picture at full resolution at 100% size.
You can read the full interview here.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
I am by no means a gear head.
Whereas some folks spend a dinner party convincing other guests that their gear is the best – and, annoyingly like to camp on their position – mainly if they are Canon, Nikon, Sony or Pentax shooters, I usually step away from such discussions.
To me the gear that I use at this moment, is the best I can imagine for the job and I know how to handle it for the best quality results wanted.
When I was studying at Art Center College of Design, first in La Tour-de-Peilz, then Los Angeles, California, my photo teachers kept preaching to look for cost effective alternatives to expensive gear. And in all the years art directing other professional photographers I have seen the multitude of techniques, accessories and approaches leading to fabulous results.
Whenever I have been leaving my humble photostudio near Rive and the Rue du Rhône in Genève / Geneva, to travel to a corporate photoshoot, I always felt like a fraud not owning professional gear to stash away all my precious equipment. You know, the lights, strobes, softboxes, lighstands, cables, extensions, reflectors and deflectors, and finally the camera body and lenses.
I had been considering getting a hardcase wheeled golfbag to travel to the locations. But then again that solution did feel too much of «bricolage», a do-it-yourself approach.
Come in the day that my path crossed the latest product of ThinkTank, the Production Manager 50. And I fell in love.
This is one beast of a trunk. The quality looks and feels great.
And I am blown away by the number of functional details that make this trunk probably my most important addition to my gear.
It really changes my life. A couple of months ago, I did hop on the bus to a corporate shoot. At that time, I had 5 different bags with equipment hanging on my shoulders
Now, with the Thinktank bag, I hop on the tram at Rive or the bus at Rue du Rhône and arrive with one single piece holding all my professional equipment.
Setting up on location is a piece of cake, as everything is neatly stashed and organized to my likings.
And boy, everyone is just so impressed. It says professional photographer to the connaisseurs and turns heads as I could wheel a corpse around.
The only downside I have noted in using it for the past year, is the weight. It aloneweighs over 10 kilos. And it is a sheer pleasure to carry it down and up again on a flight of stairs! That is why I practice my yoga at INNERCITYOGA, to keep my core strong and my back healthy!
Indeed, an indestructible true workhorse for professionals shooting portraits and headshots for companies and international organisations.
See you on location!
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Did I mention that my main camera dropped to the floor and was totalled when I tripped over the tethering cable during a corporate headshot session at SITA? I was broken on that day.
And to my sheer happiness, my photodealer just me delivered the only a99ii they received in Genève / Geneva, the new flagship of Sony.
All I can say is: Holy Smokes! Welcome home, baby.
I am sure that this beauty and my artistic talent will allow me to push my professional work even further.
I am looking forward to use this beast on the corporate photoshoot for Headshots and Business Portraits next week, that I just got signed and booked this afternoon!
Stay tuned, my friends. The future looks bright at the end of the tunnel.
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