Recently, I've both been asked and have taken the initiative to add a new dimension to my business portraits. Alternately described as compelling portraiture, outside the box, and next level photography. The goal is to create "made ya look" portraits that are authentic, stylish, and unexpected. Believe it or not, the images displayed here were taken for a CPA firm. Unstandard standard photography:
Unstandard because: Poses are not uniform but are related in style. Camera position is lower than a traditional portrait resulting in more dramatic lighting. There is a 2-stop difference in light from one side of the face to the other. Hands are used in some of the portraits. Expression is more thoughtful...not necessarily a big smile. Composition is more "open" and less head and shoulders oriented. Portraits as a group are more dynamic and will enable the web designer to create a more dynamic staff or leadership page.
Standard because: All portraits have the same style. All portraits can be cropped to head and shoulders. All portraits use essentially the same tone and color.