How to photograph Development Director

This is the ultimate guide on how to photograph professionals and Development Director. As always, when taking pictures of people there are things to think about and below you will also find both camera and lens recommendations.

When trying to capture certain professionals you want the picture and the surroundings to say something, showing the audience that this is a Development Director and not something completely different. Perhaps the Development Director has an enviroment that you can clearly connect to their profession. A baker has his bakery, a pilot his cockpit and so on.

A professional portrait does not have to be a direct portrait, and if you are photographing the Development Director - just let him or her work as usual and you will try to capture them in their everyday life as Development Director? Of course, you can combine the editorial pictures with more portrait like pictures to get a complete coverage of the Development Director.

When taking editorial pictures it is really nice to have either a wide angle (such as 14-24 or 16-35mm) or a normal zoom lens (24-70mm etc). That will give you a lot of coverage in most situations and enviroments.

Moving on to the portraits it is really nice to use lenses with a maximum aperture value around f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.8 or f/2. When using lenses like this you can really make the eyes or details to pop out and be sharp and crisp while the rest of the image can be a bit blurry. And this can both be normal prime lenses (as 35mm/f1.4, 50mm/f1.8 etc) as well as telephoto prime lenses (such as 85/f1.8, 105/f2.8 etc).

And remember, it is always worth getting a bit uncomfortable in order to get the best picture of the Development Director. Ask the Development Director if you can join them for a working day, no matter where and in what surroundings. Dare to get a bit dirty and your clients will definately appreciate the effort afterwards.

Best cameras for photographing Development Director

Perhaps you already have a camera but here are some popular camera alternatives that might be suitable for photographing professionals and Development Director.

Product name Release date Type Sensor
Canon EOS R5 Canon EOS R5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame

Best lenses for photographing Development Director

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Development Director. You can also view all of our lenses or start by selecting your camera and then see which lenses that are compatible.

Product name Release date
Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1,8 G 2009
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G 2011
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED 2016

Images of other professionals

Here are a few images of professionals that might inspire you. Perhaps these can give you ideas on how to best photograph your Development Director? Click on the image you want to know more about. Each image has information with which camera and lens they were shot and with which settings.



Dough and flour on table


Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone


Female Fire Fighter with red nail polish


An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest


Surgeon and Surgery Nurses working together


Soldier is hiding behind some rubble


A software developer is coding on his Macbook Pro


DJ with a tattoo on his forearm at his Pioneer mixer table


Computer specialist at his repair studio


Computer Specialist is inserting a new graphic card into his computer


Canon photographer with his Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 IS USM telephoto lens


Carpenter is using a grinder to cut some metal


Portrait of a female CEO


Electrician in glasses is adjusting a wall outlet


Painter is painting outside a store