How to photograph Personnel Manager

This is the ultimate guide on how to photograph professionals and Personnel Manager. 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 Personnel Manager and not something completely different. Perhaps the Personnel Manager 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 Personnel Manager - just let him or her work as usual and you will try to capture them in their everyday life as Personnel Manager? Of course, you can combine the editorial pictures with more portrait like pictures to get a complete coverage of the Personnel Manager.

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 Personnel Manager. Ask the Personnel Manager 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 Personnel Manager

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6 Canon EOS Rebel T6
Type: DSLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 90D Canon EOS 90D
Type: DSLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X9 Canon EOS Kiss X9
Type: DSLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)

Best lenses for photographing Personnel Manager

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

Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED
Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1,8 G
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1,8 G

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 Personnel Manager? 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.

Portrait of a female CEO See camera and lens details
1/160s  105mm  f/9

A female model and brunette with curly hair See camera and lens details
1/80s  85mm  f/5,6

Dough and flour on table See camera and lens details
1/50s  50mm  f/3,5

Canon photographer with his Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 IS USM telephoto lens See camera and lens details
1/320s  135mm  f/5,6

Architects are reviewing their project See camera and lens details
1/250s  24mm  f/2,8

A trader at a desk with three monitors and a laptop See camera and lens details
1/80s  35mm  f/4

Painter is painting outside a store See camera and lens details
1/250s  50mm  f/7,1

Chef in his workspace - the restaurant kitchen See camera and lens details
1/20s  24mm  f/4

Airline Pilot is approaching New York in his simulator See camera and lens details
1/60s  26mm  f/3,5

A dentist is examing a male patient See camera and lens details
1/60s  56mm  f/4,5

DJ with a tattoo on his forearm at his Pioneer mixer table See camera and lens details
1/25s  35mm  f/1,4

Pastor is reading the Bible See camera and lens details
1/400s  238mm  f/6,3

An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest See camera and lens details
1/200s  150mm  f/4,5

Female Fire Fighter with red nail polish See camera and lens details
1/2000s  52mm  f/5,6

Soldier is hiding behind some rubble See camera and lens details
1/1000s  85mm  f/2,8