How to photograph Pipe Fitter

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

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 Pipe Fitter. Ask the Pipe Fitter 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 Pipe Fitter

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

Canon EOS 8000D
Nikon D780
Canon EOS 760D

Best lenses for photographing Pipe Fitter

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Pipe Fitter. 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 35mm f/1,4 G
Canon EF 28mm f/1,8 USM
Nikon AF-S 28mm 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 Pipe Fitter? 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.

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

Electrician in glasses is adjusting a wall outlet

Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone

Computer Specialist is inserting a new graphic card into his computer

Architects are reviewing their project

Chef in his workspace - the restaurant kitchen

Tattoo Artist is working in his studio

Teaching in front of her class and students are raising their hands

Surgeon and Surgery Nurses working together

Soldier is hiding behind some rubble

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

Dough and flour on table

A dentist is examing a male patient

Sound producer at his mixing table

Pastor is reading the Bible