One year ago I rigged a makeshift portrait studio inside a small storage closet in Sherman, Illinois. We set up a backdrop and lights then photographed 57 women over the course of the next six hours. Those ladies, Thirty-One gift consultants and directors from all over the country, used the photographs on their social media profiles and marketing platforms to promote their businesses.
Senior Executive Director Julie Timm, the motivating force behind those ladies, wanted to offer the same opportunity to her team again this year. So we did and added two more ladies to bring the total to 59.
The studio set up was the same as last year: ALZO Pan-L-Lites for the ladies and a couple speedlights on the white backdrop. Since the Pan-L-Lites are continuous lights, they give me the ability to quickly and easily tweak the light for each subject. We were able to photograph each person from multiple angles and get flattering light without having to move any gear around--it's a great approach.
What did our "studio" look like? Here's a look inside the closet from the entrance:
And here's the business view from the camera position:
And how'd we do?
It was a delight to work with these enthusiastic ladies, just like last year. And even though I spent only a few minutes with each one, it was a pleasure to share that time together.
Here are a few of the ladies we photographed.
My best wishes to Julie and her team. Thanks for the opportunity to make your pictures.