Mike Healey, Esq., was to be featured in an article in Modern Counsel magazine and required photography to accompany the article. When we discussed his needs, he wanted a style of photography that was a little more creative than the conventional corporate headshot. For any photographer, including myself, that was music to my ears.

We arranged to meet at a facility I had never visited before, which meant I had to cover all the bases as I did not know what lighting condition I would find.

I opted to take a very mobile lighting setup, two shoot-through umbrellas, a set of wireless triggers, and Canon 580 EX II strobes. For a lens, there was only one choice, Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 – the ultimate portrait lens -but just in case I had to work at a distance, I brought along my trusty EF 70mm to 200mm f/2.8 on my backup body.

When we walked into the venue, I discarded any idea of using secondary light sources because there were walls of glass windows, and it was super bright. This lighting was beautiful, and I knew it would be especially so when the EF85mm lens was wide open. And so, Mike and I set to work using natural light.

As is customary, the magazine editor edited the photos to fit the article’s design and presentation.

I thought you might like to see some other images from the shoot.


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