© Grantly Lynch 2010
Corporate Portrait Photographer London
You cant pick up your camera without having to worry about model and property releases.
Its now a case of working within these new restrictions. Its a little tricky getting things out of focus to the correct amount and the exposure has to be spot on, but it avoids any issues of model/property releases and it looks like you meant to do it.
It has never been easy to photograph in London without someone asking you if they ‘can help you’
But it appears things are getting tougher
More than 2,000 photographers demonstrate against police using terrorism laws to prevent photography in public places
I am very discreet when I am working and careful not to show people’s faces as this will render the shot useless for stock or publication without a model release. So if you can dodge the bored security guard and the interested amateur who has several hours to kill, you now only have to convince the police that you are not a (rather blatant) terrorist, and you can get on with earning your living.
It is often quite tricky with clients who feel they know exactly what they want from a business portrait photo shoot. I was asked to replicate a business portrait that a photographer from The Times had taken for a press article. Although it was a good business portrait it was very sharp and clinical and I felt it would be better if the subject was in focus and the background and business logo knocked back and less intrusive. Client agreed.
Recent selection of commissioned business portraits.