Outtake, Corporate photoshoot, Portland, Oregon by William Bragg, photographer

Corporate photography and business headshots

I love photographing people. It’s like a compulsion, really. When I’m talking to someone, I can’t help but think about photographing them. (Don’t worry, I’m listening as well. Luckily, this compulsion doesn’t interfere with me paying attention). A point of pride for me is making people feel comfortable and loosen up when I’m creating a portrait for them. Even during more formal shoots for corporate photography and business headshots, I’m able to make people comfortable, which produces better portraits.

A recent example is from a corporate photoshoot I completed recently on location in Portland, Oregon. By getting people to feel relaxed, but also confident that they will love the final product, allows them to  open up and let me create a portrait with a bit more personality.

Obviously, we created more typical portraits for the company’s actual use, but you get the picture. One outtake:

 

 

Beautiful Oregon

When I first moved to Oregon, I was so blown away by its beauty. I still am.

Karol Collymore, portrait, on location, non-profit photography, William Bragg, photographer

The Raphael House, Portland, Oregon (non-profit photography)

Yesterday, I was honored to photograph the staff, volunteers & space of the Raphael House (website, Facebook). I had been contacted by Karol Collymore (photo below). She absolutely rocks, and the staff and volunteers are just so brilliant!. They are doing such great, and unfortunately, necessary work.

 

Our Nurses Rock advertising campaign for Salem Health. Photography by William Bragg, Salem, Oregon.

Nurses Rock! (Salem Health)

It was great to see the ad in Sunday’s paper after all the work done by everybody during the previous week. Plus the sentiment is right on target.
This was a composite photograph. It was interesting as we didn’t meet any of the nurses beforehand, and they each came in separately at different times. It makes taking the individual photos a bit more complicated than just shooting high key portraits, as they needed to be composited together.

Our Nurses Rock advertising campaign for Salem Health. Photography by William Bragg, Salem, Oregon.

(Paz Reingans, Creative Director; William Bragg, photographer)

Canby Public Library, nonprofit photography by William Bragg, photographer, Oregon

Not willfully ignoring the blog, I’ve been busy – good busy

Working on some regional advertising campaigns for a couple of newer clients. Put a book and gallery show together with Mary Lou Zeek. Quite a few business portraits, and portraits for people running for office (some of which are currently on a few billboards). Some promotional work for a few bands and musicians. And working with some very deserving non-profits. And more…

So taking a quick break to post a photo that I hope will make you smile. It has that effect on me.

Canby Public Library, nonprofit photography by William Bragg, photographer, Oregon

Rob Bibler, artist

Rob has a very cool studio. What beautiful light. Not only was I lucky enough to photograph this outstanding artist, we were able to talk films/movies for a bit as well.

Nancy Lindburg, artist

We were lucky enough to meet Nancy Lindburg on her birthday. What an extremely talented person, and so nice as well.