OBJECTIVE: Photograph an attorney and paralegal for an article in a trade magazine
LOCATION: The attorney’s office
CHALLENGE: The office space was small and the attorney had very little time for the shoot

The limited space was the largest hurdle in capturing this portrait. I was actually standing outside the room shooting through the doorway. The size challenge also limited the amount of lighting which could be used.

For lighting, a single softbox was placed to the right of the camera to give a strong directional shape. This also served to create a pseudo-window light effect in the windowless office. A large silver reflector was placed in the corner left of camera for fill.

All said, I was in-and-out in 15 minutes and the attorney was quickly back to work.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100