I was tasked with capturing environmental group headshots for the directors of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Working outdoors comes with its own set of difficulties, from unpredictable weather to finding the perfect location that showcases the beauty of nature while also highlighting the directors.
One of the biggest challenges of working outdoors is the weather. We are often at the mercy of the elements, and even the most carefully planned shoots can be disrupted by rain, wind, or other weather conditions. In this case, we had to be flexible and adapt our plans to the conditions on the day of the shoot. Fortunately, we were able to find a sunny day with mild temperatures that allowed us to capture the perfect shots.
Another challenge we faced was finding a location that would be suitable for headshots while also highlighting the work of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The district is dedicated to protecting and preserving the water resources of Santa Clara County, so it was important to find a location that showcased the beauty of nature and the environment. After scouting several potential locations, we ultimately chose a scenic background lush foilage, which provided the perfect backdrop for the group shot.
Once we had found the perfect location, it was time to get to work. We used natural light to capture the beauty of the environment and create a natural, organic look for the shot. We also used reflectors to fill in any shadows and provide a balanced, even light for the directors. The result was a group shot that showcased the directors in a professional and natural setting, surrounded by the beauty of nature.