The assignment: To create a "base" for marketing images that fully encompass the detail, care, and level of perfection the LL team carry into each and every project, beginning with documenting their largest and most valuable asset: the team!
Location: Landlocked Aviation's Lake Charles location at Chennault International Airport
Shoot: Full day on location photoshoot beginning with environmental headshots of the supervisors, VPs, and management team, followed by a photojournalistic focus on the current shift of employees taping and marking up their current private jet aircraft project for that week.
I’m thrilled to share some of our recent on location marketing headshots we captured of the aircraft resurfacing specialists at Landlocked Aviation’s Lake Charles location! On this segment of our full day photoshoot, we started by focusing on the upper management, then we moved into capturing the dayshift team at work later on. I’ve loved getting to know this incredible business and their impressive turn around time required; their primary clients are large commercial aircraft that must be fully processed typically in 7 days! This requires 24 hour work, 7 days a week, multiple shifts within each process, and a precision and perfection in their services and products that has only further intrigued me the more time I spend out there! (Four shoots and counting so far!)
We did a two light setup with added silver reflector when needed for additional fill (ambient light came from a mix of fluorescent and natural light spill - adjusted using hanger doors). I wanted the background to show but at a decent lower exposure than the subjects. Post processing was only to reduce any background light contamination from such mixed light exposures.
Our only obstacles were convincing who we could to remove their hats (ha!) and keeping the hot and humid summer sweat look to a minimum, which meant shooting these portraits before the hanger warmed up past our sweat tolerance!