📸 Skai Chan Photography

Corporate Photographer in SG

Professional corporate photographer in Singapore

What is a Corporate Photographer?

A corporate photographer is a professional photographer who specialises in taking photographs for business, corporate, or organizational purposes. Corporate photographers may work for a company or agency and provide photography services for a variety of business needs, such as:

  1. Public relations and marketing materials, including brochures, websites, and social media
  2. Annual reports and corporate documents
  3. Events, such as conferences, product launches, and business meetings
  4. Portraits of executives, employees, and business partners
  5. Documenting company culture and operations
  6. Commercial advertising and product photography

Corporate photographers often work on location and may be required to travel for assignments. They may also work in a studio setting. Corporate photographers may use a variety of photography styles, from traditional to more creative and artistic approaches, depending on the needs of the business and the intended use of the photographs.

Why are Corporate Photographers Important?

Corporate photographers are important because they help businesses and organizations visually communicate their brand, mission, and values to a wide audience. High-quality photographs can be used in a variety of business contexts, including marketing and public relations, annual reports, and corporate documents, to help convey the desired message and image of the organization.

In today's digital world, images are a key element of effective communication and are often the first point of contact that potential customers or clients have with a business. Corporate photographers play a crucial role in helping businesses create a strong and positive visual identity that can help differentiate them from their competitors and attract customers or clients.

In addition, corporate photographers can help businesses document important events, such as conferences, product launches, and business meetings, and capture memorable moments that can be shared with employees, customers, and stakeholders. By doing so, corporate photographers help businesses create a sense of community and connection and preserve important memories for posterity.

Why are Corporate Portraits Important?

Corporate portraits are important for a variety of reasons:

  1. To create a professional image: Corporate portraits can help businesses project a professional and trustworthy image to the public. This can be especially important for businesses that rely on building trust with their customers or clients, such as financial institutions or healthcare providers.
  2. To showcase your team: Corporate portraits can help businesses showcase their team and give customers or clients a sense of the people behind the company. This can help create a more personal connection and foster a sense of trust and credibility.
  3. To use in marketing and public relations materials: Corporate portraits can be used in a variety of marketing and public relations materials, such as websites, brochures, and social media. High-quality portraits can help businesses convey a professional and cohesive image to the public.
  4. To use in internal communications: Corporate portraits can also be used in internal communications, such as employee directories or company newsletters, to help employees put a face to a name and create a sense of community within the organization.
  5. To document the history of your business: Corporate portraits can help businesses document the history of the organization and the people who have contributed to its success. These photographs can serve as an important part of a company's history and legacy.

How Do Professionals Take Corporate Photos?

How do you take a perfect corporate headshot?

There's no perfect corporate headshot; however, we can always try to achieve a good quality headshot that looks good and also suits your purpose.

Professional corporate photographers would focus on the following to take good corporate headshots.

  1. Communicate with Clients
    Communication is one of the most important yet often neglected aspects of photography.

    Since not every client knows what he or she wants exactly, and some of them may have wrong expectations, it requires great communication to help them understand how to achieve the results that suit them the most.

    I always try my best to help my clients by having a chit-chat with them to grab more information out of the casual conversation. Of course, not all clients are ready to open up.

    This is also the reason for me to spend a huge amount of time creating many guides so that clients who bother to read will have fewer miscommunications in future.
  2. Plan the Corporate Photoshoot
    Planning involves the photography concept, outfit(s), location of shoot, date, time and props. Often, it's not easy to get the best combination.

    There's no perfect plan but it definitely helps in reducing problems and thus increasing luck. On the other hand, if you don't plan, you can only depend on luck to create good photographs.

    One common problem due to lack of planning is having an unsuitable outfit for the location or the client (model) suddenly realises her intended outfit isn't fitting anymore.

    I always try to think of creative ideas that would make the shoot more interesting, impactful and meaningful.
  3. Use of Photography Equipment
    Professional photographers invest heavily in a wide range of expensive photography equipment; they also occupy a large amount of space. Not many non-professional photographers will buy so many different pieces of equipment since the return on investment (ROI) may not be huge; unless the person is extremely rich.

    Some rich non-professional photographers may buy cameras and lenses that cost more than mine but they likely won't be investing in bulky lighting equipment.

    In order to create very professional corporate photos, photography equipment is important.
  4. Use of Photography Skills & Experience
    Professional corporate photographers use their skills and experience to capture the best photographs possible given every situation. It requires years of hands-on to train themselves.
  5. Use of Creativity
    Passionate professional photographers would always try to think of creative ways to make their corporate photographs look more interesting. Having more knowledge and experience in photography would help them to be more creative.

What Makes a Good Corporate Headshot?

Your Goals: What do you want to achieve from your corporate photoshoot?

Here are a few characteristics of a good corporate headshot:

  1. Professional appearance: A good corporate headshot should convey a professional and polished image. This includes a well-groomed appearance and appropriate attire.
  2. Natural expression: A good corporate headshot should capture a natural and approachable expression. Avoid tense or forced facial expressions and aim for a warm, friendly smile instead.
  3. Good lighting: Good lighting is crucial for a successful corporate headshot. The photograph should be well-lit and avoid harsh shadows or hot spots that can distract from the face.
  4. Composition: A good corporate headshot should be well-composed, with the subject centred in the frame and a pleasing balance of negative space around the head.
  5. Focus: A good corporate headshot should be sharply focused, with the eyes and face in clear focus.
  6. Resolution: A good corporate headshot should have a high resolution, with a minimum of 300 dpi (dots per inch) to ensure that the image is clear and crisp when printed or displayed digitally.
  7. Appropriate for the context: A good corporate headshot should be appropriate for the context in which it will be used. This may include considering the industry, the intended audience, and the desired tone of the photograph.

Why Should I Do a Corporate Portrait Photoshoot?

There are several reasons why you might consider having a corporate photoshoot:

  1. To update your online presence: With the increasing importance of online networking and the prevalence of social media, many people choose to have a corporate headshot to update their online presence and make a strong first impression with potential clients or employers.
  2. To convey a professional image: A professional corporate headshot can help individuals convey a polished and trustworthy image to the public. This can be especially important for professionals in fields such as law, finance, and healthcare, where building trust with clients is critical.
  3. To stand out in a competitive job market: A high-quality corporate headshot can help individuals stand out in a competitive job market and make a strong impression on potential employers.
  4. To celebrate a career milestone: Some people choose to have a corporate headshot taken to mark a career milestone, such as a promotion or the launch of a new business.
  5. To use in personal branding: Many people use corporate headshots as part of their personal branding efforts and incorporate them into their marketing materials, websites, and social media profiles.

Why Should I Hire a Professional Corporate Photographer?

There are several reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional corporate photographer:

  1. Professional quality: A professional corporate photographer will have the necessary skills, experience, and equipment to produce high-quality images that reflect well on your company and its brand.
  2. Consistency: A professional corporate photographer will be able to ensure that your images are consistent with your brand's style and aesthetic, helping to create a cohesive look and feel for your company's marketing materials.
  3. Time and efficiency: Hiring a professional corporate photographer can save you time and hassle, as you won't have to worry about taking and editing the images yourself. This can be especially important if you have a busy schedule or are not skilled in photography.
  4. Improved image: High-quality, professional images can help to improve the overall image of your company, making it look more professional and trustworthy to potential clients or customers.

Overall, hiring a professional corporate photographer can be a valuable investment for your company, helping you to produce high-quality images that reflect well on your brand and support your marketing efforts.

How to Hire a Corporate Photographer?

Here are some steps to follow when hiring a corporate photographer:

  1. Determine your needs: Before you start looking for a photographer, it's important to know what you need. Consider the type of event or project you are working on, the style of images you want, and any specific requirements you have (e.g., location, props, models).
  2. Set a budget: Determine how much you are willing to spend on a corporate photographer. This will help you to narrow down your options and ensure that you find a photographer who fits within your budget.
  3. Do your research: Look for photographers who specialise in corporate photography and have experience working with clients in your industry. Check out their portfolios and reviews to get a sense of their style and the quality of their work.
  4. Contact potential photographers: Reach out to potential photographers and ask for quotes. Be sure to provide them with as much information as possible about your needs, so that they can give you an accurate quote.
  5. Evaluate quotes and portfolios: Compare quotes and portfolios from different photographers to find the one that best fits your needs and budget. Consider factors such as their experience, style, and customer reviews.
  6. Review contracts and agreements: Once you have chosen a photographer, review any contracts or agreements carefully to make sure that you understand the terms of the agreement. Be sure to ask any questions you may have before signing.

By following these steps, you can hire a corporate photographer who is a good fit for your needs and budget.

Corporate Portrait Photography Services

There are many different types of corporate photography as listed here. This page will focus more on corporate portraits, such as corporate headshots.

Corporate Headshot Photography

Corporate headshot for executives in a photo studio
Corporate headshot for executives in a photo studio
Corporate headshot for fitness instructors in a gym with their logo
Corporate headshot for fitness instructors in a gym with their logo

Corporate headshots are the most demanded corporate photography because it's a requirement for many working executives.

Many companies want to put formal pictures of their staff on the company website. Some companies also need to print their staff's photos on the company ID card.

LinkedIn Profile Picture Photography

Outdoor LinkedIn profile picture in a garden
Outdoor LinkedIn profile picture in a garden
Indoor LinkedIn profile picture in a Singapore university
Indoor LinkedIn profile picture in a Singapore university

LinkedIn profile pictures are similar or the same as corporate headshots. As LinkedIn gets popular with professionals, more and more people are seeking professional headshots for their LinkedIn profile pictures.

Studio Corporate Photography

Studio corporate portrait
Studio corporate portrait
corporate photoshoot at photography studio
Studio corporate portrait

The traditional studio photoshoot with a plain white or black backdrop is one of the most common kinds of corporate photoshoots. It helps to keep the focus strictly on you.

You may either book your own studio or use my humble studio.

If you happen to have a plain wall in your office or home, you can choose to use it as well. However, do take note that it's more suitable for half-body pictures or even headshots. If you were to require a full body picture, the edge line that separates the wall from the flooring will be visible; it won't be as "clean" (seamless) as a real studio photoshoot.

Do find out more information in my photography studio page.

Outdoor Corporate Photography

Outdoor corporate portrait
Outdoor corporate portrait
Outdoor corporate portrait
Outdoor corporate portrait

The outdoor corporate photoshoot is one of the latest trends. In contrast to the traditional plain backdrop, the more interesting background will help to portray a modern corporate look.

While you can opt for a casual outdoor corporate photoshoot using natural light, it's highly advisable to get a high-end photoshoot done with professional lighting set-up to look more professional; besides, the lighting will make your photographs look more eye-catching. Eventually, it depends on the purpose of your corporate photographs.

Corporate Makeover Photography

Corporate makeover photoshoot
Corporate makeover portrait
Corporate makeover portrait
Corporate makeover portrait

Corporate makeover photoshoot involves a professional hair and makeup artist to style the model to make a big impact on the corporate image.

Environmental Corporate Photography

Environmental corporate portrait for a bartender in a bar
Environmental corporate portrait for a bartender in a bar
Environmental corporate portrait for interior designer in an interior design showroom
Environmental corporate portrait for interior designer in an interior design showroom
Environmental corporate portrait for a personal trainer in a gym
Environmental corporate portrait for a personal trainer in a gym
Environmental corporate portrait for professional in an office
Environmental corporate portrait for professional in an office

Environmental corporate portraits are the most interesting type of corporate photography. It gives the viewers more information about the subject as the background is where the subject works in. To make it even more interesting, the subject may be performing his work during the shoot.

  1. Your Office
    Doing your corporate photoshoot at your office gives you convenience and allows you to save time on travelling. At the same time, it allows you have much more interesting background as compared to a plain backdrop. The background of your office may also relate more to your corporate image.
  2. Your Showroom
    If you own a showroom, you can schedule a corporate photoshoot there. The background of the photograph will give your online viewers more ideas about you and also let them know you're doing a legit business.
  3. Schools/ Education Institutions
    Many educational institutions have great interiors and exteriors for doing corporate photoshoots. If you're a staff or student, you may wish to seek permission from the campus' management to do your corporate photoshoot there.
  4. Hotels
    Some hotels have very nice work desks while some have very nice windows views of the cityscape. If you don't have an office space with nice windows views, you can consider booking a hotel room for your corporate photoshoot. After the photoshoot, you can use the hotel for your staycation!

    However, do take note that it's extremely difficult to balance the light to properly expose both your face and the scenery. The glass windows may also create reflections.
  5. Your House
    If you were to work from home, you may consider doing your corporate photoshoot at your work area. The photographs would be more related to you.

    The greatest advantage of doing a corporate photoshoot at your home office is that you don't have to travel. The comfort level and ease of getting changed into various outfits make it a great idea.
  6. F&B: Bars/ Restaurants
    If you own an F&B business or you work in one, the background may help to produce a more interesting background that can resonate more with your profession.
  7. Gyms
    If you're a fitness instructor, doing a corporate photoshoot at your gym or studio helps clients to resonate with you. It doesn't have to be your own premise, but you do need to get permission from the owner.

Corporate Group Photography

Corporate group portraits for fitness instructors in a gym
Corporate group portrait for fitness instructors in a gym
Corporate group portraits for a company
Corporate group portrait for company

Corporate group portraits allow viewers to know who is in the team to connect with the viewers. The group portraits will also portray a unity image.

Editorial Photography

Editorial portrait for a personal training company showing the interaction with the client
Editorial portrait for a personal training company showing the interaction with the client
Editorial portrait for a disinfecting company showing the staff disinfecting a business venue
Editorial portrait for a disinfecting company showing the staff disinfecting a business venue

Editorial portraits are used to advertise and market products and services in an interesting way.

Other Corporate Photography Services

Please view other types of corporate shoots on their own pages.

Corporate Event Photography

Corporate event photoshoot for a company event - Gala dinner
Corporate event photoshoot for a company event - Gala dinner
Corporate event photoshoot for company D&D
Corporate event photoshoot for company D&D

Corporate event photography helps to document the events and keep a record of the attendants. Corporate events include conference, exhibition, D&D, book launch and shop opening. The most common use of photographs is for marketing, advertising and branding purposes.

Interior Photography

Interior photoshoot for a pub business
Interior photoshoot for a pub business
Interior photoshoot for a bar business
Interior photoshoot for a bar business

Interior photographs are required for business uses, such as interior design companies that need to showcase their design work upon the completion of the renovation. Real estate agents also need photographs to rent or sell properties. Other common requirements for interior photography are for businesses, including restaurants, to showcase their offices, showrooms, shopfronts or warehouses to their websites' visitors.

Product Photography

Food photoshoot for business
Food photoshoot for business
Product photoshoot for business
Product photoshoot for business

Product photography is required by businesses that do sales. Good product pictures will entice visitors and thus improve the sales of the products.

Business Branding Photography

Business branding photography (corporate headshot) for corporate image of a business owner
Business branding photography (corporate headshot) for the corporate image of a business owner
Business branding photography (editorial photo) to show the interaction with client
Business branding photography (editorial photo) to show the interaction with client

Business branding photography helps companies to build and improve their business images. A business branding photographer has to be well-versed in all kinds of corporate photography in order to help the clients to create different kinds of corporate images as intended.

Sample Corporate Portraits

🔍4   Men's Casual Corporate Photoshoot - Gaurav Trivedi @ Singapore National Stadium
1. Gaurav Trivedi

@ Singapore National Stadium
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Corporate Photoshoot - Jerome Cheze @ Hougang
2. Jerome Cheze

@ Hougang
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍4   Casual Lifestyle Corporate Photoshoot - Rachel Lee @ Tiong Bahru Park
3. Rachel Lee

@ Tiong Bahru Park
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍1   Indoor Fitness Corporate Group Photoshoot - BFT Changi (group) @ BFT Changi (Gym)
4. BFT Changi (group)

@ BFT Changi (Gym)
πŸ’‘ Ambient light photography
🔍8   Indoor Fitness Corporate Photoshoot - BFT Changi @ BFT Changi (Gym)
5. BFT Changi

@ BFT Changi (Gym)
πŸ’‘ Ambient light photography
🔍6   High-End Outdoor Corporate Photoshoot - Kaaryka Singapore @ Serene Garden, Gardens by the Bay
6. Kaaryka Singapore

@ Serene Garden, Gardens by the Bay
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   High-End Outdoor Corporate Group Photoshoot - Kaaryka Singapore (group) @ Serene Garden, Gardens by the Bay
7. Kaaryka Singapore (group)

@ Serene Garden, Gardens by the Bay
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   Corporate Photoshoot - Christophe Tournerie @ City House, Robinson Road
8. Christophe Tournerie

@ City House, Robinson Road
⚑ Flash photography
🔍8   Casual Men's Fitness Corporate Gym Photoshoot - Chua Ming Siu @ The Guild Fitness (gym)
9. Chua Ming Siu

@ The Guild Fitness (gym)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍5   Casual Outdoor Men's Corporate Photoshoot - Lewis Low @ Gardens by the Bay & Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
10. Lewis Low

@ Gardens by the Bay & Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍8   High-End Men's Corporate Photoshoot - Adam Tatarynowicz @ Singapore Management University (SMU)
11. Adam Tatarynowicz

@ Singapore Management University (SMU)
⚑ Flash photography
🔍4   Casual Outdoor Men's Corporate Photoshoot - Rajput @ Armenian Street
12. Rajput

@ Armenian Street
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍3   High-End Corporate Business Headshot Photoshoot - Chia Yaozhong @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
13. Chia Yaozhong

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚑ Flash photography
🔍10   Studio Corporate Makeup Artist Photoshoot - Ivy Tan @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
14. Ivy Tan

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚑ Flash photography
🔍10   High-End Corporate Business Group/ Team Photoshoot - Disinfect (group) @ NTU Alumni Club
15. Disinfect (group)

@ NTU Alumni Club
⚑ Flash photography
🔍8   High-End Outdoor Women's Corporate Photoshoot - Ratna Juita @ Boat Quay
16. Ratna Juita

@ Boat Quay
⚑ Flash photography
🔍11   High-End Outdoor Women's Corporate Photoshoot - Ratna Juita @ Raffles Place Park & Boat Quay
17. Ratna Juita

@ Raffles Place Park & Boat Quay
⚑ Flash photography
🔍2   High-End Group Corporate/ Team Photoshoot - TSAO Foundation (group) @ Suntec Convention Centre
18. TSAO Foundation (group)

@ Suntec Convention Centre
⚑ Flash photography
🔍7   High-End Corporate Group/ Team Photoshoot - Infunde Development (group) @ Indoor, Corals at Keppel Bay
19. Infunde Development (group)

@ Indoor, Corals at Keppel Bay
⚑ Flash photography
🔍15   High-End Corporate Photoshoot - Infunde Development @ Indoor, Corals at Keppel Bay
20. Infunde Development

@ Indoor, Corals at Keppel Bay
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   High-End Indoor Corporate Photoshoot - Craft By 3 @ Showroom, Craft By 3
21. Craft By 3

@ Showroom, Craft By 3
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   High-End Indoor Corporate Group/ Team Photoshoot - Craft By 3 (group) @ Showroom, Craft By 3
22. Craft By 3 (group)

@ Showroom, Craft By 3
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   High-End Outdoor Corporate Photoshoot - Nickolas Padgalskas @ The Lawn @ Marina Bay
23. Nickolas Padgalskas

@ The Lawn @ Marina Bay
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   High-End Outdoor Corporate Photoshoot - Ghislaine Nadaud @ The Lawn @ Marina Bay
24. Ghislaine Nadaud

@ The Lawn @ Marina Bay
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   Studio Corporate Business Headshot Photoshoot - Wong Youer @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
25. Wong Youer

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   Lifestyle Corporate Photoshoot - Phang Tsang Wing @ Ritz Carlton hotel
26. Phang Tsang Wing

@ Ritz Carlton hotel
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   Studio Men's Corporate Photoshoot - Kyan Soo Wei Qiang @ Makeshift photography studio
27. Kyan Soo Wei Qiang

@ Makeshift photography studio
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   Studio Women's Corporate Photoshoot - Tengy Gay Teng Yong @ Makeshift photography studio
28. Tengy Gay Teng Yong

@ Makeshift photography studio
⚑ Flash photography
🔍7   High-End Indoor Corporate Group/ Team Photoshoot - DPG Prudential (group) @ Prudential @ Scotts
29. DPG Prudential (group)

@ Prudential @ Scotts
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   High-End Indoor Corporate Photoshoot - Angie Mui @ Indoor
30. Angie Mui

@ Indoor
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   High-End Corporate Headshot Photoshoot - CEO of Chew Construction & Plumbing @ Office
31. CEO of Chew Construction & Plumbing

@ Office
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   High-End Editorial Photoshoot - Chew Construction & Plumbing @ Office
32. Chew Construction & Plumbing

@ Office
⚑ Flash photography
🔍1   High-End Corporate Group Photoshoot - Chew Construction & Plumbing (group) @ Mandai Estate
33. Chew Construction & Plumbing (group)

@ Mandai Estate
⚑ Flash photography
🔍2   High-End Indoor Corporate Photoshoot - Thomas Ng @ Showroom, ShuBox Design
34. Thomas Ng

@ Showroom, ShuBox Design
⚑ Flash photography
🔍8   High-End Indoor Corporate Photoshoot - Ethan Leslie Leong @ Maison Ikkoku
35. Ethan Leslie Leong

@ Maison Ikkoku
⚑ Flash photography

High-End V.S Casual Corporate Photography

I started my professional portrait photography journey using strictly professional lighting (high-end photography). It not only helped me to create work that would stand out from others, but it also helped me to learn more about lighting. Eventually, I'm able to master both kinds of photography - using professional light and natural light.

Both professional and natural light are great but give different feels. However, there are two extreme schools of thought. There are people who are intimidated by professional light and there are also people who value the professional effect.

I'm a man of principle and I hope my clients would pay for the type of pictures that they have requested for, regardless of how well taken the pictures are. I believe in clarifying the details to avoid any miscommunication or misunderstanding, but this is extremely difficult. This is why I have spent a great amount of time on my website to provide detailed but, unfortunately, lengthy information.

Pictures Comparison

casual corporate portrait using natural light
Casual corporate photoshoot using natural light in the early morning. The background was the priority of the model and I couldn't change the natural light to fill more of his face on the right side of the picture.

casual corporate portrait using natural light
Casual corporate photoshoot using natural light in the early morning. The main sunlight was blocked by the surrounding buildings. It was lucky to have soft light coming in from both angles to create a serene mood in the picture.

casual corporate portrait using natural light
Casual corporate photoshoot using soft natural light during sunset. The priority was the background and unfortunately, the sun wasn't at the perfect angle to light up the face. Basic editing work was done during post-production to improve the exposure.

high-end corporate portrait using professional light
High-end corporate photoshoot using professional lighting (120cm softbox) as filled light to battle the strong afternoon sunlight.

high-end corporate portrait using professional light
High-end corporate photoshoot using professional lighting (120cm softbox) as the main light to overwhelm the soft light, as the direct sun was blocked by buildings in the mid-morning.

High-End or Casual Photography?

There are various pros and cons in both high-end and casual photography.

What I love most about high-end corporate photography is that it makes the photographs look more professional - not just anyone with a DSLR or phone camera can create. There's also flexibility in the angle of the shoot, for example, if the client wants to have a certain background but the angle of the natural light isn't in favour, professional lighting can solve the issue.

On the other hand, casual corporate photography speeds up the photoshoot tremendously. It makes the photoshoot session very portable and thus able to shift and work on different spots/ backgrounds to produce more variety of photographs.

Eventually, it depends on the situation and your personal needs. However, I would always go for high-end corporate photography whenever possible because of the professional look. Remember that you can have the flexibility of switching to natural light if you were to plan for a high-end photoshoot, but not the other way.

Preparation for a Corporate Portrait Photoshoot

Here are a few things to consider when preparing for a corporate portrait photoshoot:

  1. Choose your attire carefully: Select clothing that is appropriate for your industry and reflects your personal style. Avoid loud colours or busy patterns and opt for solid, neutral colours or subtle patterns instead. Consider the context of the photoshoot and choose clothing that is appropriate for the occasion.
  2. Get a haircut: If you're due for a haircut, consider getting one a few days before the photoshoot. This will help you look your best and ensure that your hair looks neat and well-groomed in the photographs.
  3. Prepare your skin: If you have time, consider getting a facial or doing a deep-cleansing mask a few days before the photoshoot to help your skin look its best. On the day of the photoshoot, make sure to moisturize your skin and use a face primer to help create a smooth, even base for your makeup.
  4. Consider makeup: If you plan to wear makeup, choose natural, subtle shades that complement your skin tone. Avoid heavy or dramatic makeup, as it may appear unnatural in photographs. If you're unsure about your makeup, consider consulting with a professional makeup artist or seeking feedback from a trusted friend or colleague.
  5. Practice your pose: Practice standing or sitting up straight with good posture and making eye contact with the camera. Experiment with different angles and head positions to find a pose that is flattering and reflects your personality.

Locations to Do Corporate Portraits

There are several options for where you can have corporate portraits taken:

  1. In a studio: Many photographers have a studio space where they can take corporate portraits. This can be a good option if you want a controlled environment with a variety of backgrounds and lighting options.
  2. On location: Corporate portraits can also be taken on location, either at your business or at another location that is meaningful to your company. This can be a good option if you want to incorporate the environment and surroundings into the portrait.
  3. In a natural setting: Some people choose to have corporate portraits taken in a natural setting, such as a park or garden, to create a more relaxed and casual feel.
  4. At an event: If you are having a conference, product launch, or other business events, you may choose to have corporate portraits taken on-site to document the occasion and capture memorable moments.

What Do I Wear to a Corporate Shoot?

Unlike many experts, I don't specifically insist on the type of clothes to wear for a corporate photoshoot. This is because I work with professionals from different trades and there's no one solution for all. Furthermore, it depends on the kind of image each individual wishes to portray to their target audience.

Standard formal corporate wear for female
Standard formal corporate wear for female
Standard formal corporate wear for male
Standard formal corporate wear for male
Semiformal (smart casual) corporate wear for male
Semiformal (smart casual) corporate wear for male

For a standard corporate photoshoot for the general public, most executives would choose a formal or semi/ smart formal outfit. Formal wear may include a blazer and semi-formal wear may include jeans instead of working pants.

What is the Best Colour to Wear for a Professional Photo?

colour for professional corporate photoshoot
White coloured corporate outfit for female
colour for professional corporate photoshoot
Red coloured corporate outfit for female

The best colour to wear for a professional photo depends on the context and the desired look. That is to say: There's no best colour that fits all situations. I usually give recommendations based on the location just to make sure that the colours do not crash.

Here are a few general tips for choosing colours for professional photos:

  1. Choose colours that complement your skin tone: Wearing colours that complement your skin tone can help you look your best in a photo. For example, if you have a cool skin tone, you may look good in blues, purples, and greens, while warm skin tones may look good in earth tones and warm shades of red, yellow, and orange.
  2. Consider the context: Choose colours that are appropriate for the context of the photo. For example, if you're taking a corporate headshot, you may want to wear a business suit in a neutral colour.
  3. Experiment: If you're unsure what colour to wear, try experimenting with different shades and hues to see what looks best on you. It may also be helpful to seek feedback from a trusted friend or colleague.

In general, black and white are the safest colour combination. Whereas for ladies who wish to be a little more striking and also show more confidence, red is a good choice.

What Colour Should I Avoid in a Photoshoot?

There are a few colours that you may want to avoid in a photoshoot. Overall, it's best to avoid colours that are too bright or too dark and opt for solid, neutral colours or subtle patterns instead.

The colours to avoid depend largely on the location. For example, if you want to shoot in a garden like Singapore Botanic Gardens or Gardens by the Bay, you should avoid green and brown in case you will be blended into the background.

The most important thing is to avoid busy patterns at all costs. While professional photographers can use flash to separate you from the background given there is a colour crush, busy patterns are often unforgivable.

  1. Busy patterns: Busy patterns, such as plaid or large graphic prints, can also be distracting and draw attention away from your face. They may also be challenging to photograph and can appear distorted in the final image.
  2. Bright colours: Bright colours, such as neon shades, can be distracting and draw attention away from your face. They may also create colour casts on your skin, which can be unflattering.
  3. Dark colours: While dark colours can be slimming, they can also create harsh shadows on your face and make you appear more serious or formal.
  4. Light colours: Light colours, such as white or pale pastels, can be difficult to photograph and may appear washed out or overexposed in the final image.

How Do I Pose for Corporate Headshots?

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Every corporate photographer has his own style of posing. There are also a few standard poses for corporate headshots.

I usually try to pose my models in a non-posey way, which will make them look more natural and modern.

For more examples of the standard traditional and modern corporate headshot poses, do look through my sample corporate portrait albums on this page.

Nevertheless, here are a few tips for posing for corporate headshots:

  1. Stand or sit up straight: Good posture can help convey confidence and professionalism in a headshot. Stand or sit up straight with your shoulders back and your chin parallel to the ground.
  2. Relax your face: Avoid tense or forced expressions in your headshot. Instead, try to relax your face and give a natural, approachable smile.
  3. Make eye contact: Making eye contact with the camera can help create a sense of connection and engagement with the viewer.
  4. Experiment with angles: Experiment with different angles and head positions to find a pose that is flattering and reflects your personality.

Skai the Corporate Photographer

Hello, my name is Skai and I am a professional corporate photographer based in Singapore. My passion for photography began at a young age, and I have honed my skills over the years to specialise in corporate photography.

I specialise in capturing the essence of a business and its brand through my photographs. From headshots of employees to product photography, event coverage, and architectural photography, I strive to create professional and polished images that accurately reflect a company's message and brand.

I understand the importance of creating photographs that are on-brand and on message, and I work closely with my clients to understand their needs and create images that are tailored to their specific requirements. I pride myself on my attention to detail and my ability to create images that are both beautiful and effective.

I have had the privilege of working with many different companies and individuals over the years, and I have been able to help them communicate their message through my photographs. I am always eager to learn about new industries and how I can help companies communicate their message visually.

If you're looking for a professional corporate photographer in Singapore to help you communicate your message and brand, I would be honoured to work with you. Thank you for considering me as your photographer.

What Makes Skai's Corporate Photography Stands Out?

  1. Professional Lighting
    Many professional photographers use only natural light; others may be using a hard flashlight. Flash can add a punch to the picture to make it eye-catching, while soft light would make the model's face look flattering.

    I have invested both my time and money heavily in picking up and buying lighting equipment. I can do high-end photography at anywhere, including outdoor and at dark places or at night.
  2. Personalised Creative Portraits
    I do bespoke photography to customise creative photo concepts tailored to your personal needs. It's quite unique since most photographers go for the mass market.
  3. On-Location Corporate Portraits
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    I can take portrait to your location! Whether it's a hotel or your office, in the darkness or at night, I'm able to create your ideal corporate portrait.
  4. Makeshift Studio at Your Location
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    I can bring a photography studio to your location!

    I can set up a makeshift photography studio at any indoor place that you want, given that there's enough space and time to set it up. We can do it at your office, your house, a function room, a dance studio... etc.

    However, do take note that it does come at a very high price for it's a very tedious job with the involvement of many photography equipment, packing, travelling and setting up.

    Please find out more information in my photography studio page.
  5. Relaxing Photo Session
    I'm an open book and thus will likely make you feel more comfortable with me. My style of posing model is non-posey and thus more relaxing for most non-models.

Why Skai Loves Doing Corporate Photography?

I love doing corporate photography for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons include:

  1. Professionalism: Corporate photography requires a high level of professionalism and attention to detail. I enjoy the challenge of creating images that are polished, professional and on-brand.
  2. Creativity: Corporate photography provides me with the opportunity to be creative and come up with new ideas that help to communicate the company's message and brand.
  3. Branding: Corporate photography plays an essential role in branding and helps companies to stand out from the competition. I enjoy the opportunity to help companies communicate their brand visually.
  4. Documenting the company's history: Corporate photography allows me to document the company's history and its growth over time. I enjoy being able to create a visual timeline of the company's history.
  5. Working with a variety of subjects: Corporate photography often involves working with different people in the company, from senior management to employees and clients. I enjoy the opportunity to work with a variety of subjects and showcase the different aspects of the company.
  6. Working with a team: Corporate photoshoot includes collaboration and teamwork, I love working with the team to achieve a common goal, whether it's creating photographs for the website, for events, for an annual report, or for an advertising campaign.
  7. The opportunity to learn: Corporate photography provides me with the opportunity to learn about different businesses, their products and services and how they operate. I enjoy learning about different industries and how they can help to communicate the company's message.
  8. Making a difference: Corporate photography can make a real difference to companies. I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that my photographs can help to communicate the company's message and help it to grow.
  9. The variety of projects: Corporate photography offers a wide range of projects, from headshots to product photography, event coverage, and architectural photography. I enjoy the variety of projects as it keeps my work interesting and challenging.
  10. The opportunity to travel: Corporate photography often takes place in different locations, whether it's in the office, on-site, or at events. I enjoy the opportunity to travel and explore new places while working on different projects.
  11. The ability to showcase my skills: Corporate photography provides me with the opportunity to showcase my skills and expertise. I enjoy being able to demonstrate my ability to create professional and polished images that accurately reflect the company's brand.
  12. The opportunity to build relationships: I enjoy building relationships with my clients, and corporate photography provides me with the opportunity to work with different companies and build long-lasting relationships.

In a nutshell, I love doing corporate photography because it allows me to be professional and creative, document the company's history, work with a variety of subjects, work with a team, learn, make a difference, have a variety of projects, travel, showcase my skills, and build relationships with my clients.

The Great People Skai has Worked with

It's a phenomenal experience working with great people to create corporate portraits. There were times when I didn't even know whom I was shooting until someone screamed upon looking at the pictures.

They were people highly recognised in their own industry, except that I had been spending all my time working on my photography instead of exploring the world.

In a way, this helped my photography a lot for I was able to treat everyone the same without feeling any pressure.

  1. Ethan Leslie Leong
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    Corporate photography for Ethan Leslie Leong

    Ethan Leslie Leong, the entrepreneur whom I was warned about right before the corporate shoot that he wasn't someone easy to be handled, proved that he was filled with graciousness.

    Truth be told, towards a new photographer, he was more than patient and respectful.

    He had great charisma and he was definitely someone extremely seasoned in front of the camera. He smiled confidently and charmingly, such that most of the portraits turned out like a magazine shoot.

    Amazingly, he was creative as well. He made the extra effort even for a low-budget photography project that I suspected he was simply lending a helping hand to.

    He also shared a bit about his life. He became successful by starting his career early without much education. He was more than willing to help and inspire people.

    My biggest regret was that my client and I were in a rush to another venue that I forgot to try the drinks he had made for me. It was definitely a priceless one.
  2. Tommy Wee
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    Corporate photography for Tommy Wee

    Tommy Wee, the content director was not only known to be witty but also extremely charming.

    I arrived at the venue earlier. He and his wife happened to see me and invited me to go up before my client's team reached. I initially thought they were both celebrities as I was stunned by their appearances. They played good hosts.

    I had a great chat with Tommy while my clients were dolling up the place for the corporate shoot. It was on that day when I first heard about Netflix as he was very excited about the news of its invention. Among most other popular people I had worked with, I felt more relaxed with Tommy, probably because of the way he conversed. That was the reason why I didn't expect to be the Oppa of so many well-learned girls.

    I felt very connected to him, but I stayed some distance away because he was my client's client. I could have learned more from him.
  3. Angie Mui (Framing Angie)
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    Corporate photography for Angie Mui

    Angie Mui was the queen of framing. She would put any item of any size inside a tailor-made frame specially designed for the owner. The frame was designed to also suit the interior where it would be placed on. She was featured in many copies of the Expat Living magazines.

    Among my clients, Angie's working style resonated to me the most. We both loved customising unique and meaningful things instead of doing boring things that others could easily do for the mass market. Nevertheless, she was far more established than me in all aspects of life, including interpersonal relationships.

    She hired me to take some corporate and home lifestyle portraits, and interior pictures for her although she could have gotten a free photoshoot from the magazine's in-house photography team. Her reason was that she wanted to have full control of the photographs used.

    She held the charisma of a professional fashion model. She was great in her expression and she could get into a new pose within a few seconds. She shared that her yearly creative corporate photoshoot for her business had helped to train her in her modelling skill.

    Halfway through the first day of the photoshoot at her place, she highlighted that I had used a word wrongly on one of my photo albums' write-ups. I was sure that she had gone through most pages on my website. This was the reason why she was my dream type of client who would make me smile to sleep because of her appreciation.

    She cooked personally for me for once and invited me over to her family and friends' gatherings a few times, getting to know her partner and son who was also a photographer. My biggest regret was that I wasn't a fan of social gatherings and thus I was quite awkward talking to her guests.

Testimonials: What People Say about Skai

I have read many good reviews about Skai. But only today have I experienced it myself. He has earned the good reviews with his professionalism, hardwork, passion and dedication to his craft. For first timers who are afraid or shy in front of a camera, fret not. Skai is very patient and understanding and is frankly a very nice person to be around with. I was skeptical about having my pictures taken by a professional because I thought what difference could it make if I can take my own selfies. Trust me, having a professional taking your pictures is a whole world of difference. The lighting and quality of your pictures will be calculated and executed to a perfection. Engage him and experience it for yourself. - Clifton Lim


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I engaged Skai for a corporate portrait photoshoot, and it was a great experience. Skai was very professional and patient, and provided good direction and advice to produce quality results. Very impressed and highly recommended! - Chia Yaozhong

Feel free to view my entire list of testimonials to find out how my clients feel about me and my photography services.

How to Hire Skai for Corporate Photoshoot?

Question: I'm interested in hiring you to do my corporate photography. How should I go about doing it?

If you wish to get a step-by-step guide on the entire process of hiring me, such as how to go about doing the photoshoot and how to receive the final photographs, you may read what to expect in all phases of a photoshoot.

Prices & Packages for Corporate Photography

🌞 Professional

Up to 1 Hour: $280
Up to 2 Hours: $380 $450

Additional Hour: $150/block hr

Deliveries
  • Basic Edit (exposure & colour correction)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Up to 40 photos/hr
  • Photos selected by Photographer

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Get back remaining good photos:
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Same-day photo edit:
    +$50/photo (subject to availability)
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$50/hr booked
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching) for photos: +$50/photo

⚑ High-End

Up to 1 Hour + 1 photo: $350
Up to 1 Hour + 5 photos: $550
Up to 2 Hours + 10 photos: $900

Additional Hour: $150/block hr
Additional photos: $50/photo
  • ⚑ Flash photography (one-light set-up)
  • 🌞 Use of natural light when necessary
  • Pace of shoot: Slow

Deliveries
  • Advanced Edit (skin retouching)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Additional lighting set-up: +$50/light
  • Revision of photo edit: +$15/photo
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$35/photo (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$100/hr booked

⚑ Studio Shoot

Please note that my home photography studio is not available until further notice.
1) My studio,
2) Your booked external studio, or
3) Makeshift studio @ your location

Details: Photo Studio

Hairstyling & Makeup

$180 /Female
$120 /Male
  • 1x Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)
  • Up to 1 hour
  • 1 Look (Hairstyling for a neat look & Makeup)

  • Add-Ons
  • Follow through the photoshoot: +$60/hr
    (subject to availability)

Details: Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)

NOTE

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All booked duration

Includes changing of equipment, wardrobe, makeup, hairstyle, and travelling (if applicable) during the shoot.
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Please read

(1) Checklist for hiring a photographer, (2) FAQ and (3) Service Agreement before making enquiries.
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Ideas and advice

Will only be given to serious clients after a booking fee is being placed.

βœ† Contact me now for a customised package tailored to your personal needs.

FAQs

  1. I need to do a corporate photoshoot. How much does it cost?
    I have some basic common photography packages on the top of this page and you should check them out. If it happens that they aren't what you're looking at, I would definitely need more input from you before I could give you an accurate quotation.

    For example, where do you want the photoshoot to be done at and are you looking at high-end (professional lighting) or casual (outdoor natural light) photography? Do you also need skin retouching (advanced editing)?
  2. Should I smile in my company photo?
    It depends on the image that you wish to portray to your target audience, including your colleagues. If your trade requires you to be serious, of course, you shouldn't be smiling, or at least not too wide. For a new executive, I would encourage you to smile, in order to leave a good impression - the friendly outlook may help you to progress better in your company.
  3. Do you provide outfits for the corporate photoshoot?
    No, you have to provide your own. On the other hand, I will go through your outfits to select the best for the shoot, or at least advise you to eliminate the outfits that may not be suitable.
  4. Can I do the corporate photoshoot in my office?
    Yes, I do provide this type of photography service. Please let me know if you want to use the windows or interior/ furniture, or a plain wall as the background. If you need me to set up a makeshift studio in your office, it will involve a higher cost and time, which I don't encourage.
  5. What do I have to take note of before my corporate photoshoot?
    If you have to wear a mask right before the corporate photoshoot, do make sure the mask is loose and won't leave marks on your face. The marks may stay for more than half an hour for some people.
  6. Can you also help us to take a group photograph during the booked corporate photoshoot session?
    Yes. However, if it's a high-end portrait, the photography fee will be different since more equipment may be needed for a group photoshoot. Since additional time will be needed for both the production and post-production, and even pre-production, do expect a higher price.
  7. Can you take my LinkedIn profile picture?
    Yes, LinkedIn pictures are categorised under corporate. Do contact me for a discussion.
  8. Can you help me to take a passport/ IC photo?
    You can check out my passport/ IC page. It's quite costly, to be honest.

    Nevertheless, you may like to take the opportunity to do a studio photoshoot, probably for your LinkedIn and other professional profiles, and then you can fit the passport/ IC photoshoot inside the booked duration.
  9. Can I wear my spectacle during my corporate photoshoot?
    It's most advisable to do your corporate photoshoot without wearing a spectacle because there may be a reflection, especially when professional lighting is being used. The reflection on the glass may cover part of your eyes.

    If you insist, you have to inform the photographer beforehand of the most suitable lighting set-up possible and pay for extra cost for advanced editing to remove any slight reflection that might appear in the photograph(s). However, do take note that the time for editing will be longer and not all photographs can be edited properly; in the worst case, the reflections may not be able to be removed.

    Professional photographers will try to get things right during the photoshoot in order to minimise post-production because (1) it's difficult to edit pictures to make them look natural (unedited) and (2) not everything can be edited.

    I don't make empty promises. Therefore, even if you were to pay me for doing advanced editing on any photograph, I have to be upfront that there's a chance that I can't remove that reflection and I don't do any immature kind of editing work that will allow viewers to laugh over it.

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