Robert Essel works in Manhattan with leading hospitals and corporations.
Robert Essel is a professional corporate photographer who specializes in photographing executive portraits, professional headshots, corporate meetings, group shots at any business location. Robert photographs for editorial, advertising and business clients for various Fortune 500 corporations. His photos have appeared in various business publications, brochures, annual reports and advertising campaigns. His imagery is a blend of carefully crafted photo lighting techniques supported by latest up to date cutting edge photographic equipment. He understands his subjects sometimes have a limited amount time in a photography session but works under tight deadlines to deliver quality finished digital images.
NYC Portrait Photographers: Robert is a portrait photographer located in New York City. He has been a resident of The Big Apple for about 30 plus years and loves photographing the people and it’s multiracial community. One block away from his location is Central Park, his backyard. The park has a lot of great photo locations like Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, Sheep Meadow, Bow Bridge, The Lake, The Boathouse, etc. These iconic photographic locations make great backgrounds for environmental portraits, business portraits, personal portraits, group portraits and family portraits.
As a professional photographer I have photographed business professionals in the studio as well as creating a portable business studio when visiting client offices. My forte is photographing execs on location for industry, in boardrooms and other places of business. I bring my own lighting gear when taking photos but on occasion I will shoot with available light, depending on the location and or if there is a time limit to complete the photography. My assistant is always on hand to help style an executive portrait, apply makeup when needed and keep a watchful eye on any hair that may become out of place. My goal is to promote a supportive environment so my subjects feel relaxed and they know they are well looked after.
Successful corporate portrait photography sometimes requires pre-planning in order to get great digital image captures. How a business professional dresses is very important for a portrait sitting. Business attire that is tailored says a lot about the person. The color of a guy’s tie or the color of a woman’s dress, say something from a psychological point of view. By wearing red you are implying that you mean business. Blue conveys trust, stability and confidence. Green symbolizes practicality, reliability and implies being down to Earth.
Professional Photography, Executive Portraits: When I do a photo shoot for my clients they ask what should I wear for my professional portrait session. I recommend comfortable fitting clothes that are solid in color and simple in design. The idea is to dress for success but not have the fashion overpower your face. As one of the NYC corporate portrait photographers here in the Big Apple I understand your time is valuable, so I try to be efficient in my preparation. Corporate people photographers need to help business professionals and entrepreneurs elevate their stature through the universal language of photography.
Executive Photos NYC: As a corporate people photographer, business clients often ask how many photos do you take during a corporate photography session. I don’t put a limit on how many photos I shoot for corporate headshots, I just take as many photographs as are required. Some people warm to the camera quickly and other business professionals need more time to relax and I’m happy accommodate them during their corporate portraits. As a NYC corporate portrait photographer I love helping people achieve their greatness by empowering them in conversation and capturing great images.
Industrial Photographers: As an industrial photographer I have traveled internationally for Fortune 500 companies. Photographing industrial sites are like self-contained little cities with an endless array of pipes, wires and metal structures. The key in my opinion to capturing dynamic images in this industrial manufacturing environment is to focus on the simplicity of design and shapes. Accent lighting can further enhance and define industry elements and help strengthen the photographic message.