Rick Dawson of Dawson Photography offers both studio and location portraits. The difference that is offer is tethering which allow the client to view the image as the session is happening. Using a 40 inch LCD TV each photo is seen after the camera and flash activate within the studio. A better way to view than the small screen on the back of the digital camera and the instant results with the individual and the photographer. Even on location, a laptop is provided to view the photo before all the equipment is packed up. This interaction also makes it easier for instance choice of the best picture. With the vast view, it allows a chance to move the studio lights to remove glare from the glasses or the dreaded double chin
The professional business portrait is placed in front of a green screen which allows the color to be changed. Each person is photograph at different angles to show the best look at the individual's faces. Since the subject is viewing the image, they can decide what look they are trying to achieve. Even if for a foundation or a new physician at the hospital each background will be the same for one year to another. Using a green screen on location allow the opportunity to work within a timetable that allows the subject to have their pictures taken without leaving the office or hospital.
Location portrait is made by using off-camera flash or reflectors to enhance the face and also showing the eyes. Even if it a large family each person is posed to show their best features within a group. Each individual discussed the finished image and the size that they want to be printed. When the group is larger as a high school marching band or a high school class reunion a ladder is used to allow the all faces are showed.