Headshot challenge: photographing 460 people in 3 days

The best thing about shooting portraits for me is meeting new people, trying to learn a bit about them, capture who they are on camera, and make them feel happy with the final result. But what if you meet 460 new people to photograph in one go?

Recently, I was commissioned by the the London Business School to photograph new year students for their MBA Student Directory to be printed out. I had a great assisting help from my fellow photographer friend Paul, and we did the shoot over 3 days. There were some moments when I felt we are some kind of comedy duo, as we joked with the people a bit, trying to make them smile and relax before they were photographed.

We were helped logistically by some lovely people from the LBS, so everything went very well. We managed to photograph all 460 people in one of the School's lecture rooms. I got very good feedback about the photos so I guess that's a lot of new LinkedIn profile pictures out there by now.