Last month I had an awesome opportunity to photograph Eren Bali for the cover of Forbes Turkey. Eren is a co-founder of the online education platform Udemy, and has recently started a new company Carbon Health.
The magazine wanted a number of looks for the article with options for environmental shots around the office, environmental shots of the city, and some studio style headshots for a clean cover. The deep shot list paired with a last minute location change meant we definitely had our work cut out for us.
We started the day meeting at the Udemy offices. There were a few hiccups when getting checked in at the office which ate into our scouting and set up time but luckily my team and I were able to work quick and it was a non issue. We worked on knocking out the cover image first and built a makeshift studio in a conference room.
We took advantage of the amazing wall paper in the room but also dropped in a black seamless as an alternate.
From there we worked around different areas of the office to get some nice environmental looks. Luckily the place was huge and had no shortage of cool lounge areas.
Finally, we needed to get some images showing off the city as a backdrop. I armed Morgan with an Elinchrom ELB pack attached to a 53" octobox and we took to the street.
And here's how it all ran.
Huge huge thank you to my photo editor Canan Yetisti at Forbes Tukey for giving me the opportunity as well as Eren for being a great subject. Of course, I could not have done it with out my assistant Morgan Womble-Dahl and the styilng help from Burcu Bali.