Sometimes a simple portrait is all you need. We do headshots for a local credit union. Between their massive growth and modest turnover, we shoot quite a few. Many find the idea of getting a portrait unpleasant. It’s like hearing yourself on voicemail. We try to make the process as pleasant as possible, which I think makes for a better headshot.
You know you’re living in the Twilight Zone when wearing a mask is controversial. So why not wear one as exciting as the times? Liam and Maria, my son and daughter-in-law, make these striking masks with 3D printing technology. Definitely more exciting than a cloth mask! Let me know what you think–and check out LMX Unlimited if you want to wear one yourself.
I like shooting portraits on location. Getting people in their own environment. In some ways, it’s easier to see someone’s soul when they are on their home turf. This day I was photographing some exceptional women who were being recognized for there work. I enjoy the excitement of pulling together the location/background, the lighting, and posing until everything works. Or at least I think it does. What do you think?
I did this portrait several years ago, but I think it illustrates the value of design. The C suite employees were represented on the website with these photos. My partner Dave did a few, and I think there were some done in Germany too. Everyone was wearing white shirts on a white gradient background, looking pretty serious. The style integrated with the website well. The total effect was striking. Let me know what you think!
Your image is for you to decide. You can be all buttoned up, literally and figuratively, or a little looser and more approachable. Many companies choose for you and have dressing requirements. We’ve done photography for clients who had all their executives wear white shirts with no tie, others a suit and tie, and still others like the photo above. Let me know what you think.
In the course of my work I often photograph lawyers. For attorneys, putting your name, and face, out there is a crucial step in acquiring new clients. Websites, PR releases, business cards, and social media all benefit from a good portrait. Headshots like this one can be used to fill various needs. If it’s cropped tight, it will work for a LinkedIn profile. Cropped vertically, it would work for a PR release. I am always interested in your thoughts.
Often when I take a professional portrait it is an anxiety provoking experience for the subject. It’s my job to capture self-confidence and well-being. I do my best to make people feel comfortable and relaxed. When photographing lawyers and other professionals, I aim for a portrait that conveys confidence, trust and poise.
As always, I’m interested in your thoughts and comments.
Illustrate as in explain, explicate, elucidate, clarify or demonstrate. There are many tricks or devices that help to illustrate motion in a still photograph. This time, the Creative Director thought that a triptych would be best at telling the story. I agree. I’d love to hear your comments or thoughts.
I had the opportunity to work with an excellent art director on a project for a local medical equipment manufacturer. This is one of several photographs we made that day in my studio. Collaboration was theme of the day, as we worked together to making photographs that would enhance the design of the brochure. As always, please let me know what you think.