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Power Dressing for Your Business Headshot

Power Dressing for Your Business Headshot Photography is important to everyone. It’s used to tell stories, evoke thoughts, even define personality, and that’s no different when it comes to business headshots. Some of the biggest companies in the world find those shots important enough to feature them on their websites with top-level CEOs like Satya Nadella of Microsoft. Nadella, who became the CEO of the software giant in 2014, clearly takes his headshot seriously. His clothing matches that relaxed but […]

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Tips We Can Glean From Great Actors’ Headshots

Tips We Can Glean From Great Actors’ Headshots There are all sorts of different ways to take a great headshot, and all kinds of reasons to do so. But whether you’re having headshots taken for professional branding, for an acting portfolio, or even simply for personal use on social media profiles, you’ll naturally want to make sure you look your best! This is something a skilled professional photographer can help you with in any number of ways. But it’s also […]

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2021 Style Guide For Headshots & Personal Branding

2021 Style Guide For Headshots & Personal Branding 5 personal branding trends to follow 2021 feels like a fresh of breath air. In Melbourne, 2020 had us enduring long lockdowns and disruption to business and daily life. But now, 2021 has an uplifting feel in the air. We resume our normal life, and people are beginning to get back into their routines again. While we in a covid lockdown up last year, many of us had a lot of time […]

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Headshot Tips: How To Prepare Your Clients For a Portrait Shoot

Featured guest blog post by photographer and makeup artist, Simona Janek. Photography sessions can induce discomfort or awkwardness, mostly to those who are not accustomed to having their photos taken by a professional photographer. Getting a headshot, in particular, may be daunting to many.  Your clients, during headshot shoots, can get too anxious about how they look and may feel uncertain about their physical flaws – sadly, these negative emotions will reflect on their photos. To avoid this distressing situation, […]

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When To Update Your Headshots

If you’re currently using a headshot across your social platforms, email and website, then that’s great – you’re on the right track. However, it’s important to make sure your headshot stays up to date and relevant. What should my headshot say? Essentially, your headshot communicates who you are. It’s a vice to guide first impressions. Which is why it’s important that your headshot is capturing the right things. For you, this might be looking professional, trustworthy and friendly. Or it […]

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How to take a headshot - 15 tips from a professional headshot photographer

How to take a headshot – 15 tips from a professional headshot photographer.

Covid-19 has most of us in complete lockdown, and for those in Australia right now, going to a professional headshot photographer is out of the question. While what we do is important, it’s not classed as essential, and it’s certainly important for us to all do our part and stay home if we can. So while travelling to a professional photographer right now is a big no-no, you might find yourself in a situation where you want to find out […]

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Corporate personal branding portrait of smiling man in melbourne studio with arms crossed

Corporate Headshots with Matt

Meet Matt I met Matt when he booked in for some corporate headshots. Working in sales, he wanted to update his LinkedIn headshot. He also wanted some high-quality images that he would be able to use across his work platforms. Being high up in his field, he wanted to make sure he looked professional, but also approachable and friendly. When I sent Matt my pre-shoot survey I quickly learnt that Matt is a fun, laid-back guy, who loves his job, […]

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Corporate headshot of man in suit on grey background for LinkedIn

Headshot Crop Ratios

Choosing A Crop Ratio: Headshots are generally head and shoulders, but there’s a lot more to consider. Many people are moving away from the standard tight headshot crop, and opting for a range of mid-length branding images that show a little more of who they are. But we’ll dive into this later. When it comes to an actual head and shoulders headshot, the final crop is an important consideration. You can choose from various different cropping options depending on the […]

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Headshots Or Mugshots?

I’ll be honest here, I get a little bit sad every time I hear someone refer to a headshot as a ‘mug shot’. Many people think of school photos when they think of headshots. The process of sitting down for 10 seconds, then up and away. Results that nobody really likes, and that haunt you for the next year. But that’s the point I’m hoping to make about headshots here: Headshots aren’t like school photos. They aren’t like mugshots. Headshots […]

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Staff Headshots and Branding Images for True Blue Migration

Collaborative Projects: True Blue Migration are located in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne. They’re immigration agents who help those seeking residency in Australia achieve the correct Visas and Citizenships. They’re a tight-knit team who work closely with clients, often over a matter of years, to help them achieve outcomes that are literally lifechanging. I have had the opportunity to work with True Blue Migration twice now. On each occasion, I captured their staff headshots and a series of branding photographs […]

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