Category:Headshot Advice

My Headshot Retouching Style

Retouching is an important part of my process. I think retouching in general has a bit of a bad reputation. When people think about retouching, many jump to the conclusion of airbrushed skin, blurred features, liquified bodies, picture-perfect and unrealistic perfection. But this isn’t always the case, and it certainly isn’t in my retouching process. I thought I would take you through photo retouching, and the difference between a ‘retouched’ and ‘enhanced’ edit. I want to show you my style, […]

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10 Common Portrait Mistakes

There are so many things to consider when taking a portrait. If you are only picking up a camera for the first time, or if you’re not sure if you need to hire a professional, there are a lot of things to consider. Simple mistakes really distract from the final portrait. So, I have written a list of ten common mistakes that are made when people take portraits. These can range from selfies taken with a phone, to a professional […]

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The Downfall of Stock Photography for small business

Stock Photography It is one of those things that can be so convenient. There are so many stock photography libraries out there. If you’re out of the loop, photographers shoot and upload their work into these libraries, and they can be purchased with various licenses for others to use. It is common for stock photography to be used to accompany articles, or on brochures and marketing material. While it can be incredibly easy to access this photography, it is not […]

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My 3 Go-To Headshot Lighting Setups.

When I have a studio headshot session, I try to get a feel for the overall mood and style my subject wants. If it is for actor headshots, corporate headshots, or some personal branding, the lighting is a big part of the overall result. I, of course, also have my go-to setups for headshot lighting. These setups work well for all different people – they’re flattering, create nice catchlights in the eyes, and I know the setups off by heart. […]

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Actor Headshots: posing tips

Posing for Actor Headshots: Actor headshots are one of those necessary, important things. But they aren’t always everyone’s favourite thing to do. One of the things that gets some people stuck is the posing – that feeling of not knowing what to do in front of a camera. Feeling awkward. Overthinking and stressing. Of course your headshot photographer should be able to direct you and give you some cues that will help with the posing. I also believe it helps […]

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Common flash mistakes in the studio

Common flash mistakes to avoid (and how to fix them): Studio photography can feel like a constant learning curve. When using flash in the studio, it’s not just a matter of turning on a few lights. Off-camera flash, when controlled correctly, can create amazing lighting effects. However, when not correctly controlled, flash can make you look like an amateur. Below are six common flash mistakes you should try to avoid, with a little information on how to correct them. Here […]

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My Actor Headshot Outfit Tips

What to wear? That’s one of the big considerations before having your actor headshots taken. While your outfit isn’t the feature of your headshot (you’re the star of the shot after all!), considering your outfit can make a big impact on the final image. Firstly, it is important to wear something that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and happy. You’ll look much more relaxed in the shots. When you’re not stressing about your outfit during the shoot, you can focus […]

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Choosing A Photographer – what you need to consider

You have decided that you want some professional headshots or portraits taken (or thinking about it at least). But there are thousands of photographers to consider. How do you find the right one? There are many things to consider: * Price * The Photographer and the experience * What is included * Your end result * The final investment Photography is more than just price: Many people make decisions based of price. Having and working to a budget is an […]

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Power Of Showing Over Telling

The Power Of Showing, Over Telling. Photography advice for Melbourne Small Business Owners.

What you miss, when all you do is tell: It is pretty easy to create a webpage, a Facebook page, and an email account. How many emails do you get claiming a particular company will get you ranking as #1 on Google. How many of those emails do you just delete straight away? Tell, tell, tell. Many businesses focus solely on the copy of their website or marketing tactics. They might have an About page with a chunk of text […]

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Competing With Big Brands

Are You Competing With The Big Brands?

We all need our point of difference. It is important to know what sets us apart from our competition. Your professional image is just one way to set yourself above the rest, and compete with the big brands.

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