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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Natural Light & Studio Light

Comparing Lighting: Natural light and studio light.

Without light, we cannot make photographs. The lighting in a photograph makes a huge difference to its final result. Ultimately, it is the lighting that makes people determine what is a good photograph and what is a bad photograph.

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Meet The Team: an important webpage for all businesses.

Who Is Behind Your Business? I look through a lot of websites. One thing I dislike, is an impersonal website. Anyone can make a website now. WordPress, Wix, Squarespace – all these platforms have taken away the complexity of coding for the everyday person. Which is why I think it is more important than ever to add validity to your website. Show your potential clients who you are. This can be achieved very simply: with a Meet The Team webpage, […]

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Professionals Matter – Why You Should Hire A Professional Photographer

A Professional Photographer Makes A Big Impact On Your Headshot: Of course, there are many people claiming to be professionals out there. Lots of people who own cameras and have figured out they can charge to take your photograph. Those who have decided ‘I can do that’. The key to finding a professional is to look at their actual folio of work, read testimonials and reviews, and find out a little about them (their qualifications, experience, and attitude to business). […]

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Corporate Headshot Tips: Preparing for your Corporate Headshot Session

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Corporate Headshot Session: Simple preparation goes a long way! If you’ve made the decision to get a professional corporate headshot taken, start with these 5 tips to make sure you get the most out of your photography investment. You can only benefit from proper planning! A professional headshot is incredibly valuable, but it does require some thought on your end too! 1. Start with getting to know your photographer. Begin by […]

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Selfies VS Professional Headshots. How Corporate Headshots really do matter.

Selfies and unprofessional headshots: A headshot is a valuable thing. They can be used everywhere: from your website, to Linkedin and other social media, they are the tool that puts a face to your name.¬† They also start communicating who you are and what you are like. It is a way for potential clients to make a quick judgement of you. So your headshot creates a first impression. I see so many selfies and unprofessional photos on Linkedin, social media, […]

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Personal Branding Photography for Looking Inwards Meditation

Meet Tracy: I met Tracy a long time ago. We share a mutual friend, and often crossed paths at birthday parties as children. So it was amazing when Tracy decided to open her business earlier this year, as I had just started my new adventure with my business too. She is a qualified meditation teacher, and her business, Looking Inwards,¬†consists of classes and courses in meditation. It has definitely been really rewarding to see Tracy kick her business goals, and […]

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Headshot Prep: Necklines. Advice for actor and corporate headshots.

Headshot Clothing Choices: What to wear seems to be a common dilemma, and getting a headshot or portrait taken can really put the pressure on. I discuss a little more about what to wear to a headshot session in another blog post, but here we will be looking specifically at necklines, and how different necklines work for different shots. Knowing your crop length: Consider this first. Where do you want to sit within the frame of your final shots? Do […]

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Eyes Window to The Soul

“Window to the Soul” – How Eyes Change A Headshot.

In a headshot, the eyes are what we would like to be drawn to. It is vital that they are in focus so that they stand out and complete the shot. As they are so important, it is great to understand how to change the eyes to really make them sparkle. “That Look”. Some portraits have a spark to them. The eyes can communicate a lot of things – such as happiness, trust, or fierceness. Sometimes a certain look can […]

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Headshot Preparation

Preparing For Your Actor or Corporate Headshot

1. Knowing What You Want: To get the most out of your headshot session there are some things you need to consider: Why do you want a headshot? What will you use it for? What do you want it to look like? Start discussing with your photographer what you are hoping to achieve. 2. Deciding on Indoor or Outdoor: For my longer sessions, we can often do a little of both natural light, and studio light headshots. For shorter sessions, […]

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