Tag:Melbourne Headshot Photography

A Personal Branding Shoot With Kathie – VA and Business owner

Market research is so important. As a photographer, I don’t really have the perception of a consumer when it comes to booking and participating in a photography session. I decided I wanted to get real feedback on these experiences, to help improve my service. So I put out a survey to small business owners in Melbourne to help with some market research. Specifically, I was asking about the expectations they have in regards to personal branding and corporate portraiture for […]

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Headshots with a White Background

Studio Portraiture: White Backgrounds I think a lot of people think of studio portraiture with white backgrounds. Studio photography can have a very distinct look, particularly when it comes to corporate portraiture. Often there is a reason for this. White backgrounds can be a great choice for a headshot or portrait. For companies, matching headshots with a white background can tie in nicely to a website, are easy to manipulate (add space, create banners, print out, replace the background), and […]

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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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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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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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Meet Matt – Melbourne Actor.

Matt booked an actor headshot session in the studio with me, for a bit of a refresh. It was lucky that his session was to be inside, as we hit probably the only bad day within two weeks of blissful weather possible. Lucky for me, Matt was a pleasure to work with – patient and open to new ideas. We were aiming for three strong headshots to update his folio. Along with various tops, we looked at different backgrounds and […]

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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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A session with Richard – A Melbourne Actor!

I loved working with Richard. He is such a patient and easygoing guy. On top of that, he is kind and funny too. It was more like photographing an old friend than anything else. Richard is an actor who wanted to update his actor headshots to something a little more current. He brought along a few different outfits, and we explored both outdoor and studio options, shooting until we felt like we had achieved a range of images for Richard […]

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Colour-block Acting Headshots

I love colour! If you have seen my work, you will probably have figured this out by now. I absolutely loved the colours of houses across, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. Even the coordinated colours across the streets of Spain. Colours and texture were everywhere on my travels, and it is something I try and really think about in my headshot photography.┬áInfluenced by my trip overseas, a lot of my actor headshots incorporate block colour in a studio look. Acting Headshots: […]

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