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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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Headshot Photography exploring Angles: discovering what works for you.

Exploring Angles: It is really important to nail the angles in a headshot. I think this is what makes or breaks a portrait – especially in terms of you liking an image of yourself. So if you know what angles work for you, let your photographer know before you start shooting (or as you are shooting). I tend to ask my subjects if they have a ‘prefered side’. I get mixed responses – some are really sure of their preference, […]

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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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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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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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Personal Branding Photography

What is Personal Branding Photography?

Building a personal brand is something we should all be thinking about. Social media allows potential clients to cast quick and ruthless first impressions. So how exactly can an image affect your personal branding?

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