Two Questions We All Ask When We Meet Someone

An article recently came across my feed about Harvard Business School professor, Amy Cuddy’s, 2016 book, Presence.  In Amy’s book, she states that when people first meet you, they quickly try to answer 2 questions. Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person? This got me thinking about my day to day interactions.  I […]

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White or Gray Background for Headshots

In a recent post, (The Anatomy of a Great Headshot) I touched on backgrounds and promised I would go into some detail on why I use white, gray or black backgrounds for my headshots.  Truthfully, there is no right or wrong answer as to what type of background should be in your headshot.  Some people […]

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The Anatomy of a Great Headshot

When I first picked up a camera and decided that I was going to be a headshot photographer, I made the same mistake that many others make.  I thought, “It’s just a headshot.  How hard can it be?!”  30 minutes in I had found out.  From there I spent years studying and practicing to become […]

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Why I Photograph People

When I first picked up a camera, it didn’t matter to me what I photographed. Flowers, pets, landscapes, random things I found while walking around the neighborhood…literally everything. Where I really found the most joy was photographing people. I found myself thinking about this the other day and wanted to explore why I landed where […]

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Louisville Portrait Photographer Ben Marcum_Lauren LoBue Portraits

Lauren LoBue Portraits

A couple months ago, I was given a wedding dress that has been sitting on a dress form in the studio.  One afternoon it struck me, that dress should be photographed! I posted to social media about it and almost instantly got a response from Lauren. She came by to try it on and it was a […]

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Stephanie Lehr Portraits

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Stephanie. I positively love sessions like this – it means the world to me to create an experience for someone where they are the center of attention and get to feel like a celebrity in a magazine. And at the end of it, they have images that they will cherish […]

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Tips on . Where to print your headshots from Ben Marcum, Louisville Headshot Photographer

Printing Your Headshots

You’re awesome,  you’ve taken the time and spent the money to get professional headshots.  You made an investment in yourself and your career.  Well done! However, getting your headshots printed is the final step in the process and it is one that you can’t shortcut. It’s easy to find and use a fast print “lab” like drug […]

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Your Headshot Session Should Be Fun

The studio door opens.  A person walks in with an arm full of clothes and a tentative look on their face.  We start talking and eventually I hear the sentence, “I hate having my picture taken.”  It is at that moment, I know that I can change this person’s world.  I am about to undo what […]

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