Is Your Profile Picture Hurting You?

LinkedIn reports that profiles with professional headshots are 21 times more likely to be opened. Recent studies also show that approximately 90% of employers are using social media to find and/or screen candidates. I’m also sure you’ve seen your engagement go up on Facebook when you post a new profile picture. Your friends, business network, […]

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Behind the Scenes with Louisville Kentucy based headshot Photographer, Ben Marcum

When Should Your Headshots Be Ready

Picture this – you’re scrolling through audition notices and you see a listing for a role you just know you’re perfect for. Pretty exciting, right? Maybe even the chance of a lifetime. But wait….the audition is next week! Yikes! It’s fine, though, because you have your up-to-date headshot all ready to submit, right? No? Read […]

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We are a Team

After a recent headshot session, as my client was packing up, we got on the subject of why she chose me for her headshots. “I’ve seen your work, I’ve read reviews and talked to friends, so I felt like I could trust you.” First off, that made me feel like a million dollars, so let […]

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What to Wear For Headshots

Whether you are coming in for Business or Actor Headshots, what you wear can make-or-break your photo. You want the main focus of your headshot to be you, not your clothes.  Below are some general guidelines for all headshot sessions – further down, you’ll find some specific tips for each. Most importantly, if you have […]

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Bridal Portraits with Hope

This post was written by Hope Staves after she received her new bridal portraits.  I feel like her thoughts on these are so much better than anything I could write. Thank you Hope Thank you, Pam Butler of The Beauty Patrol for the amazing makeup. Thank you, Schultz’s Florist for the beautiful arrangement. I’ve known Ben […]

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Jasmine Osborne

Actor Profiles: Jasmine Osborne

I shot Jasmine’s headshots about a year ago.  We became fast friends and I was struck by her drive. Not only is her personal story amazing and inspirational, but when she sets her mind to a goal, she is going to get it.   She is currently living and working and San Francisco.  We are […]

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

And now for something a little different! I spent a lot of years working as a sound designer in theatre, and I still have a lot of favorite shows – one of those is “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, which is being staged next month by Louisville’s own Pandora Productions.  “From obscurity to infamy! A […]

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Ben's studio set for portrait action

Stop Thinking About It. Just Go.

In the fall of 2015, Ben Marcum Photography had existed for just over 2 years.  I was running my business out of my house and while that was great, it was starting to be a tight fit and I was itching to take the next step and get a studio. I started going out and looking […]

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