Eliminating the Last Minute Headshot

“A magazine is writing an article on me and they are just waiting on a headshot. Can you get me in today?” “I have an audition next week and need a headshot.” “My boss said I have to have a headshot for the company website by the end of the week.” “I am trying to […]

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Picture Perfect Image Investment

If image is what sells, what is the new truth in advertising? Guest blog by Chris Whelan, Principal, WSI Digital Win What do we want? Whatever it is, we’re looking for it on the internet, with now more than half the world’s population online, at approx. 3.5 billion. And whatever it is, we’re looking for […]

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Should My Headshots be Horizontal or Vertical

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been asked a couple times if headshots should be in a portrait orientation (vertical) or landscape (horizontal).  Once upon a time, no one would have considered doing headshots horizontally.  However, times change and now either is perfectly acceptable and both are considered industry standard.  It really comes down to what […]

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I Hate My Headshots. Can You Help?

“I’m applying for a position that requires me to send a headshot. I went somewhere else and I hate the what they did. I need them by Wednesday. Can you help?” This is what “somewhere else” did. I got that email from Dheeraj on a Friday.  Luckily I was able to squeeze him in on Monday afternoon. […]

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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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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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