Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Importance of Headshots

Let's face it. If we really want to be successful professionals in today's marketplace we need to have a vibrant presence on social media. And if we want to have a great presence on social media, branding is extremely important. A great way to establish branding is to have great images taken of you, especially good headshots. 

I know, I know, it's a lot cheaper to have your friend take a quick picture of you with their smartphone, but the picture won't be as good as if you go to a professional who has experience with making people look their best. I don't know about you, but I hate getting my picture taken. And I know most people are in the same boat as me. I think a big reason a lot of people don't like getting their picture taken is because the person behind the camera wasn't directing them to pose in a way that made them look their best. That takes years of professional training.

So of course with me being a professional headshot photographer, I am getting on that high horse, but I will stop here and spare you any sales pitch. What I will do is share with you some of the knowledge I learned in how to make people look great in pictures. 

Peter Hurley is THE King of Headshot Photography. Not only is he super funny, but he's crazy talented and an expert at what he does. Here's one of his many videos that give insight on how to pose for headshots. It's all about the jaw. No seriously. Even if you have a sculpted jawline, a lot of people tend to pull their faces back when in front of the camera because they are nervous, thus resulting in a double chin. 

Watch this and be prepared for your next headshot!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

I'm still here world!!!

a selfie last time I was in New York

You know, I really, really try to keep up with this blog but sometimes it gets challenging. Especially when the name of today's game is being on numerous other social media sites. Used to be so simple-all you needed was a blog and a website and that was enough. Now, you need to be on Linkedin, and Twitter, and Instagram, and Google+ and all sorts of other things to have any sort of presence in the world. It's a lot to keep up with. Of course me being the overachiever I am, I tried to do it all and as a result didn't do any of them right. I've been hitting the "books" so to speak and really trying to not only build up but integrate my online presence. I know it's the way things are done this days in media, but it's so much commitment and work, especially if you don't have a rhythm going. I watched a tutorial today by Justin Seely and he said that he spends 1-3 hours a day on social media. For me that's a bit too much, but I am trying to get in the swing of things.

So saying that, I don't want to lose sight of this good ol' fashioned blog and need to pay more attention to my website which I've let go to the wayside and that seriously needs to be updated. I'd rather do stuff then talk about how I'm going to do stuff, but whatever, I will now. SO I will make an effort to post here at least once a week. In the meantime you can check me out elsewhere on social media and see where I've been putting my efforts besides this blog.







See what I mean??? Social media everywhere. But whatever, find me there! Follow me! Let's be friends! Or I'll see you next time here when I make a blog post again.

oh and don't forget my website!!!