Category archive: Photography

Taking Professional Pictures Outdoors

We’ve all seen a wide array of professional head shots throughout our lives. Some people look serious and intimidating, while others look like more approachable versions of our favorite celebrities. Sometimes, they just look like really good looking people; and you wonder if that’s what they really look like, or if that’s part of the…

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Individualizing Your Headshot for your Target Market

Have you seen celebrity head shots? Google the phrase and you’ll find a myriad of looks: From sultry poses, to ingénue, or serious, or badass. They all depend on the character traits of the roles they play. Even with the same actress, you’ll find different types of head shots. Hermione and Belle look vastly different,…

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How to Take Memorable Graduation Photos

  “It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world, remembering that first impressions are not always correct.” Elle Woods, Legally Blonde We’re already halfway through May, which means one thing for millions of students across the country: Graduation is right around the…

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The Truth About Digital Re-Touching

Raise your hand if you think celebrities look in real life the same way they do in magazines and in social media. Would you recognize Katy Perry if she were walking down the street wearing a t-shirt and jeans? It’s no secret that celebrity pictures are highly retouched, so that models resemble fembots more than…

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The Power of Facial Expressions

  If you were to meet someone who only speaks Mandarin, and that person smiled, would you know if they’re approachable? If you were at a mosque in Istanbul, and saw a woman crying just outside the entrance, would you have a clue as to how she’s feeling? Were you ever able to figure out…

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How To Take The Perfect Selfie

  Selfies. They’re everywhere. Whether it’s to take a picture to show your outfit of the day, or you’re in Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower, these nifty photographs are here to stay. And they’re not as modern as we’d like to think. In 1889, post impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh painted his self-portrait;…

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Why the World Revolves Around Photography

Outside of relationships, there are few things that mean as much to people or evoke as many emotions as pictures do. You can tell your friends all about last night, but why do so, when you can show them? Photography is the axis on which the world turns, and the following are reasons why: 1….

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A Brief History of Photography

Throughout the years, and as technology has progressed, many things have come and gone: ink wells and feathers for writing, Pogo balls, Chia pets, pay phones. Our computers have become portable; our cell phones keep getting thinner. But among all these things, one thing has remained constant: photography. The first picture that was ever taken…

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How to Avoid Looking Like David Bowie On Your Professional Headshot

When it comes to getting ready for your professional headshot, you want to channel Katie Couric or Matt Lauer: That is, you want to look sharp and put-together; someone people will take seriously. Before meeting with your photographer, it always helps to keep in mind the following tips: 1. Go for a timeless look: Flat…

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Why a Professional Headshot Beats Your iPhone Camera

It’s a cliché for a reason: You only get one chance to make a first impression, and when you’re a professional, you want to make the right one right off the bat. A quick scroll through LinkedIn will show you that even in the age of social media, there are plenty of well-intentioned young professionals…

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