“The new contemporary photography has a job to do. To sum up: in order to accustom people to seeing from new viewpoints it is essential to take photographs of everyday, familiar subjects from completely unexpected vantage points and in completely…
This week I have been working with a great client, Mark Huggins he is the owner and MD of Corporate Drama. Corporate Drama was launched in 1999 and quickly established itself as the leading provider of professional business role-players in both the public and private sector. Corporate Drama help business people learn the behaviours and relationship skills to create the very best companies in which to work!
Mark approached my company DW Images Photography back at the start of the summer because he needed new headshot’s. Very happy with the service he got, Mark again contacted me a few weeks ago with a request to do some video work. As an update to his companies website, Mark required two introduction videos. This is a new string to my bow and service that I looking to add to portfolio, I explained this to Mark, he agreed to work with me and we discussed what he needed and how I would meet his expectations. I set too and did a couple of weeks of testing in my studio.
This week Mark came with his lines firmly in his head and we worked together on producing these two short videos. As I said this is something I want to expand on and this weeks learning curve has been very fulfilling.
Back in the studio today shooting this bottle of Tanqueray Gin, which just happens to be my favourite.
I thought I would show you some of the behind the scenes shots to give you a visual explanation of how I put this and many other shots together. As with all of my product shots I will build up the set bit by bit, shooting test shots as I go.
This is the first shot out of camera, the aim is to get the first light set up. In this case the light on the background. I use the black foam board either side to create definition and the black edge to the bottle.
I didn’t want a plain white background on this shot, I wanted something a little more dynamic, so to create the green I just added green tissue paper over the strobe on the background. (Don’t do this…
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- Q. Have you ever thought or considered how important a professional headshot is in today’s world of business and why you need one?
A. Your profile image on any website or social media site is the first thing people will see. This is how you will be judged; this will be the difference between winning and loosing new business.
- Q. Why does having a professional headshot make a difference?
A. Social media sites are normally lead with a profile image. If you do not add a profile image people will think your profile is unfinished and not bother looking. If you have a profile image that looks unprofessional you will be thought of that way. If you use a company logo you become faceless and unapproachable. First impressions count and as humans we are designed to connect to each other via expression. So having a professional headshot projecting genuine expression…
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