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Who are you?
What do you do? What type of headshot represents you the best? For creative types: actors, models, entertainers; or corporate professionals: lawyers, doctors, real estate agents who need one great photo – or several!
Contemporary On-Location Headshots [$200]
We’ll meet at a location that has great natural backdrops: A park (grass, trees + flowers); the beach (sand + ocean); an urban location (brick, steel + concrete).
Traditional or Studio Headshots [$200]
Come to my home studio or I can come to your home or office with backdrops + lights.
2 [$175/person] • 5 [$115/person] • 6-15 [$95/person] • 15+ [$65/person] • ++ Inquire.
hair + make-up
Hair and/or makeup available: I work with several talented and skilled hair and makeup artists. The cost is generally around $100 - $300 per look per person, or a day rate for larger groups of people.
all sessions include
Up to 1.5 hours of photography • up to 3 top changes • 1 high-resolution (for print) + web-resolution (for website/social media) retouched digital photo.
Additional digital and print products available for purchase.
Traditional Studio • Outdoor Contemporary
Think about how close you’d have to be to a person’s face to see this detail. People don’t see what the camera sees. That means I retouch for what people see, not what the camera captures.
Facial Retouching (21 year old)
Even 21 year olds need some retouching. Professional digital camera resolution will show every detail of a person's face. This was a fashion portrait and she had full makeup on. Note the eyes are brighter and shaper as well.
Facial Retouching (Over 50)
How far do you go when retouching? She's not a model and she asked me to fix her droopy right eye. I still wanted her to look like herself. Keep in mind that this image is used on her website in a much smaller size.
where's the top of my head?
The camera photographs in a 4:6 ratio, which (usually) fits print sizes 4x6, 8x12, etc. Business cards might use a 4:5, 4:6 or 1:1 (square) ratio. Older style website profiiles use a 4:5 or 4:6 (vertical) ratio while the newer style website profiles are usually 1:1 (square) or 5:4 (horizontal) ratio.
The Rule of Thirds
Another reason I crop this way has to do with “the rule of thirds.” The rule of thirds is applied by aligning a subject with the guide lines and their intersection points, placing the horizon on the top or bottom line, or allowing linear features in the image to flow from section to section. In the case of a headshot, I crop so the eyes are in the upper third of the photo. We have heard this phrase: “The eyes are the windows of the soul”. Our eyes reflect our emotions: joy, anxiety, anger, etc.. I give my clients both crops for print and web and suggest they use the close up for web profiles.
Cropping (4:6 ratio)
Above are two different crops of the same image. 1) Before: Uncropped at the 4:6 ratio the camera shoots. 2) After: The top of the head is cropped to focus on the eyes and best use of space and "the rule of thirds."
Cropping (square ratio)
This is what profile photos look like on Facebook, Linked In, etc. As you can see in the after image, most of the photo features you, as opposed to that empty space around your head, again following "the rule of thirds."
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