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7 Tips for Getting Great Headshots

Tips for getting good headshots

Getting Good Headshots

There are a lot of tips – 7 in this post – that can be offered for getting good headshots. There are also so many proven reasons why everyone in business – whether corporate business or show business – must have a professional headshot.

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Studio Lighting vs. Natural Light, the Vacation Camera, and More

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Opinion: Studio Lighting Will Almost Always be Better Than Just Natural Light.

Studio Lighting vs. Natural Light

It’s an old argument amongst photographers. Which is better, studio lighting or natural light? To me, the strengths and advantages of studio lighting are easily noticeable. However, both have their place and there are occasions when natural light might be preferred. But, in most cases, studio lighting will just make photos pop much more. Or, at least it provides you more control to make it happen. Continue reading

TLC Thoughts: Hard Drive Failures and Adobe and Profoto Issues

Hard Drives Fail

An Fstoppers post reminded me today how paranoid I am about data loss despite – knock on wood – never having it happen to me. Well, I don’t think I’m paranoid but, every time I tell someone of my setup I’m told I might be. Continue reading

Time for TLC Thoughts: You Get What You Pay For; Victimless; and Why?

TLC Thoughts

Price Can Be an Indicator of Quality

You get what you pay for. PetaPixel posted a story about a wedding photography disaster. To summarize, a couple in the UK hired a wedding photographer, supposedly after checking out his work, and the pictures turned out to be really bad, in their opinion. Continue reading

Three Reasons Why DIY Product Photography Doesn’t Work

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Wonder Why Product Photos Shot by This Camera or Crud?

So, you’re launching your new brand and want to save money wherever you can, because launching a company and product is expensive. There are trademarks, prototypes to build, websites to build, marketing to do, and on and on. One area where brands often look to cut or eliminate costs is on product photography. I hear it all the time – “I just need 2-3 basic photos – nothing really critical.” Continue reading

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