My first job as a photographer back in 1986 was doing baby portraits. We charged a “sitting fee” for the portrait session. This was the minimum amount we had to charge to cover the cost of doing business. This covered our overhead and admin costs. Not the film, the developing, or the prints. Those were “extra” charges even though without them, you pretty much had nothing but some guy in a dark room making funny faces at your kids. So, this charge was literally what it cost to
Bad headshots will undermine your efforts to advance your career. The purpose of a professional headshot is to showcase your strengths. A good headshot showcases your confidence and approachability, assertiveness, and intellectual depth. A bad headshot can undermine your efforts to advance your career by sending messages of weakness, anxiety, and dishonesty to your network, clients, and prospects. I recently wrote a short post about why sitting down in a headshot sends messag
It probably hasn’t crossed your mind, but this photo trick makes a world of difference. I’m always getting compliments on how great people look in my headshots. It’s not just the contemporary lighting, uncluttered backgrounds, wardrobe, and hairstyling. That’s all really important, of course. Bad lighting, messy hair, or wrinkled clothes will ruin an otherwise great photo as well...but, want to know my secret weapon? My “Secret Weapon” is….
Body language. Now, you might be w
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