Archive for the ‘Head Shots’ Category

Actor Headshots

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

I’ve been busy this winter, with no real “slow season” like I’ve seen in the past. That’s a good thing! I had weddings into January, and I’ve already got another behind me in March. A lot of the work, however, that I’ve been shooting has yet to see the light of day. That may make it look like I’m not working. That couldn’t be further from the reality! I’m wrapping up work on a project for the East Greenwich Animal Protection League on a series of portraits for a silent auction in April, working on getting my personal photography project off the ground, (which I’ll tell you more about soon) as well as a handful of commercial assignments that don’t produce (or allow) much to be blogged.

That being said, I’m happy to share with you some images I took of a great local actress and model last week. She was looking to update her portfolio a bit with a variety of new images. We met in South County and shot in studio first, then roamed around an old textile mill looking for some good light. I’m really happy with the images!

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Lighting Workshop – A Success!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I co-hosted a lighting workshop last weekend in Wakefield, RI for photographers looking to take their lighting game to the next level. It was hosted by fellow wedding photographer, Seth Jacobson (pictured above) and myself. It was more on studio lighting this time, where the last few times hadn’t really even touched on studio lighting. We had a group of really wonderful photographers who produced some incredible images from our day together! I didn’t shoot many images myself, but I did take a few of each setup that I really ended up liking.

Thanks so much to our models, the hair and makeup artists Lynda Williams and Jenn Hodge! Thanks also to Trevor Holden and Matt Jacobsen for some behind the scenes photography andĀ assistanceĀ in setting up and breaking down the piles of gear we brought with us, as well as taking some participants under their wing as needed. Most of all, thank you to all of you who came out to learn and play with some new lighting techniques on Saturday!

This may not give you much of an idea of what the workshop was like, but this time lapse video is a good way to show you everything that went on during it.

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Kate in PVD

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

I spent some time last week in Providence’s West End photographing Kate. She spent the morning filming a segment for the Rhode Show. She had her hair and makeup done by two outstanding professionals, Kirsten Brusse of Joli Visage Makeup Artistry and Michelle at Vis a Vis Hair Design. We met at Vis a Vis in the West End and explored the area a little bit. It’s the first time I’ve walked the streets of that part of town looking for good light and interesting shots. It made it even better that Kate was great – a real professional, showing off Kirsten and Michelle’s hard work. These are a few of my favorites from the time we spent walking around. Thanks for looking!

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Mary’s Head Shot Session

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

One of the perks of photographing events is getting to meet a ton of really cool people. I met Mary while photographing a Yelp Elite Event back in January at the American in Providence. In addition to being a Yelp Elite member, she’s also a co-host on the Rhode Show, a Rhode Island based lifestyle TV program. We met at India Point Park one afternoon last week, during the few days of summer temperatures we were enjoying. We stayed close by, walking around the park, bike path, and nearby buildings looking for good light.

I had a great time photographing Mary – she is a natural in front of the camera.

Many people cringe at the thought of having head shots done and while I can understand why, I also think it’s worth having them done well. After all, in this day and age, your head shot may be the only face of yours people will see long before the ever meet you. Whether you’re looking for a new job, updating marketing material for your current job or business, or just looking to have some polished images for social media sites, it is a great asset to have good pictures of yourself. Whatever the reason, having great head shots taken will ensure that the images you put out there of yourself are of the best quality possible.

This last one is just for fun. You’ll have to click the image to see it in motion.

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