With the current economic environment which, let's be honest, is pretty crummy - people are looking to expand their job prospects as much as humanly possible. In this era of social networking, LinkedIn has become the de facto site for networking professionals. Of course, Facebook still rules the web, but your future employer doesn't want to see pictures of you doing keg-stands at that 1997 frat-house kegger. And that "cute" photo you posted of you and your better half yucking it up in Puerto Vallarta isn't going to curry any favors with the HR department - unless they like that sort of thing. And that's just creepy.
When it comes to resume headshots you need to start off on the right foot by understanding that your LinkedIn profile is essentially an on-line resume. It should be presented just as professionally as a hard copy resume, and... Read More
As an engagement photographer I strive to have a perfect - or at least near perfect - shooting environment for my clients. While the definition of a "perfect" setting varies from one photographer to another, for me this usually entails a sunny (or mostly sunny sky). I just love working with sun glare in my couple photography, the golden hour, and all the fun effects that comes with it. So when my first shoot date with Maggie and Austin came, we were a little disappointed to have total cloud cover. Some photographers like cloud cover, because of the soft and natural light-box effect created by the sky. And while this does indeed work for many of my portrait shoots, I'm just not a fan of cloudy skies for engagement photos. So even though my clients were all dressed up and ready to shoot, I suggested postponing until clearer skies prevailed. They agreed and we set a new shoot date of February 4th. Of course, when we set the date we had no idea this would be the day Denver gets clobbered with a record breaking snowstorm!
When I woke Friday morning to over a foot of snow on the ground, I was worried that I'd have to reschedule my client's engagement shoot... again! Read More
I finally sat down to upload some new photos, and realized I had way too many photos for a single "Portrait" gallery. As a result of all these new image additions, I've split my portrait gallery into two sections: Headshots, and Family Portraits. They are available at the following links (and from the main menu):
Headshot Photo Gallery
Family Portrait Photo Gallery
The headshot gallery focuses primarily on pose photography, like senior photos, model and actor headshots, and corporate headshots that are used for business and marketing. The family portrait gallery is reserved for family photos, child portrais, and infant photography. In the near future I'll likely be adding a commercial gallery as well, to showcase recent photos that were shot on a contract basis for commercial use. Read More
As a portrait photographer here in Denver, I often receive calls from potential clients looking for "headshots". This is a pretty non-descript way of defining a portrait, and could mean one of a dozen different types of images: corporate headshots, family photos, senior portraits, or headshots for actors, realtors, mechanics, or even pro-bowlers. To be able to provide quality photography services, I really need to know just what type of shots a prospective client is looking for and how they want to use them. So when a call for "heashots" rolls in - I always pry a little further and ask, "What kind of headshot do you need? Will these appear on a business card? A website? Or both?" And every now and then my questions are answered with nothing - just dead silence. I can tell the caller has been caught totally off guard by my questions, and has no idea how to respond. I break the dead air by saying, "let me guess... you need photos for online dating sites, right?" And I always get the same surprised reaction - "how did you know?!?!"
This ain't my first rodeo, kids. Read More
As the holidays are now in full swing, many of us begin preparing Christmas cards and various forms of well wishes to share with those who've meant the most to us over the years. To commemorate the festive season, D.L. Adams Associates, the premier acoustical, theatrical, noise control, information technology and audio visual systems design and engineering firm in Denver, sends out an annual cookbook to friends and clients. The unique aspect of this cookbook is that it is comprised of recipes that come directly from its owner's and employees' kitchens. Read More