Mia recently stepped out on her own as a feng shui consultant for commercial and residential clients. To help promote her business, she came to me for headshot portraits.
Matt Velure recently left his job as an airline pilot to pursue his own business venture. This meant a website and the need for professional headshot photos for him and his wife Debra.
Dr. Michael Umberger, DDS wanted new staff photos for his practice, Harmony Dental. The previous photos were snapshots and not representative of his professional service business. The photos came out beautifully and fit the natural settings of the area.
Jodi needed a nice headshot photo for her company’s real estate Web site. I matched her professional business suit to four different color backgrounds for added visual interest and a little pop.
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a nicer camera, check out this article I wrote for Shopobot. Since I use Nikon photography equipment, I review 3 camera and lens setups for beginner, enthusiast/intermediate, and advanced level photographers.
A couple months ago, I did an interview for Smartpress in which I answered questions about getting started in the photography business. Today they released a graphic showcasing the common threads between the 20 professional photographers interviewed.
Wanting to update his website, Dr. Paul Fredrikson, D.D.S. of Smile Care asked us to photograph his dental facility and some members of his staff. Dr. Fredrikson’s main goal was to showcase the office’s unique design and subtly demonstrate the use of the technology throughout his practice.
As photographers, we must view our profession as an art. It’s not just a way to make a few bucks. Otherwise, we’re only taking snapshots and someone is hiring us for the equipment we own, not for our artistic vision and experience.
My parents were finishing up their new house in Fargo, ND and were kind enough to fly us out there for 10 days in June. (Fargo is where I was born and raised and, as such, has a special place in my heart.) Toward the end of my time in Fargo, my dad and I worked together on his business portrait head shots.
Like many, I figured designing a logo couldn’t be that hard. All you do is open Adobe Illustrator, play around with some fonts, wait for something cool to appear on your screen, and you’re good to go. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Logo design is extremely difficult.