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4 Simple Tips For Getting Your Perfect Head Shot

Today, head shots are a critical piece of your social-media presence. A good head shot for some professionals can often be the difference between acquiring the job or a customer or not.

1. Light

The camera in itself isn’t as important as the light. Taking a photo in a dark room, under harsh spotlights or under fluorecent light will never make anyone look good. Always try to face or stand sideways to the natural light source, large windows are the best!

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2. Background

The type of background is very important. A very busy background is going to distract from the face and it won’t make you stand out. Standing right against a plain white wall in the office isn’t the right thing to do either. Always try to find a background which helps to frame the subject, not distract from it. Keep some distance between the subject and the background to create depth. Even photos taken with current smart phones can blur the background if you keep some disatnce between your subject and what is behind. When using small compact cameras, try zooming in a little bit. Doing so will blur the background even more.

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3. Facial Expressions

When it comes to facial expressions, CONFIDENCE matters!
I like to tell people that there is no such a thing as ‘not being photogenic’. It’s all down to your confidence and how you react to the camera. This is why most people look better on photos when they take ‘selfies’. Try to relax and be confident. This will always make you look better on your photos!

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4. Composition

Avoid the passport-type photo look in head shots! Standing side-ways to the camera and turning your face to the lens often works very well.
Apply the rule of thirds. This is when you divide the image into thirds and make sure that your focal point, in this instance eyes, are on the divinding line. This technique was used by painters for centuries and works great in all types of photography, not just head shots.

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35mm Film Photography – First time ever!

This is my first ever attempt at taking photos with a film camera. I love the sound of the shutter followed by the sound of the film winding to the next frame. The most beautiful sound ever! I think I got a bug and a special new (old) camera is already on it’s way to me!

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Mazda MX-5 Recaro sunset photoshoot

It’s not easy to find dry few minutes in the North West of England to shoot a convertible car outside. The weather cleared for just long enough to shoot few pictures (they may or might have not been slightly enhanced in Photoshop 😉 )

TVPAV @ LoveLocalExpo
TVPAV @ LoveLocalExpo
TVPAV @ LoveLocalExpo
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TVPAV @ LoveLocalExpo

We’ve exhibited at LoveLocalExpo at Blackburn College on Thursday 18th February. What a great event! Can’t wait to attend it again next year.

TVPAV @ LoveLocalExpo
TVPAV @ LoveLocalExpo
TVPAV @ LoveLocalExpo
TVPAV @ LoveLocalExpo
TVPAV @ LoveLocalExpo
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Product Photography

Yesterday I had a pleasure to do product photography for an engineering company BKC Products Ltd . It was a first time to shoot on a black background for me. Great fun!

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BKC Products Ltd
BKC Products Ltd
BKC Products Ltd
BKC Products Ltd
BKC Products Ltd
BKC Products Ltd
BKC Products Ltd
BKC Products Ltd
BKC Products Ltd
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Lizzie Sertraline

Autumn is great for colourful photos at the sunset. Well, it was very grey and wet evening and we had to use 2 wirelessly triggered flash guns and array of colour gels to create these. Very happy with the results 🙂 Sertraline Sertraline on Facebook

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Lizzie Sertraline
Lizzie Sertraline
Lizzie Sertraline
Lizzie Sertraline
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BMW Motorrad Bikes Shoot in Southport

I had a pleasure to photograph these amazing BMW bikes around Southport last week. If I never wanted a bike before, I want one now 😉

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BMW Motorrad
BMW Motorrad
BMW Motorrad
BMW Motorrad

 

 

Farewell My Beard

So the time has come to shave my beard! Please donate any amount, no matter how small to Child Action Northwest now and I will cut my beard short on the 10th of August. But, if thanks to you, I reach the £1000 goal, I will have it all shaved off!!!!
#naked #barefaced #farewellmybeard

Donate NOW! https://www.justgiving.com/farewellmybeard/

 

Where Fires Are – Vultures

New music video produced for Where Fires Are who are this years Reidy’s Talent competition. One of the main prizes )a music video) was sponsored by TVPAV studio S

It was filmed at Holy Tinity Church in Blackburn, courtesy of Church Conservation Trust

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Banny’s Drive Through Menus

It was a pleasure to work with Banny’s in Burnley to create images for their new fish and chips drive through. The place looks amazing and the food tastes awesome! You must try it!

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