Thursday, June 3, 2010

Get Out There: Get a business headshot and win a free session at my exhibit photo booth!

Tomorrow, I am two of my photography colleagues, Jason Peckovitch and Chris Platz, will be hosting a photo booth at the 2010 Success Summit & Expo at the Colorado Convention Center, 10am - 5pm in the Korbel Ballroom.

We will be at Booth No. 420. Studio lights and a background will be set up for attendees to have a business portrait taken for a nominal fee. Photos will be professionally retouched and printed on the spot for up to $15 for an 8x10 or pay $25 for a high resolution digital download.

Leave your business card for a chance to win a free hour-long photo session valued at $75.

Here are examples of business portraits I shot of exhibit coordinator Carla Ladd:

Don't know what to wear? Choose an outfit that you would wear when meeting with clients. When a photo is a portrait of a person (or a group of people), the photographer wants the viewer's eyes to go to the face(s). That means that the faces in the image need to be the lightest part of the photo. Avoid white or very colored blouses or shirts. Men should select a shirt with at least some color; i.e, blue oxford cloth. People with very dark complexions might want to consider deep colors like black.

Conservative clothing in mid-range and darker, solid colors such as blue, brown, gray, red and green will flatter both male and female faces. Avoid busy patterns, large amounts of white or very bright colors. Use the clothing as a frame to draw attention to your face. Tailored suits in wool or linen work well, but watch out for fabrics that wrinke. Simple, classic styles will remain fresh even as styles change.

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