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LinkedIn Headshots – A White background is the best way to go.

LinkedIn headshots - White background is the best way to go. Headshots are an important tool for a professional first impression. LinkedIn profiles play an increasingly important part in your online professional presence. LinkedIn is increasingly the first "meeting" potential clients, employers, and business contacts have with you in this day and age of technology and [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized, Headshots, Female Headshot, Male Headshots|Comments Off on LinkedIn Headshots – A White background is the best way to go.

How to get the best headshots

First impressions are incredibly important, both in our personal and professional lives. In a career setting, the first impression often comes before we ever meet the person face to face. The stakes are high when correspondence via phone calls, emails, or messages are your only means of making the first representation of yourself. It's [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|portraits, Headshots|Comments Off on How to get the best headshots

Real Estate Headshots

Real Estate Headshots: Enhance your brand with great headshots Realtors know the value of home. Not just financially but emotionally. Home is such an important place for people. Home is where we start and end our day. It's where we kick up our feet and relax. It's where we spend time with friends [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Real Estate Headshots

Professional Headshots: Tie or no tie?

Wondering what to wear for your  professional headshots? We've all been there. Rummaging through your closet looking for something to wear. That won't work. Nope, not quite the look you're going for. Haven't worn this in ages. You think to yourself, "when in the world was this even given to me?!" Ten minutes later [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|portraits, Headshots, Male Headshots|Comments Off on Professional Headshots: Tie or no tie?

Male Headshots

Male headshots. A good business headshot communicates who you are and what you do. This is true universally, but there are some questions that are gender specific. That's what we're talking about today. Here's some quick headshot tips that are specific for male headshots. I have a post that offers some tips on the female headshot. [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Male Headshots|Comments Off on Male Headshots

Professional Headshots.

Female Headshot The Female Headshot Tips for Women…how to look great for your business headshot…. A good business headshot helps you communicate who you are and what you do. This is true universally, but there are some questions that are gender specific. That's what we're talking about today. Here's some quick headshot tips [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|marketing, Female Headshot|Comments Off on Professional Headshots.

Headshot size for LinkedIn headshot Facebook and social media profiles

  Headshots - Social Media Profile Photos: Best sizes and practices. So, you've got your great new headshot and now all you need to do is upload it to your social media sites. Hang on a second, there's a few things you may need to do to your headshot before uploading it. Knowing the [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Photography, marketing|Comments Off on Headshot size for LinkedIn headshot Facebook and social media profiles

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME – NOT IF YOU’RE ATT

One of the downsides of being in business for 20+ years is all the old 'stuff' that gathers and that you drag along gathering dust. Not just the mysterious cables to long junked technology, but the other less tangible junk. URL's that sit parked, old land lines, subscriptions to 'things' that get automatically renewed every [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Life, musings, marketing|Comments Off on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME – NOT IF YOU’RE ATT

Marketing Photographers

By | August 5th, 2016|marketing, advertising photography|Comments Off on Marketing Photographers

Senior Living Lifestyle Photography

By | August 5th, 2016|advertising photography|Comments Off on Senior Living Lifestyle Photography

Chubbies Shorts

Marketing Photography Marketing Photography. Marketing Photography is about 'getting it'. That means understanding your clients vision and  projecting that in their marketing photography.  This was an epic fun shoot with the great new models for Chubbies Shorts. If you have not heard of Chubbies Shorts, check them out . Chubbies Shorts . Not only do they produce a [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|marketing, website photography, advertising photography|Comments Off on Chubbies Shorts

A Photo’s worth a 1000 words

Business Photographer Business photographer A photo's worth 1000 words. That's especially true when you have 5-10 seconds to make a connection with a visitor to your website.  Photography helps tell your story, express your brand and personalize you to your target audience  One of my favorite projects this year was an advertising, website and  collateral  photo [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Photography, Event Photography, marketing, website photography, advertising photography|Comments Off on A Photo’s worth a 1000 words

Credit card processing. Authorize, I’m dumping you.

Authorize Credit Card Processing. Authorize Credit Card Processing. A match not made in heaven. As a small (okay microscopic) business, working with Authorize was never a match made in heaven. But as often the case in relationships, I stayed with Authorize way past it's sell by date. Perhaps  I stayed a client because  I remember [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sony A7rII review. A week in the real world from a Nikon photographer

Sony A7rII review   Sony  A7rll, two lenses, Sony Zeiss 24-70 and Sony Zeiss 70-200mm and Sony HVL-F43M.  A Real world experience.  Sony A7rII review. I thought I’d report back on a week of using the Sony A7rII review based on actual assignments. Disclaimer: First off, I’m a working photographer not a gearhead or a professional reviewer. This is [...]

Headshot …..a selfie ? Noooooo

A headshot is a crucial part of your personal branding.  A quality headshot makes a world of difference. Face it, if your friends arm is making a cameo appearance in your LinkedIn profile headshot or worse still you're using a 'selfie' then you seriously need to rethink ! [row cols_nr="2"] [col size="6"] Here's a case in point. [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized, portraits, Headshots|0 Comments

Headshot or Business Portrait. What’s the difference?

The similarity between the terms Head shot and Business Portrait is subtle. The names are frequently used interchangeably, but there are differences. WHATS A HEAD SHOT? A corporate or professional head shot is typically taken from the chest or mid torso up with the focus being on the face. The background can be a simple [...]

By | March 5th, 2015|portraits, Headshots|Comments Off on Headshot or Business Portrait. What’s the difference?

I need 8 Seconds of your time …. Please Help me win!

It's voting time in DC ..... and I promise you, your vote counts and means an immense amount to me. Click below .... and vote for me! It's super quick I promise. I don't get a prize or a check but it's a great help to my business. Voting ends soon. Washington City Paper .....Help [...]

By | February 5th, 2015|Uncategorized, Ideas, Life, Photography, Press, Headshots, Event Photography, marketing|Comments Off on I need 8 Seconds of your time …. Please Help me win!

And the winner is …

I don't know who designed this great trophy, but I think it's fabulous!  Last week Nando's best grill masters from around the country battled it out at National Harbor Maryland to win bragging rights AND to represent Nando's Peri Peri at their international grill master competition later this year .... in LONDON ! Pairs of grill [...]

By | July 31st, 2014|Event Photography|0 Comments

Do you shoot pets? No, but I do photograph them

I do, I do and it's so much fun. I love all their personalities. I particularly love these composites and printed as a large wall portrait they look wonderful. Pet photography requires a lot of time and patience and plenty of treats for dog and humans alike.  

By | July 17th, 2014|Uncategorized, portraits|0 Comments

IT’S ALIVE …. give my monster life! And a spanky new eikonphoto website comes to life!

The newly redesigned eikonphoto.com  launched today!! Yes I know it's a bit buggy, has horrible grammar and needs more than just a few tweaks, but eventually you just have to dive in and go live!!  I fully expect to hear from both my 'geek' and 'literary' friends about all the things that need to be fixed, and in [...]

By | July 11th, 2014|Life, musings, marketing|0 Comments

How to get great Headshots

Best Headshots and how to get them How to get the best headshots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHGNOZV8yuo How to get the best headshots This short video is also on my FAQ page, but I thought I would just put it on this post too. Apparently a lot of visitors start here on my blog, which is nice. Getting the [...]

By | July 8th, 2014|Life, Video, Headshots, musings, marketing|Comments Off on How to get great Headshots

Bringing meaning to photography every single day

Thoreau didn't have a camera, but he says in perfectly. I try and bring meaning to every photograph I take, every single day. My studio used to be in Concord Massachusetts and I lived in Wayland Ma. Every morning my drive to work was through the spectacular Walden Park, around Walden Pond and passing by [...]

By | July 8th, 2014|Uncategorized, Ideas, Life, musings|Comments Off on Bringing meaning to photography every single day

I photographed the FIFA World Cup…

Photography Photography can get you into some unusual places. This is me with the FIFA World Cup... and I didn't even go to Brazil. That's me with the World Cup ... and say NOTHING about my hair. I had been on the tarmac at Dulles International airport on the windiest day of the year waiting [...]

By | July 8th, 2014|Event Photography|0 Comments

Eikon Eikon Everywhere ….

Where’s Eikon Photography? Apparently everywhere! When I first started Eikon Photography back in 1992, I was careful to research the use of the name before choosing it for my business name. I’ve been asked a thousand times (ok slight exaggeration) what the word Eikon actually means. So, for all of you dying to know ... Eikon [...]

By | July 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized, musings|Comments Off on Eikon Eikon Everywhere ….

10 seconds … and their gone.

Business Photography 10 seconds. That’s how long you have before a visitor clicks away from your website ….. unless you can give them a compelling reason to stick around. So says studies done by Microsoft Research    […]

By | July 3rd, 2014|Ideas, marketing, website photography|0 Comments

Too funny …

wonder why you're getting that puzzled look from people? When I saw this cartoon, I just knew I had to post it about it. I live on Capitol Hill and every month I thumb through the latest edition of the Hill Rag where urgent matters of local interest are expounded upon. Parking, restaurants, zoning board, garden [...]

By | July 3rd, 2014|Ideas, Life|0 Comments

Quote Post

. EikonPhoto EikonPhoto. I'm not a big fan of inspirational messages, but this is one that holds a lot of truth. I grew up in a curious family (in more ways than one). If there was a way to fix something, we did. If we failed - we didn't just curl up and hide under [...]

By | August 29th, 2013|Ideas, musings|0 Comments