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Resizing Photos Specifically for LinkedIn

When you're trying to make the best first impression, it's important to have a professional headshot to represent yourself. In the age of technology and social media, it's especially paramount that you put your best face forward. As often times this is the first form of contact employers, clients, or potential business partners will have [...]

By | 2017-07-31T10:50:56+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Photography, Headshots|Comments Off on Resizing Photos Specifically for LinkedIn

Will Human Photographers Ever Become Obsolete?

These days technology is everywhere. It's used for scheduling appointments, ordering lunch, booking flights, and keeping in touch with loved ones. It's hard to imagine life without the convenience and ease of technology. But are these modern advances threatening human careers? Will human photographers ever become obsolete? The Natural Process of Technological Progress We've all [...]

By | 2017-07-31T10:50:10+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Photography|Comments Off on Will Human Photographers Ever Become Obsolete?

How to Resize Headshots Quickly and Easily

Let’s face it. Technology is amazing. However, it can also be really frustrating. Something that seems so simple can turn out to be a huge complicated process. For example, you have probably been in the position of wanting to simply upload a photo, and then find out that your image is either too small or [...]

By | 2017-07-26T09:30:43+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Photography, Headshots|Comments Off on How to Resize Headshots Quickly and Easily

Thinking On Your Feet | 30 Second Professional Portraits

Thinking On Your Feet Professional Portraits. For this assignment I was creating professional portraits of Representative Michael McCaul, the Congressmen representing Texas's 10th congressional district.  In addition, Representative McCaul is the Chairman of the House committee on Homeland Security.  Often in situations with busy executives and politicians,  the session tends to be rushed.  You have got [...]

By | 2017-07-26T09:30:17+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Photography, portraits, Headshots, Male Headshots|Comments Off on Thinking On Your Feet | 30 Second Professional Portraits

Which Camera Should You Buy?

The question always comes up… “Which camera should I buy?” The answer?…. That depends. At one point in my life, going to dinner parties and such, I would always be asked that inevitable question. And what do you do? I started to make up fictitious careers. Blimp pilot, major league pitcher, proctologist (that’s a conversation [...]

By | 2017-07-24T08:37:36+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Photography|Comments Off on Which Camera Should You Buy?

What Can My Headshots Do For You

The Benefits of Professional Portraiture As a professional photographer, it is my job to make you look good.  Having a good headshot in today's market is an essential and important way to separate yourself from your competition.  Headshots are a great way to market yourself.  They give a visual representation for people to view when [...]

By | 2017-07-21T10:12:46+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized, Headshots|Comments Off on What Can My Headshots Do For You

Washington DC Event Photographer | The Glimmerglass Festival

Can you remember a time when you were utterly lost in a performance? So caught up in a song, or entranced by a voice that you felt you had truly experienced the music. Whether provided by a symphony, vocalist, or rock band... Many of us are grateful for these moments. But few take pause to [...]

By | 2017-07-19T12:02:05+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Washington DC Event Photographer | The Glimmerglass Festival

Headshots | Thinking Outside the Box

Headshots Headshots are a great way to give a visual example of who you are and what you do.  If you want to beat your competition, then really stand out with a creative headshot!  Depending on your profession, your headshot can be a little more 'out of the box'. These first impressions truly grab the [...]

By | 2017-07-19T12:00:49+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Photography, portraits, Headshots|Comments Off on Headshots | Thinking Outside the Box

Lifestyle Photography Redefines Re-Branding | Commercial Photography

Does your company website help your future clients to trust the services you offer? Is your website up to date? Is it appealing to the viewer? Lifestyle photography can help with redefining your website and re-branding your company. Lifestyle Photography : Young Dentist Practice We recently spent part of the day with Young Dentist Practice. [...]

By | 2017-07-19T12:00:18+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Photography, Headshots, marketing, website photography, advertising photography|Comments Off on Lifestyle Photography Redefines Re-Branding | Commercial Photography

Lifestyle Photography Redefines Senior Living Community Ads

I truly enjoyed working with Plantation Village Senior Living Community in Wilmington, North Carolina. They are currently working to redesign their website with new lifestyle photography.  It was important to get images of the seniors of the community participating in activities and events that the Retirement Living Community offers.  Websites that continue to rely on [...]

By | 2017-07-19T11:59:47+00:00 July 14th, 2017|marketing, website photography, advertising photography|Comments Off on Lifestyle Photography Redefines Senior Living Community Ads

Portrait Photography | Congressman Jamie Raskin

This portrait photography session was captured simultaneous with the filming of Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin's interview with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).  Each year the AARC interviews several US Congressmen and Senators about their positions on the future and funding of cancer research. Usually the Congressmen or Senator being interviewed has either had [...]

By | 2017-07-12T16:23:39+00:00 July 13th, 2017|portraits, Headshots, Male Headshots|Comments Off on Portrait Photography | Congressman Jamie Raskin

Event Photography for Chefs Best Washington DC

Event Photography Chefs Best Washington DC Another fantastic blow out fundraising event is Chef’s Best with Food and Friends. Food and Friends is a wonderful Washington DC organization that raises money to help those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, or other illnesses that make it difficult for those to nourish their bodies properly.  Doing Event Photography for Chefs [...]

By | 2017-07-06T17:24:35+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Photography, Event Photography|Comments Off on Event Photography for Chefs Best Washington DC

Event Photography for Advocacy Day & Hill Visit Lobbying Day

Event Photography. Advocacy Day & Hill Visit Lobbying Day As an event photographer in the Washington DC area I  photograph a large number of Advocacy Days each year.   There's several different names for what is basically the same thing. Advocacy Day, Fly-in Day, Hill Visit day. Almost all trade associations, health advocacy and non [...]

By | 2017-07-12T16:18:04+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Photography, Event Photography|Comments Off on Event Photography for Advocacy Day & Hill Visit Lobbying Day

Advocacy Day Photography: Pancreatic Cancer Network 2017

Advocacy Day Photography: Pancreatic Cancer Network 2017 The purple people are coming!! Ask any (well most) members of Congress or Hill staffers about the purple people and they’ll say, Pancreatic Cancer Network.  It was such a joy to do Advocacy Day Photography for this awesome organization! As you may already know, we are given the [...]

By | 2017-07-06T16:57:50+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Photography, Press, Event Photography, Conferences|Comments Off on Advocacy Day Photography: Pancreatic Cancer Network 2017

Product Photography Brancale: Helping Entrepreneurs Grow!

Product Photography Brancale: Helping Entrepreneurs Grow! Product Photography. I love helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by photographing their products for promotion on their websites.  I have been working with Ben over the last few years in Washington DC, photographing his new Brancale cycling products.  It has been very exciting to see the growth of [...]

By | 2017-07-06T15:10:14+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Photography, website photography, advertising photography|Comments Off on Product Photography Brancale: Helping Entrepreneurs Grow!

How to Turn Off Sound from Sony A9 – Sony A9 Silent Mode

How to Turn Off Sound from Sony A9 - Sony A9 Silent Mode Oh, the wonderful sound of silence. There is nothing worse than trying to quietly capture the perfect still image during a filming, and then hearing the loud click of your shutter. This makes it seem impossible to work simultaneously with film crews. [...]

By | 2017-07-07T10:35:48+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Photography, Press|Comments Off on How to Turn Off Sound from Sony A9 – Sony A9 Silent Mode

Event Photography at the National Archives in Washington, DC

As a Washington DC event photographer, I always feel so honored to get to experience the array of impressive venues. The National Archives at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC offers a stunning event space. The National Archives is home to the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Public Vaults. When [...]

By | 2017-07-07T14:35:27+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Uncategorized, Photography, Event Photography|Comments Off on Event Photography at the National Archives in Washington, DC

Advocacy Day Photography for ROCH – United Spinal Network

Advocacy Day Photography for ROCH - United Spinal Network I was so excited to be the event photographer for United Spinal's  Advocacy Day ROCH again this year. I find Advocacy Day photography pretty exciting! Hundreds of people gather from all over the USA with a common purpose. It is a truly inspiration two day event in [...]

By | 2017-07-06T17:08:24+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Photography, Event Photography, Conferences|Comments Off on Advocacy Day Photography for ROCH – United Spinal Network

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 | 2017-07-05T09:40:51+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:40:52+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:40:52+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:40:52+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:40:58+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-05T09:40:58+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-05T09:40:59+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:41:00+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Life, musings, marketing|Comments Off on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME – NOT IF YOU’RE ATT

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 | 2017-07-05T09:41:00+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:41:01+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:41:01+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:41:02+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:41:02+00:00 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 | 2016-08-23T14:04:33+00:00 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 | 2017-07-05T09:41:03+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Event Photography|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 | 2017-07-05T09:41:03+00:00 July 11th, 2014|Life, musings, marketing|0 Comments