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The Benefits of Animation

Should I Bother with Animation? What are the benefits of animation? It’s a good question. There are a lot of reasons why you wouldn’t want to bother. The, costs, the ideas, the execution, to name a few, yet we’re told that you need video and animation these days as people don’t engage anything like [...]

By |2020-10-05T16:17:31+01:00October 5th, 2020|LinkedIn|

Top Ten Tips for Nailing your Headshots

Headshot Tips Read on for my top ten Headshot Tips to get amazing profile pictures 1. Simple Composition Obvious one to start with, but make sure it's just you in the picture and make it of your head! This also makes it clear that you have gone to some trouble and not just pulled [...]

By |2020-08-25T13:07:55+01:00August 24th, 2020|Headshots|

Have you Tried a Video Background?

I must admit, before trying animated virtual backgrounds, I thought these were going to be a right faff, but guess what, they are so simple to load up, just as easy as putting up a photo background. I posted an article on this recently, covering how to load the backgrounds and a few watch [...]

By |2020-08-11T10:39:00+01:00June 8th, 2020|Virtual Backgrounds|

Who Loves a Virtual Background?

A Virtual Background is definitely a thing now, and certainly was hardly known at all just a few short months ago. Yet here we are in a brave new world, and loving (or hating) these things. If you are a lover of them, then read on. Here’s a Q&A guide to getting them in [...]

By |2020-05-26T17:09:39+01:00May 26th, 2020|Virtual Backgrounds|

And then the colour drained from my face

So, in the last of this series (and to be honest this one is a little late in appearing), I’m going to take a brief look at colour, or to be precise lack thereof and share some information about black and white conversion. In my other posts on headshots, I have talked about many [...]

By |2020-05-26T17:09:08+01:00May 19th, 2020|Headshots|

Get That Job

Headshots 106 – Get the Job When it comes to standing out from the crowd, and let’s face it, it’s a pretty big crowd, sometimes it’s the little things that can make the difference, like getting your headshots right. In getting your Headshots right, you want to make sure that the person looking at [...]

By |2020-01-30T15:49:12+00:00January 30th, 2020|Headshots|

Did you Stop and Look?

How you can stand out more with your profile picture? Use Positive Headshot Lighting In previous articles, I’ve covered the basics, of light and position, looked at where to position the camera and what lens to use. In this article we look at Headshot Lighting.  It’s more about creating a look, to help you stand [...]

By |2020-08-24T11:57:24+01:00December 23rd, 2019|Headshots|

My nose is too big!

Lens for Portraits – my nose is too big! With lighting sorted and a relaxed subject, we’re a long way down the road but we’re still not done. This time, we’ll look at the camera, where we put it and what we can put on it. It always surprises me what big a big [...]

By |2020-08-11T11:01:56+01:00July 26th, 2019|Headshots|

Is it Good to Smile?

Portrait Expression So, if you really want to make your profile images stand out, then it’s time to add in a couple of tricks to help you along the way. In previous blogs, I’ve looked at basic composition, backgrounds and simple lighting techniques to get you towards that perfect profile shot. Now it's time [...]

By |2020-08-11T11:15:23+01:00May 22nd, 2019|Headshots|

Commercial Headshots 102

Splash the Flash If you saw my earlier Blog on Commercial Headshots, “Headshots 101”, you will recall that it covered Basic Composition and key things to consider when using light at home or in the office. It was really focused on helping you to grab basic images with basic equipment so that you could [...]

By |2020-08-11T11:24:57+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Headshots|
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