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Category: commercial portrait photography

When is it time for a new profile picture?

“When is it time for a new profile picture Martin?”  I was asked this very question last week when chatting with a client.  Of course, I missed a trick.  I should have said, “now” shouldn’t I?  It’s for reasons like this that my bank manager despairs of me. But, flippancy aside, what’s the answer?  As…
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The headshot photo | Always different, always the same

I had to change my car recently, and it’s been an interesting exercise choosing a new one.  All cars are basically the same aren’t they?  They all have a steering wheel, seats, a dashboard.  You turn the key, put it in gear and drive off.  They do the same job – get you from A…
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Professional headshots

Professional headshots are something that I’ve shot an awful lot of in the past …. and something I think I’ll be shooting an awful lot more of now that lockdown restrictions are easing and business is slowly resuming.  Let me explain why. During the lockdown period a lot of things have changed in business.  Many…
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headshots of young staff members

Headshots to suit your particular style | Bend the rules to suit you

I’ve spent years honing the way I shoot headshots, and now have a straightforward approach that works for most businesses and almost all locations.  It’s a simple and replicable formula that I’ve created, that doesn’t take long to set up, works to show off people at their best and provides crisp, clean photos.  Some good…
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Headshots | Backgrounds and colours matter

What do we mean by a headshot?  After all, it’s a term that wasn’t widely used until just a few years ago.  It refers to a portrait of a person, with the emphasis on the face and little else.  In other words, it’s a shot that shows you what the subject looks like.  In the…
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