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Your new headshot | The first step to a great profile

Last Monday I took part in a most amazing event.  In response to the collapse of Thomas  Cook, some of the businesses here in Altrincham got together to put on a day of support activities to try to help the people who’d been left without jobs (being close to Manchester airport, there are a lot…
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Achieving consistency with headshots | How to look like the team you are

Sometimes you want everything to look the same. You spend a lot of time, energy and money on getting your brand and its values across.  One of the most important aspects, especially if you’re a big company, is that you’re a team, all pulling in the same direction.  Unfortunately, making everything look the same –…
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Portrait photography and subtle nuances

Portraits and portrait photography seems such a simple thing doesn’t it?  They’re just photos of people, after all.  Of course, when you dig a little deeper, things become more complicated. I shot these images for a health company earlier this year.  I was invited to visit them to shoot, principally, a magazine cover image; of…
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Gazelle industries | Flexibility in business

What’s a gazelle industry, I hear you ask?  Well, there are actually a couple of definitions, but the one that I’m about to use is one I heard at a business event a few years.  The speaker categorised two kinds of businesses – gazelles and elephants.  Elephant businesses are large, powerful and slow moving.  Gazelles…
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Profile pictures | The eyes have it

Imagine you’re at a networking event and you’re introduced to somebody you’ve never met before. You smile and say hello, stretch out your arm to shake hands … they look you in the eye, you shake hands firmly and you’ve both made a good first impression. The opposite’s true too, of course. The stranger who…
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