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Tag: 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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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 – more powerful than you might think

We’re sociable creatures these days aren’t we?  We have profiles on Linkedin purely for business, accounts on other social media platforms for both business and our personal lives.  Our websites aren’t complete without an ‘About Me’ page.  In the past few years, doing business has become much more about getting to know the person you…
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