A client asked the other day, “Do you do black and white business portraits also?” I have only been asked a few times to produce a black and white headshot, or portrait for a client. Years ago, that was the standard. Today, not so much.
In this day and age of digital manipulation, e.g., Photoshop®, converting a color image to B&W is quite easy. All three of the images below, were originally shot in color, and delivered in color. But, you’ll see they are also very compelling as a black and white image.
If you need a quality business headshot or portrait for advertising, the Web, public relations or any other use give me a call at 813.767.4685 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For much more information on my services please visit my website.
When Tyler Tullis, branch manager at Hometown Lendersin Montgomery Alabama, called about updating their business portraits, I was surprised. I had only been in Montgomery for about a week and did not expect business calls so soon. I was also very happy to help him out.
Hometown Lenders wanted to convey in their portraits that friendly, “hometown”, feeling that they strive to deliver to their clients. They wanted people looking for a mortgage to feel at home with their staff. I think we succeeded. All the staff were fun to work with and easy to photograph. Give them a call, 334-647-1900, and see what they can do for your mortgage needs.
I know my last post was about attorney headshots but a substantial portion of my clients are attorneys so I thought I would also highlight another returning client. Lee Pearlman, managing partner in Pearlman, Tetro & Clark law firm contacted me recently. He needed two new associates photographed for his expanding firm.
In addition to headshots for the two new associates, one for the new office manager, and one for a new attorney, they would need a shot of the three attorneys together for their Website graphics. This would also require some fancy Photoshop® work to cut them out from the background so their graphic artist / Webmaster could “drop” them into other images on their site. We got some great images.
I photograph a lot of attorneys during the year. Jeff Aman, of Aman Law Firm, is a returning client. He added two associates to his practice and needed to incorporate them into his imagery for his website and other collateral advertising.
After taking individual headshots, we posed them for a nice group image. This image would be used in print and also on the website. It had to convey professionalism but also show the group as approachable and friendly but also determined. Sometimes that is difficult to achieve but I think we did it very nicely.
Below is the image Jeff chose. It is on their Home Page and appears in their collateral print marketing pieces, as you will see in the 4″x6″ “business card” they use for marketing purposes. (I scanned one of the cards which you will see is just below the original image.)
I was contacted recently by Robert McCann of Samad Kalig Ameriprise Financial Advisors here in Tampa. They needed new business headshots with a consistent look and feel to better present their image to their clients.
I met with the group and could immediately see and feel a closeness, and family atmosphere. Everyone was so open, friendly and happy to be talking with me about enhancing their image for their future clients. They wanted that to be represented in their new photos. They wanted a professional look but a little more informal and open approach. I think we got just what they wanted. I am particularly happy with the group shot. It really conveys a “family” of advisors to assist clients in making financial decisions.
John Marazzi is the owner of Brandon Honda. His previous session with me was just to get a few good headshots and images for his business website, to promote his car dealership in Brandon Florida.
He came to me a few weeks ago with his new rescue dog, Zeus, for another photo session. Zeus is to become the “mascot”, of sorts, for Brandon Honda. John stressed that Zeus will become an integral part of their marketing, so we had to work him into some formal and casual images.
Here are just two images from the shoot. Zeus is a rescue dog and could not have found a better home than Brandon Honda and John! To schedule your own photo session contact Rick at rlpTampa@gmail.com. For more images and information about Rick’s photography, please go to www.RickLewisPhotography.com.
One of my past clients, Jolanda Nel, an accomplished opera singer, contacted me recently and asked me to photograph her new singing group for marketing and public relations material. She wanted it done on-location. I jumped at the chance!
Below you will see a few of the images we took. The group, Jolanda Nel, Clint Shepherd, Lisa King, and Chris Romeo, will be performing at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in mid-September. Take a look at their Facebook page, HERE, for information on the performance. All I can say is, “Break a leg”! For information about Rick Lewis Photography, please email me at: rlpTampa@gmail.com.
Much has been said about making a good first impression. It has never been more true today. The economy and job market the way it is today, one needs every advantage to land that new job or new account.
That is why I recommend and have available a professional make up artist for all my photo sessions, either in the studio or on-location. Lindsay MacConnell can be booked for any photo shoot whether it is for just a headshot or for updating website images involving your staff.
The two images you see below are recent headshots that Lindsay assisted on. Take a good look at how beautiful the skin tones are. Look at how even the color is and how gentle the color transition is. This, in part, makes for great headshots.
Executive portraits are usually thought of as the standard head shot against a neutral background. These types of portraits certainly have their place, as you will see in the first photograph of Linda McKinnon, CEO of Central Florida Behavioral Health Network. She needed a very traditional, conservative, portrait made for public relations purposes for her company.
However, Azuree Ashby did not want something traditional for her headshot. She is just getting her CPA practice off the ground and wanted something a little more edgy that reflects her personality. You will see in the second photograph we broke a few rules but created a very professional “look” for her.
Dr. Emily Lazarou of La Coop P.A. needed to update her website images. She was looking for business portraits in her working environment that would show her in her natural surroundings at the office. She wanted something that did not convey “clinical” to her prospective clients.
What ever your needs are for corporate, business, or executive photography are, Rick Lewis Photography can help. I work very hard to make sure my clients are 100% satisfied with the “look” they need to achieve their public relations goals.