A Show of Hands

Most headshots live up to their name—tight portraits cropped closely around the head and shoulders. Small image sizes on most websites and social media dictate that portraits need to be pretty tight just to get a good view of the face. Recently, I have been doing some portraits that are a bit wider. This is […]

Holiday Cheer

Fall is upon us, and the holidays are fast approaching. For my corporate clients, that means holiday parties. Many of the same companies that hire me to make portraits of their executives and staff, bring me in again during the holiday season to photograph their big annual party. Holiday parties are a treat to photograph, […]

Stepping in to the Ring

I recently got a call from the Marketing Director at a small start-up in headquartered in Berkeley. She needed headshots of their whole team for the website, and wanted relaxed and candid posing, with a more “punchy” look than the standard corporate headshot, reflecting their young and dynamic company culture. After a short phone conversation […]

Getting Outside the Studio

“Variety is the spice of life.” – William Cower The majority of my corporate headshot clientele want their photography done indoors with a studio set-up—and with good reason. Studio lighting and background is the most easily controlled, the most versatile, the most consistent from shot to shot, and is repeatable months and years later and […]

The Actor

I recently met a fellow improvisor, who is also an aspiring stage and film actor. (He also has a PhD in Applied Physics, so the guy’s talents are diversified!) I photographed him for my Improvisors project, and afterward he asked me to do some actor headshots for him sometime. I hadn’t done many actor portraits […]

The People Behind Ask.com

Last Fall, I was asked to photograph the executive team at Ask.com in Oakland. The company was doing a complete redesign of the corporate information page on its website, and high on the priority list were portraits of the leadership team. The folks at Ask were great to work with (I first wrote about the […]

The Doctor Is In

My good friend Vanessa is the office manager at a medical practice in Berkeley. A while back, she and her colleagues were nice enough to host an exhibition of my portraits in their very nice office. Recently, she called me because the medical practice was updating its website, and they needed a good group portrait […]

Ask

Last week I had the opportunity to meet and photograph the executive team at Ask.com in Oakland, California. The popular search site and parent company of Dictionary.com is in the process of updating its corporate information webpage and executive profiles, which currently don’t include portraits. Back in early August, I was referred to a Senior […]

Food, Shelter, Clothing…Headshot

A quality headshot has become an essential component of a business professional’s toolkit. LinkedIn and Facebook profiles are as informative to employers as a resume, and they are often the real first impression that an applicant makes, before the interview itself. And whether employers admit it or not, the profile photo that sits front and […]

26 VIPs and an Elevator

I have had the pleasure of working with Walmart eCommerce on a few occasions. Their photo production team is great, and they have a fantastic facility. In July, I was asked to photograph an event at the headquarters building. A Chinese diplomatic delegation was to visit and meet with the CEO and other executives at […]