How a Simple Change Can Make All The Difference When You Are In Front Of The Camera
As a headshot specialist, it is my job to help you craft the most stylish, refined look(s), in order to present you in the most polished, professional manner. I take full responsibility for every detail of the image. Whether your shirt has a wrinkle in it, you are sporting some unwanted lint, or your tie knot looks off-kilter, it is up to me to ensure that that everything is just right.
The little things make a huge impact on presentation.
In the culinary arts, it is said that a diner eats with their eyes first. The same can be said of a potential client or casting director. When they view your professional headshot or profile image, they are making a judgement about you, your character, personality and suitability. They are assessing whether you can get the job done for them.
Can you satisfy their appetite for a professional in that particular field?
Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph Scott, a student at USC, studying finance. Scott is an ambitious and polished young man. I enjoyed speaking with him about his plans for the future, and his desire to take on Wall Street. This is an all too familiar story for me, since I am a former Wall Street guy.
Scott was easily coachable, but my biggest peeve was with his tie. It was a nice tie, but the knot was unrefined and didn't do him justice. I couldn't let this young fellow take on the world with his tie looking weird. I had no choice but to hook this young man up with a fresh tie knot. I took his tie from around his neck, tied a Double Windsor knot, and put it back around his neck. Here is a before and after. Check out that tie! All set for World Domination! Now, he can run with the movers and shakers of Wall Street!
Whether for actor headshots or business portraits, I take the same approach. I want you to look cool, feel great, and present well. Clothing and styling is just as important as a great expression.
Are you personally invested in your image?
Have you ever come across a tie issue like Scott did, and didn’t realize it until AFTER the photos were delivered to you? Please share your story in the comment section below
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