Photo Tips

I hope you enjoy the articles, lists and tips I have shared here.  The never posts will be to the top of the list.  If there’s other tips you’d like to see send me a message using the contact section below.

Finding your own style:

Great style is all about self-expression, so the easiest way to look and feel fabulous

is by simply being yourself. Sometimes, being authentic is easier said than done.  

Bianca Alexander

6 Rules for Developing an Authentic Sense of Style
Keep It Simple. Style doesn’t have to be complicated. …
Don’t Fight Mother Nature. Learn to go with the flow of what God gave you. …
Wear Your Colors. Like most little girls, I grew up wanting to be a princess. …
Keep it Real. …
Be Courageous. …
Have Fun With It.
How to Develop Your Sense of Style
Lawrence Kerr Photography The Vue-0255

10 Things to consider before you update your headshots or profile pics.

When planning on updating your headshot or profile picture there are a few things to consider.  Here are 10 ‘rules’ or tips you should consider to get the most out of your investment:

  1. Keep your image up to date.  I am sure it was a nice picture, but if your profile image is more than two years old chances are you have changed and don’t look like that anymore.
  2. Make sure the image aligns with your brand values.  Whether you are a business or not, YES, we ALL have a brand and the images we post should align with our values.  A selfie of you at the local bar probably isn’t the best choice.
  3. Your face should be at least 50 % of the image.  This helps when you use the pic in various sites that limit the size of the thumbnail.  For example, picture of you standing against a wall is impossible to make out on Instagram as it can’t be enlarged.
  4. Avoid trendy clothes.  That is unless fashion is your thing and you plan to update your image often. If you are the latter. You are a Unicorn and a dream client. However, if you plan to use the image for a longer period of time keep it simple.
  5. Avoid busy or distracting backgrounds. Busy backgrounds take away from the subject and that is counter productive.
  6. Know your audience. Who is the intended audience?  Who do you want to attract? Get to know them a bit .
  7. Let your personality show.  This may the be first contact your have with them and if it isn’t good, the last time you actually interact with potential contacts or clients. Give them a taste of what they are in-store for.
  8. Practice makes perfect.  Some of us don’t like to smile and some just don’t know how to.  Spend some me time in the mirror and practice your smile. Don’t say “Cheese” it really doesn’t produce an authentic looking smile.   For a more subtle smile try saying “hi”. Less teeth, but still inviting. If not, tell your photographer.  We have tricks for people like you.
  9. This probably should be number 2, if I  tried to put these in order. Use the same image  across ALL of your professional/business social media. It will foster recognition and that helps in an increasingly crowded social media space.
  10.  Use a professional photographer.  I do. See sample above. Ok, yeah it’s selfie.  Corny, maybe, but it’s what I do so … Seriously, ap pro should guide you through the process, give you tips for your face/body type and suggestions on how to best use the images for maximum results. 

 

 

HAVE A PICTURE PERFECT DAY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.

LawrenceKerrMedia.com

 

Hope this helps make sense of what to consider when taking the headshot of your life.  Interested in discussing how I can help you with your personal/or professional brand let’s talk. Fill out the form below.
LawrenceKerrPhotography.  Headshots That CONNECT.

HAVE A PICTURE PERFECT DAY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.

LawrenceKerrPhotography.com

 

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