You are photogenic!

You are photogenic!

“I’m not photogenic” must be the most frequent thing that I hear from my clients. Let me tell you one thing: it’s not true. Anybody can be “photogenic” (whatever that means) if properly coached. The role of a portrait photographer is to guide you. Anybody can buy a...

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Makeup for headshots

Makeup for headshots

The need of makeup for headshots How important is to have professional hair styling and makeup for your headshots? A lot. In fact, it is such a crucial element that I now have it included in all my photoshoot, from the custom Personal Branding session to the simplest...

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2nd LinkedIn Local – Charleston SC

2nd LinkedIn Local – Charleston SC

Connecting Humans That's what happened on October 24th at the 2nd "LinkedIn Local" gathering in Charleston, SC. We connected. LinkedIn Local is a new way for business professionals to join forces. It uses the power of social media to connect people in real life, with...

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It’s not about being immodest

It’s not about being immodest

Many people in business don't like to be in the public eye. They are private persons who don't want to shine a light on them. They prefer to keep the business, the company, the service in the foreground. This sentiment is understandable and laudable but it's also...

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55% Of Your Online Reputation Rides On Your Headshot

55% Of Your Online Reputation Rides On Your Headshot

As surprising as it might seem, the headline of this article is dead-on accurate. Cindy Grosso, the founder of the Charleston School Of Protocol, is a an expert in professionalism. She appeared on CNN, Oprah, CBS, and many other networks. She regularly talks at...

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HEADSHOT TIP OF THE WEEK: have multiple portraits

HEADSHOT TIP OF THE WEEK: have multiple portraits

Is there a single version of you? Are you monodimensional? Of course not! People want to know you and they want variety. That's why it's important to develop a personal brand. Most business people fail at the most crucial activity: marketing. That's why most...

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Headshot tip of the week: avoid the high angle

There is a language of camera positioning. If the camera looks down on you it diminishes you, it make you look small.  If the camera is low and looks up to you, it makes you look important. It’s that simple. Worse, forcing you to look up to the camera makes you look...

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Headshot tip of the week: be authentic

Headshot tip of the week: be authentic

Everybody will tell you that you need to look approachable, you need to be smiling in your headshot. You don't. If your smile is not authentic it will look false and it will be a turn off. People will not trust it. It's better to be seriously authentic than smiling...

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