It’s been a busy summer and we’ve been behind on blog updates so please forgive! 🙂
Over two separate evening shoots, we had the privilege of meeting and photographing all of the Wake Radiology physicians and some of their administrative staff. Despite the size of this project, the process was smooth and efficient because of our up front planning and coordination with Wake’s marketing director Amy Woolard. Amy was fantastic to work with and we partnered with her to create a full suite of updated images to use for all of their marketing projects. There were 6 poses of each physician for a total of roughly 300 final images. The images included a left, right and center facing view in lab coats and in business suits. We edited and retouched all the images and extracted the subjects from the original green screen background so they could use the images in any type of marketing campaign they came up with the in future.
It was such a pleasure working so closely with Amy to plan the shoot. So fun meeting the many people that are the backbone of this great organization as well. Thanks to Wake Radiology, the doctors, staff and especially Amy, for turning a major project into a cake walk. Below are Amy’s comments & feedback in her own words and a few of the final extracted images.
“Working with Charlie Dickens on our corporate photography has been fantastic experience. He worked closely with me to get 50+ physicians photographed over a 2 day period and it went off without a hitch. He was in close contact leading up to the event and we talked through everything from usage to backdrops, positions to Photoshop editing which ensured that he was capturing exactly what we wanted. Charlie’s calm and friendly demeanor put the physicians at ease allowing him to capture relaxed natural smiles. None of the photos we were provided look fake or forced. Thanks Charlie for turning a daunting task into a cake walk”. Amy Woolard – Marketing Manager – Wake Radiology – Raleigh, NC
Dr. William Porter, retired professor and local author, came back for his second photo session recently to promote his new book release! Congratulations to Dr. Porter on this most recent accomplishment! The photo session was a pleasure as always, catching up on his new endeavors and all the while getting some great pictures to market his new book! Check out these great photos and his website if you want more information on his books. http://www.williamporterlife.com/
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We had a client come in recently who needed some specific looks for her national corporate training website. She needed images for her website showing her presenting and a regular head shot. We shot everything on a white background so the subject could be extracted easily by the graphics design person working on the clients web site. We’re only showing the white background images here, except for the head shot, because we don’t have the final composite images. At the clients request, we did include one of our digital composite backgrounds for the head shot because she liked our background options so much. The head shot was fairly simple, but the presentation images were a little challenging because you always want the subject to look natural and engaged, like they’re really presenting to an audience. So how do you achieve that in a studio setting? Well, we picked a topic with input from the client and had her talk to my assistant about it. It also helps when your client is a really polished presenter and already knows what to do with hands and facial expressions. 🙂 The hardest part is finding the right angle at which the subject looks the best and looks naturally engaged, so the images doesn’t look staged. We did have to try both sides of the camera and some different angles, but that’s the key to success, you use your skills and talent to set up the shot that you think will look the best and then you review, adjust and fine tune until it looks great! Fun shoot, the client really loved the images and I learned all about the Netflix documentary “Happy”. 🙂
I had the pleasure of working with and creating a professional head shot for a new real estate agent recently. Leigh Ann is transitioning into her new career as a residential real estate agent in the Raleigh area and had just recently passed the real estate exam. She was super excited about her new career and wanted to make a great impression with potential clients with a professional image on her business card and the website. We worked with her to choose the right background and outfit that would work well with the company business card color scheme and other places it would be used. I love working with real estate agents and being a small part of helping get their new careers off on the right foot!
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Head shot(s) of the day! Loved helping Liz find just the right look for her business head shots to promote her speaking and training engagements. She especially liked the black and white versions so that’s what we’ll showcase here!
We’re running a great special on head shots to kick off the year. The first of the year is a great time to update or get a professional head shot for Linkedin, your business cards, website etc. We photograph lots of head shots around this time, so if you need a head shot, make sure you take advantage of this great deal.
A few selections from a recent business head shot session with a client. I love being able to provide my clients with great looking professional images for Linkedin, websites, business cards, or wherever they have a need for professional images. Professional business head shots has become one of top specialty areas over the last few years. Call us if you need professional images! (919) 850-0492
I recently had a former student from one of my photography classes contact me about creating a professional business head shot for her. She was finalizing her real estate agent training and needed a professional image to use for social media, real estate web sites, and for her business cards. We looked at the colors on the company card, talked about the look she wanted, and designed a head shot image with a modern hi key background that would work perfectly on her business card. I love working with clients to design just the right look to help them present a nice polished professional image to their target audience.
Great session yesterday in the studio with the Rich Commercial Realty team. We photographed hi key (brighter background) images to match some images already on their website and in keeping with the clean, crisp, modern look that looks and works great for real estate head shots. They were all thrilled with the look and results and I really enjoyed working with all of them. If you ever need buyers representation for commercial space, I highly recommend them! Michelle owns the company, is super personable and has been in business for well over two decades.
A recent session with Maria Copp of MPX First Data. She is a trusted colleague that I would highly recommend for credit card processing services. She is all about the relationship and adding value to her clients’ businesses. As we talked during the session, I quickly found out how little I know and how knowledgeable Maria is in her field. Great session, another satisfied client and a polished, updated professional image for Maria that will serve her well for the next few years!