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Confessions of a Suffolk Photographer – Selecting your head-shot

How to Select your head-shot You’ve taken the advice and booked your photo head-shot session for your LinkedIn profile and website ‘meet the team’ page.  You’ve received a selection of head-shot images to choose from.  So how do you go about choosing the right one?  We have put together 10 top tips to help you select the best head-shot.   The attractive image Try to resist graduating towards the image that you think is the most attractive.  Consider other important areas such as trust, confidence and approachability. Images that stand out from the crowd Choose the images that jump out... Read more...

Confessions of a Suffolk Photographer – Preparing for your Head-Shot

When a potential client (or competitor) sees your business portrait online, they may make assumptions based on what’s in front of them. And that includes reading details into your body language and facial expression. The aim of a professional business portrait or head-shot is to make you look professional, friendly, approachable and trustworthy. Is your business portrait doing that? Here are 10 top tips to help you get prepared for your head-shot 1. Posture As we mentioned in our intro, when a potential client sees your business portrait online, they will make assumptions based on what’s in front of... Read more...

Confessions of a Suffolk Photographer – Website Security

  In light of recent news this week regarding the 1 billion yahoo user accounts that may have been effected by hackers, we invited Abbie Thoms from Polyspiral to give her Ten Top tips on website security.  Abbie is passionate about this subject and has given many presentations over the last few months.  Take a moment to read through her advice and keep your websites safe this Christmas! Top 10 Tips – website security 1  Whether it’s Drupal or WordPress, never have Admin as your username for the backend of your website. It’s easy to guess, so make it... Read more...

Confessions of a Suffolk Photographer – Wedding photography lighting

One way of setting the mood for your wedding can be achieved through your choice of lighting.  From twinkling string lights and candles to beautiful soft glow table lamps, the right lighting  carries out your wedding style and creates a wonderful ambiance. Illumination is everything when it comes to photographing the perfect image and the options are endless when it comes to perfecting and customizing that special picture quality.  To gain a better understanding of how photographers use different types of lighting for particular situations take a look at how we have created the images below using the different light... Read more...

Confessions of a Suffolk Photographer – Defining your wedding photography style

Wedding photography styles that work best often can’t be defined as one genre but a combination of traditional, documentary and artistic.   When looking through wedding pictures ask yourself why you might prefer one style of photography to another?  Does the image tell a story, does it capture the moment, what will you do with your pictures after the wedding?  Do you want portraits to hang on walls and print on postcards, together with a chronicle of all major events of the day plus a few more formal group poses? You only need to figure out what memories you... Read more...
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