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Professional Headshots in Atlanta

A professional headshot is a small investment that reaps big rewards. There are many reasons to have a professional headshot done. First of all, one will get noticed, as first impressions do count. Second, a headshot can be used for many purposes such as:

  • social media, especially LinkedIn
  • websites
  • business cards
  • brochures
  • dating websites
  • model portfolio
  • actor portfolio
  • resumes
  • prints
  • a gift for a significant other

In a recent LinkedIn blog

the following tip was given: Your profile picture can be one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn presence. Our research shows that just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others. Typically, we’d recommend having a professional photographer take your headshot. A professional will make sure the lighting is flattering and that you are putting your best foot (or rather face) forward. On average, this will cost you between $200-$400. You can read more about this blog here.

Atlanta is a hot bed of activity with its new movie industry sweeping the state.

My daughter and one of her friends recently got parts in a popular TV show and a movie by sending their headshots to the film company. A headshot and a full body shot is usually required for the film industry. Selfies generally do not make the cut. A properly lit and casually-posed photo are required to get a foot in the door. Even to work as an extra or a stand-in requires a professional headshot. The movie industry in Atlanta is rocking and is always looking for extras. To look for work in this industry, check out this website.

A recent discovery has been the significance of a professional portrait on dating websites.

Just for fun, I checked out one recently and found almost 90% of the photos were poorly done: under-exposed, distracting backgrounds and poorly posed. A professional portrait increased the number of winks by almost four times. It is important to have a powerful first impression when looking for a new love, and a professional portrait will certainly be a good first step.

Lightscapes Portrait Studio, located in Duluth, Georgia, has been in business for 21 years.

We specialize in headshots for business, models, actors, dating websites and more. We strive to make every client feel relaxed as soon as they enter our studio. We are unique because we have a brick and mortar studio with dozens of backdrops and looks waiting for you. We also have the Eyelighter, a special tool to enhance and add a sparkle to the eyes. We are open Tues – Friday from 10-6 and host a “Headshot Happy Hour” every other week or so on a weekday from 5-7. Our next one is Wednesday June 28 from 5-7. Headshots are discounted 25% during this time.

For more information on Lightscapes Portrait Studio – The Atlanta Headshot Photographer – visit our website.

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Beautiful Outdoor Glamour Shots

The wonders of a simple new invention from Westcott Lighting – a new Shoot Through Reflector called the Omega. I saw an advertisement for this new reflector and thought I would give it a try.  It is so simple to use and creates amazing glamour shots both inside and outside. The reflector has a large opening in the middle, so the photographer can shoot through it to photograph a model.

The reflector has four reflective surfaces: white, gold, silver and black. Each one gives a slightly different look. The key is to use a natural or artificial source of light behind the subject to create a hair light and a light to bounce off the reflector. The result is a beautiful catch-light in the model’s eyes and beautiful outdoor glamour shots.

As you can see from the illustration on the left, the photographer is using the silver side. A simple off camera flash unit is behind the subject to create the hair light and the reflected light.

It took me a few days to get the hang of using this reflector. Lucky for me, I had a very patient model, Spencer, who is pictured below.

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