Monday, March 21, 2011

"HEAD SHOTS" You don't have one? REALLY?

People ask me all the time,  "Do I really need a headshot?" 

We live in a time where making an impression is essential to getting a job, connecting with new clients, standing out to College Admissions boards, your marketing approach and getting more followers on your blog.  Gone are the days where the only people with head shots are actors & models hoping to be the next big star on Hollywood boulevard!  I think everyone needs a good head shot to be more successful & marketable today.
 This are all types of head shots depending on your industry and focus.  The Debra Snell Photography clients that you see here represent a wide variety of  professions. They are Accountants, Authors, Teachers, Insurance Agents, Singers, Actors, Doctors and Students.  In my opinion the perfect head shot is one that really represents you, not some unrealistic version of you. An image that shows your personality and just how approachable you are.

 They can be taken inside or outside with natural lightening or lights.  Just make sure that what you are wearing isn't taking away from your face.  Know if you want to look more corporate or more naturally approachable. Know your best colors, people with blue or green eyes usually look better with those colors, because it makes their eyes pop.

So if you don't have a head shot, start thinking about taking one.  Pick a photographer that you feel comfortable with and search prices.  Using some old picture, like people often do on internet dating sites, is NOT the best way to go.  Embrace who you are today and look the best you can.  Good Luck !

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tamy Vo~ Exploring The Emotions of Life

 Tamy Vo is a world traveler at the young age of 21. Her beauty goes so far beyond the surface.  Her emotions and eclectic style, make the fabric of who she is like a memorizing quilt. We've been planning this photo shoot for sometime, but only now did our schedules connect.  I wanted to show how diverse she is and Tamy wanted to try everything.  
 Using the abandoned train track as our backdrop, we were watched by people living in the bushes  a few feet away. A few guys came out to see  what we were doing.  Of course they were taken by Tamy's radiance. 

We chatted with them and then went about the shoot. 

 Tamy was a real trooper, our wardrobe changes were in my carefully covered car. 
( Reminds me of when I was a child model)

 Tamy said her favorite part of the shoot was the edgy black leather and big hair imagery. (Of course I had to take a tumble at the end of that series. ouch )  A great image often shows raw emotion.  A photo that draws you in as you wonder what the person was thinking.  Tamy reached inside and revealed  a part of her heart on this day. Something Debra Snell Photography won't soon forget.
 Thank you for trusting me Tamy!  We ended the shoot in the studio, where Tamy evolved into a cover model sensation.  
 Strikingly glamorous close-ups an amazing contrast to her previous looks in our day. 
 It was an honor and pleasure to capture so many sides of you Tamy.