Corporate Headshots for Pippa

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Recently I got hired by the awesome folks at Pippa to create headshots for their founder and team. Pippa's online platform allows for users to create and share podcasts easily and quickly. Since they're a more tech-based company, I wanted to create images that reflected that vibe instead of the traditional corporate headshot with suit and tie. JJ Abrams' take on Star Trek immediately came to mind with the blueish lighting. Years of watching sci-fi and attending tech conventions has me think the color blue when it comes to technology.

For the main headshot of the founder, I used more traditional coloring since his headshot will be used in a different manner. But I was giving a bit more creative leeway for the candid shots of the team.

I wanted to aim for something similar to Abram's Star Trek look that reflect the high-tech nature of Pippa's platform. Beyond the lighting aspects, the goal was also to capture the essence of the Pippa team. Fun, competent, and focused where the ideas I had in my head. I think these images accomplish just that.

Fun note, we only had about 10 minutes to shoot in the space we were using. With a bit of quick thinking, we were able to capture what we were going for. "When life throws you lemons..." as they say!

Our New Studio Location!

It's been a rocking summer so far and today I'm proud to announce our new studio location over at The 9 Studios at 9 Bleecker St. here in SoHo. We wanted to make a change in order to provide our clients with the absolute best environment for creating their headshots. I chose The 9 due to it's proxmity to many of my favorite outdoor locations as well as variety of space options for indoor sessions. There are several indoor options as well as rooftop and fire escape access. I think it'll allow for some pretty amazing shots, especially for my actor clients!

Since the space is open 24/7 it will also allow us to extend session times to 7PM as well as offer weekend sessions! Woot woot!

If interested in booking a session, check out our rates page and when you're ready to book reach us through the contact page.

Here's to our new space and the continuation of our photographic journey! Onward and upward!

Actor Headshots: Parrish Salyers

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Stunning image from a recent session I did with actor Parrish Salyers. He came all the way from out of state for a session while he's doing an awesome internship for the summer. We had a fun time during this shoot, doing both studio and outdoor options. This one was one of my favorites from the session. Love the colors, location, and his expression really completes it. As I often tell my actor clients, "The eyes have it!", and Parrish nailed it for this shot. 

Look out for him!

Actors: Where should you get your headshots printed?

This is a question I get asked quite often. In my experience, the absolute best place to have your headshots printed is Reproductions, especially for my New York Headshot clients. Located in Midtown, Reproductions provides printing, retouching, and even demo reel services. When it comes to printing you can't discredit the use of a professional lab to handle your work. For headshots this is vitally important as the print you hand a casting director can often make or break your first impression. No point in spending hundreds of dollars on those awesome headshots, only to skimp out on getting quality prints done.

A low quality print will often have muddy, washed out colors and printed on a flimsy paper stock. A high-quality print, on the other hand, has vibrant colors, rich shadow areas, and feels solid on a high-quality paper stock. Reproductions does this and more. In addition to printing, they can also handle the layout and cropping of your image which includes putting your name on your headshot. If you'd like your resume on the back of your headshot, they offer an option for that as well. Whatever print related needs you have they have you covered and the customer service is top notch. Trust me, I've worked with several labs in the city over the years and they are by far the best for printing headshots.

Check our their website, www.reproductions.com, to get pricing and additional info regarding this friendly and Professional(with a capital P) print lab.

How Many Looks Do I Need?

So you're in the market for professional headshots in NYC? You've taken a look at samples of my actor headshots or corporate headshots and you're about ready to book your session. But how many looks do you need? Well, it depends on what your focus is and where you are currently in your career. Both my actor and business clients have very specific needs and I always look to cater sessions to fit their unique needs. Deciding on the number of looks beforehand will ensure you're getting the most out of your shoot.

How many looks does an actor need?
For actors, two Looks is what I consider the absolute minimal for professional headshots in NYC. Actors need to showcase their versatility(or type) and are often going out for a variety of roles. It helps if you have two headshots to choose from when you get ready to send your headshot out or attend a casting. Depending on the role you're going out for, one of your headshots may serve you better than the other. If you only have one, you'll be extremely limited. I want you to succeed, so two looks is what I'd recommend as an absolute minimum.

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