I’ve been told I look a little like Meryl Streep (the phenomenal Academy Award winning American actress). Someone mentioned it again the other day so I threw these composite photos together just for a laugh. What fun!
When It Comes To Professional Portfolio Pictures
– I’m Lucky!
I’m so glad to have camera gear all set up to take random photos whenever I’m in the mood. While selfies are great for Facebook our acting agent demands professional quality pictures. I’m not a fan of going to a studio and trying to have a range of shots taken in one sitting though. It’s too hard to get those genuine changes of mood that reflect versatility in a portfolio.
For clients, I like to take a variety of simple head shots, theatrical shots, side shots, full body shots, smiling, serious and pulling different faces, moving shots, looking into the camera and away from the camera, indoor and outdoor shots, action shots, business pictures, casually dressed photos and a broad range of styles, clothing, hair, make-up and with no make-up too. These can best be done at different times of the day and night and when you’re in a generally happy mood.
“How you REALLY feel on the inside, always shows up somewhere on the outside!” ~ ER
HOW IT ALL STARTED – I love photography so much, when I didn’t have a client I’d take photos of the garden, my daughter, the cat and eventually myself. You can sometimes see the evidence of a remote shutter switch tucked neatly into one of my hands.
Because I like to be a bit different, I began to get creative with how I compiled them all together, and would have to say that the signature pieces of my work are my composite portfolio pictures. One of my online albums has actually been used as an example for a professional modeling portfolio – a nice compliment.
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY – I’m just going through a few of my favourite shots to add to this resume website. I never really have a plan, but sometimes I’ll notice something about an image that just takes my fancy in the moment, so I throw them into PhotoShop to see what my inspired creativity produces.
It’s usually done fairly quickly. I find that if it starts to feel like a struggle, the results won’t be very good either.
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“I never work hard at anything. If it’s fun, I feel like I’ve been paid before I’ve even begun.” ~ ER