How do I work?
Looks, market sense goals, backgrounds, lighting, style, agent/manager request and wardrobe selection are figured out before the shoot and I stay open to spontaneous possibilities during the shoot.
I shoot with variety of lighting options to best capture the unique selling points of each look.
Images are reviewed and processed during the shoot to check the progress and make adjustments if needed.
I shoot headshots in studio with mainly flash and sometimes natural light, rarely shoot outside but if it can make the shot will do.
I prefer the control and versatility of flash lighting and light modifiers.
I believe in avoiding distracting backgrounds I use some even textures, solid complimentary colors or neutral tones in background.
My style ranges from common formula commercial to high end beauty and editorial portraiture.
Wardrobe options are very important, avoid wrinkles and please bring on hangers. I have a steamer.
Consult with reps on specific looks bring several options for each and bring items that you like for yourself.
Know what you are selling be specific including hair changes, dress the part.
If its period research the hair and wardrobe for that period.
If its a general editorial then just bring what you like.
Believe in and sell you, what you have, dont hide what you have, there is a market for every human.
Bring specific as well as simple items like t-shirts, camisoles, sweaters and layers, don't forget that jacket...
By phone after 7pm, email for phone contact.
Getting your images:
All headshots digital files are uploaded to Reproductions, you will get a link from them to your web gallery good for 90 days.
There is a 4 number pin in the Reproductions proofs gallery link email.
This pin is to download all of the smaller size proofs.
You can separately download all of the full size headshots from the entire shoot for $10.
To download all full size headshots from Reproductions :
Go to proofs gallery from Reproductions email.
1. Click on any image.
2. Click on Buy Photo. NOTE... This does not mean you are buying only one photo, this brings you to the next menu.
3. Scroll down till you see Digital, "All Photos Download (High Resolution)" click on the "+" to add one to cart.
4. Click on View Cart.
5. Click on Checkout.
Its $10 to download all of the full size images from Reproductions from the entire shoot.
If I give you the files myself in any tangible physical form including copying from my computer to your flash drive I would need to collect tax 9.5% on the entire cost of the shoot and pay it to the state.
Digital media delivered through the internet is non taxable in California the shoot is then a non taxable service not a retail transaction.
Hair / Makeup:
You may bring any makeup person you wish or I have a list of referrals.
Makeup is booked separately with the makeup/hair artist, i do not book makeup for you.
Where is studio located: North Hollywood Arts District.
Is there parking: Yes free guest parking in covered garage.
Where are you from: Live in Burbank Grew up in Boston.
How long to get pics: usually 4 business days from Reproductions.
How long is shoot: typically 3 hours men, 4 hours women for 3-4 looks.
Do you need "RAW" files: No, a raw file is unreadable without a raw editor its an unfinished, unedited data file that needs to be processed to jpg.
Do you offer any retouching: All headshots are post processed from raw to jpg, color corrected, adjusted exposure and contrast, some processing is done on each look while shooting so you can see the end result. I dont do any retouching as in remove acne, fly away hairs or wrinkles in clothes. Need for any retouching is minimal with the various lighting options and attention to detail. If you have acne and need retouching its offered through Reproductions or you can use anyone you like.
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