from Jessica Kobeissi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtxOvWndYfg
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2htOj3N
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FUnWbmTDKU
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2hx2M2F
from Jessica Kobeissi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbU3e8cIInw
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2zoPZ9z
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GdUgu4AoU8
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2zlwk7U
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq2LmstGD5M
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2ymdPmu
from Jessica Kobeissi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH_jnehIYEs
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2iTg6Pf
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKZMYZNE1_8
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2zSaTKJ
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PlFjL9YtAc
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2zD9wzp
from Jessica Kobeissi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqruWXgpXp4
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2y7cGtZ
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZ8fIKVkm0
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2zJCoXz
Its not always clear to a client that when they pay a photographer for their photoshoot, the photographer still owns the images. This is called copyright, and it is in place to protect the photographers work from being exploited and allows them to keep creative control of their work. So what is the definition of copyright (©)? Copyright is a legal right created that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution.Terms and Conditions Each photographer will have slightly different ways of working with copyright and these should be explained to the client in their terms and conditions. Think of it like this, normally the images from your shoot are licensed to you for your personal and business promotional use (things like spotlight, personal and agent websites, your business cards etc), but would not be permitted for commercial use, this means if a theatre show wanted to use your headshot on their promo poster, it is out of the licence and they would need to contact the photographer directly to get permission, and there may be a fee involved. On the other hand, if they wanted to put your photo in the programme against your credits, then this is for your personal promotion rather than the show so it is permitted.Editing Copyright also covers the adapting and editing of photos, and this means that you would not be able to edit your own photos, including cropping and turning photos to black and white. This is why a lot of the time, you will find your un-edited photos will have a watermark on them, to prevent people using them without permission. Personally, my business runs on the quality of my images, and people will book in for a shoot based on those photos, any work I put into the public eye directly reflects back on my business and I need to ensure my work is to the highest standard. There has been cases where I have had to contact clients and agents and ask them to remove images that had been self-edited because, to be honest, they looked terrible! It reflects badly not only on the photographer, but also on the client.Crediting As part of a photographers t&c’s you may be required to credit the photographer when using their images, whether its online or in print, it is usual to put their name on the photo. If in doubt about anything regarding copyright, always contact the photographer and ask first, and always credit the photographer when you can. If you don’t adhere to copyright laws, the worse case scenario is you could be taken to court by the owner of the material you misuse and be left with an expensive bill!You can see my Terms and Conditions here: http://ift.tt/2yD0khk more information about copyright, please visit: http://ift.tt/1itt0gm
from nicholasdawkesphotography http://ift.tt/2yBuoK4
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2xSLJyW
from Jessica Kobeissi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDa1qq9JmsU
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2znrvtF
from Jessica Kobeissi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4wA7J9nkzA
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2x6fS9m
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UhOpp1dyUw
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2ySwMx9
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI_5_wEIsqY
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2wZ6aFR
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5jSsEhF0So
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2yfjMAL
"Oh no, i’m scared… Are you one of those photographers that’s going to shout at me and tell me off for not doing it right!?"
Absolutely not, but there are certain things that in the last decade of photographing headshots that I have come to love and hate from clients before, during and after shoots, and sharing these can hopefully help you to prepare for your session and get the beston the from your shoot. Bring your wardrobe
Bring plenty of clothes with you, a whole bunch… seriously.
You may love that selection of black tops you have, but bring some colour, varied necklines, it may be that a certain colour doesn’t suit you on camera and we need to have some more choice. For the sake of bringing a slightly bigger bag on the day, it may make all the difference to your shoot.
Remember, just because you see photos of everyone else in a certain top, colour, or jacket, doesn’t necessarily mean it will suit you or your casting. Any photographer worth their money will be able to guide you on what suits you.
Don’t put yourself down
A lot of the times, the key to looking good in your headshot is confidence. If you can enter the shoot with a positive outlook and mentality, it will put you in a great position for the start of your shoot.
The amount of times I’ve had a client say "I hate having headshots taken, this is my idea of hell" or "I always look awful in headshots – I don’t photograph well", it puts you in a really negative space to start shooting. Its nice to share this with your photographer, but there is no point dwelling on it for the entire shoot.
Even if you feel like having headshots taken is the worst thing on earth and would rather have all your teeth removed with pliers, you need to trick yourself into thinking the opposite. change your mental space. Our job as photographers is to make you look as appealing and castable as possible, your job is to come with an open mind and allow us to direct you to get the best results.
Timing is the key
Being late stresses you (and me) out, being early leaves you feeling bored and anxious with waiting. Pitch it right, allow yourself to arrive 10mins before your shoot, and use tools and apps like Citymapper, TFL and google to plan your journey efficiently.
I love lists. My favourite clients are the ones that have thought about their casting, filled in the casting types survey on their client booking page (this is a tool you can use when you book a session) and come with a rough breakdown of what they expect from their shoot. If you don’t tell me what we are aiming for in the shoot, you can’t always expect me to get it 100% right for you.
Look at other people’s headshots, work out what you like about them, is it the style? Is it the lighting? Is it the angles? Is it the clothing? What makes that headshot stand out? Save photos you like as a reference on the day, it makes a nice discussion point at the beginning of our shoot.
Above all, the biggest thing is to enjoy the shoot as much as you can and think of it like the hairdressers not the dentist! Don’t take yourself too seriously and feel free to play about a bit during the shoot, it’ll make it a much more enjoyable experience for everyone, and with better results at the end!
from nicholasdawkesphotography http://ift.tt/2yfLBJ6
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2yJqVdn
from Jessica Kobeissi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrwJUQ43t7M
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2hBDIUh
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZBv_7PME3M
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2zauuX4
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4-u38KJlm4
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2hQyVSt
from Jessica Kobeissi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fiwZhM0wMw
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2fLxW1w
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odHMaJd-XQA
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2xSGQo2
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1pD-HGxysM
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2xLlhWr
from Jessica Kobeissi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYYeg2S38DU
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2xGryCD
from The Art of Photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7HBdMrR6Zo
via WordPress http://ift.tt/2y90z46