BASIC HEADSHOT RETOUCHING: WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW IT WORKS

Photographer’s notes for professional headshot retouching

Retouching is the post-process enhancement of a photo after basic editing. That is anything beyond color balance, exposure, and global stylistic choices. My portrait and headshot retouching philosophy Retouching is an essential part in my headshot and portrait photography workflow. Main goal behind it is to give my client a more polished image that they […]

PLANNING YOUR COMPANY’S BUSINESS HEADSHOTS PART 2: PREPARING YOUR TEAM IN 3 EASY STEPS

Close-up causal headshot on healthcare executive Niko Skievaski

CONSIDER COMPANY’S BRAND, PLAN PHYSICAL LOCATION, EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE BETTER IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS When organizing professional headshots for larger teams, an effective plan keeps small issues from snowballing into big problems. For my process, these are the things that I find to be most helpful to keep the business headshots day […]

PLANNING YOUR COMPANY’S CORPORATE HEADSHOTS PART 1: PICKING RIGHT LOCATION AND BACKGROUND

Corporate headshot of financial advisor

CORPORATE HEADSHOT LOCATION AND BACKGROUND: SINGLE-COLOR BACKDROP VS OFFICE ENVIRONMENTAL VS OUTDOORS ENVIRONMENTAL My professional corporate headshots are bold and straightforward. They tell the viewer, “Hey, this is what I look like. I am confident, approachable, and professional.” But like anything else, you can refine the message. One way to do that is to determine […]

BUSINESS PORTRAIT OF DEAN AT UW-MADISON

Business headshot of dean of John Karl Scolz

Meet John Karl Scholz. He’s an economist and dean of the college of Letters and Science at University of Wisconsin- Madison. I photographed him in his work office back in the fall of 2019. Business portrait request I was finishing up several editorial photo assignments for UW- Madison Letters and Science magazine. And then, last […]

EXECUTIVE HEADSHOTS OF COMMERCIAL BANKERS

Business headshots of commercial bankers

Initial inquiry This article is about my recent photography project, where I photographed business headshots for commercial bankers at State Bank of Cross Plains. Firstly, their marketing team reaching out for me to put a headshot photography bid together for 60+ bank employees. Figuring out the approach for business headshots Secondly, we’ve discussed the feel […]

PHOTOGRAPHING PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS PORTRAITS OF TWO UW- MADISON SCIENTISTS

professional business portrait of UW Madison chemistry professor Helen Blackwell

About photography assignment: This photo assignment was a second time editorial team from UW College of Letters & Science reached out to me. First time I photographed a professional portrait of University of Wisconsin Economics department professor David Johnson. This time Letters & Science magazine team wanted me to photograph 2 portraits of professors and […]

ROACH WALKS INTO THE BAR…

in-studio business headshot of a freelance writer and film producer

By Roach I mean John E. Roach. And by bar, I mean my studio. We shake our hands, we strike a small talk, I offer John a couch. Very standard beginning for in-studio headshot session. An updated professional writer headshot is for his upcoming book, video production website and for his freelance writer’s column in […]

PHOTOGRAPHING CORPORATE HEADSHOTS AT LAW OFFICE

a group picture of corporate executives

Photographing corporate headshots of Husch Blackwell associates in Madison, WI office While ago I got a call from Husch Blackwell Milwaukee office. Marketing and web development team was looking for updated professional corporate headshots for their associate team in Madison, Wisconsin. After talking to them I learned that what they really needed was something fairly […]

CASUAL HEADSHOTS OF AWARD-WINNING FREELANCE WRITER

professional studio headshot of middle age woman

Photographing casual headhsots of an award-winning writer As an editorial photographer, I get to work and meet some interesting and amazing people. And not just people directly involved during editorial photography session. But also, people who do heavy lifting behind the scenes: art directors, writers, other freelancers, etc. In 2016 and 2017 I had a […]