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Monday, January 15, 2018
Tips To Capturing The Perfect Headshot

What makes a perfect headshot? It takes the right lighting, outfit, posture and angle to create a perfect corporate headshot. Well, these are just some of the many factors that influence the creation of a perfect headshot. While there are many elements that go into the making of a headshot, we will delve into key elements that can decide the success or failure of your photo session. Understand What Message The Client Wants to Convey When taking a headshot, pay attention to the message the client wants to convey. Do they want to look serious and business-like in their approach for the headshot? Or do they want to convey a casual look that does not undermine their professionalism? Ask your client and guide them on the outfit they could choose for the headshot. If you’re looking for a serious look, you cannot experiment with the facial expressions or postures. However, if you’re looking for a fun, relaxed look, you can get creative with expressions and angles.  Ant Pruitt said in a recent article on how to master the headshot: “Headshots are seen on LinkedIn profiles, Twitter profiles, and business cards. All three of these platforms have varying degrees of importance and professionalism. Feel free to ask your client or model where the headshots will be displayed, as well as what message the client wants to convey to those viewing the image.” Shoot In Soft, Natural Lighting Lighting is another key element that can influence the outcome of your photo session. Plan to capture photographs in the early morning hours or late evening hours. The lighting is best in these timings and you can enjoy beautiful compositions. You can also avoid harsh shadows if you schedule your photo session in these timings.  In a recent article on DIY for a LinkedIn headshot: “Once you have the perfect outfit, plan to take your photo in optimal lighting. Natural, soft lighting is key for taking any portrait. You can find soft lighting early in the morning, an hour before sunset or anytime on a cloudy day. (As a general rule of thumb, avoid the harsh sunlight in the middle of the day.) Soft lighting is diffused, so it doesn’t create hash shadows or reflections on your face.” Knowing the purpose of the headshot and what the subject wishes to convey can go a long way in guiding the person for the photo session. Shooting in soft, natural lighting can help you achieve optimum lighting for your headshots. Hope this article will help you capture better headshots. What makes a perfect headshot? It takes the right lighting, outfit, posture and angle to create a perfect corporate headshot. Well, these are just some of the many factors that influence the creation of a perfect headshot. While there are many elements that go into the making of a headshot, we will delve into key elements that can decide the success or failure of your photo session.

Understand What Message The Client Wants to Convey

When taking a headshot, pay attention to the message the client wants to convey. Do they want to look serious and business-like in their approach for the headshot? Or do they want to convey a casual look that does not undermine their professionalism? Ask your client and guide them on the outfit they could choose for the headshot.

If you’re looking for a serious look, you cannot experiment with the facial expressions or postures. However, if you’re looking for a fun, relaxed look, you can get creative with expressions and angles. Read the rest of this entry »


Thursday, January 4, 2018
How To Capture Genuine Smiles In Your Photos

portrait photographyMost of us enjoy seeing photos with genuine smiling faces of our family members or friends. Fake smiles can easily ruin a photo or portrait photography. This is why it’s important to have some tricks up your sleeve to make the subjects in your photographs give a genuine smile. Sometimes, all it takes is a different approach or a word, in others; it takes a fun gesture or physical activity.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
How You Can Use The Background To Create Beautiful Family Portraits

family portraitsHave you noticed that perfectly beautiful family photos sometimes get messed up because of the choice of background? Even the placement of the subjects matter in the composition of the photographs. Here are some ideas when planning the background in family portraits, that can help you capture beautiful portraits.

Plan Your Background In Advance

It’s a good idea to plan your background in advance. Choose a simple background without any distracting patterns or designs. You could also set your family photos against the background of a solid coloured wall. This will help keep the focus on the family members in the foreground, rather than the patterns on the wall or other distracting elements in the background. Read the rest of this entry »


Thursday, December 21, 2017
Common Mistakes Made In Corporate Portraits

corporate portraitsIt’s easy to assume that photographers have it easy when clicking corporate portraits. Whether it’s a headshot or an event, photographers need to be aware of the common mistakes that can mess up an otherwise good photo. Read on to learn about the common mistakes made in corporate portraits.

Not Including Catch lights In The Eyes

The sparkle in the eyes when captured through catchlights can create beautiful portraits. Throwing light in the eyes without causing a subject to squint can be a challenge. The trick is to position the key light appropriately to achieve the intended effect of catchlights. Read the rest of this entry »


Monday, December 18, 2017
How To Capture Kids At Their Naughtiest Best

Kids PhotographyWho remembers photos where we as children were asked to pose stiffly for the cameras? Probably very few. Now, the trend has shifted towards photos of kids at their naughtiest best. They can be goofy or just make faces at the camera. The idea is to be themselves and allow the camera to capture their little personalities, whether they are shy and quiet or outgoing by nature.

Make The Kids Dress Appropriately For The Weather

Make sure that the kids are dressed appropriately for the weather. If it’s summer, you can get them to wear some sleeveless, airy shirts. If it’s the winter season, you should ensure that the kids are wearing clothes that keep them warm. Inappropriate clothing can make the kids uncomfortable. This uneasiness will reflect in the resulting photographs of children. Read the rest of this entry »


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Here Are Some Tricks To Improve Your Maternity Photos

maternity photos Did you know that you can improve your maternity photos with some inexpensive ideas from professionals? You don’t need to invest in outfits that cause a hole in your pocket or hire a celebrity photographer to update your photographs on social media. Read on to learn some easy tricks that you can use to improve your maternity photos.

Capture The Natural Beauty of Pregnancy By Taking Inspiration From Nature

With all the talk about ‘going green,’ you can’t leave your maternity photos behind. Why not take inspiration from nature for your outfits? Christophe Guinet, a professional photographer did exactly that in a recent maternity photography session. He glued flowers onto the baby bump of the expecting mother using natural ingredients. The result was spectacular. Set against the backdrop of forests, mountains and water bodies, the image speaks for themselves.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Hone The Art of Capturing Family Photos With These Tips

family photo sessionWith the year coming to a close, it’s time to plan your family photo session in the holidays. While getting your family together for the photo session itself is a big task, it’s not the only challenge. You will also have to think about the outfits, props, composition and more. As you go about scheduling a family photo session this holiday season, it pays to learn some tips from professional photographers. You’ll find the perfect setting for your family photographs with twinkling lights, decorated homes, Christmas trees and stars.You can avoid mistakes commonly made by photographers and hone the art of capturing family photos. Read this article to get some ideas for capturing family photos.

Break The Rules

You don’t always have to play by the rules. You can also get creative and experiment with the composition to get an interesting perspective. When you follow the rule of thirds, you align the subject along the imaginary lines that you see across the composition. This helps in bringing attention to the subjects at focal points in the photograph. However, when you’re posing a family, you can bend the rules because there are too many people in the frame. Read the rest of this entry »


Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Flaunt Your Baby Bump With Elan

maternity photoshootsGone are the days when women used to be self-conscious about the way they look during their pregnancy. The new trend is to celebrate and flaunt the baby bump. Pregnancy is a celebration of life and hope. A couple welcomes their little bundle of joy and is filled with happiness when they discover that they’re expecting. Take a look at trends in maternity photoshoots and schedule your photo session today.

Capture Weekly Baby Bump Photos

Many expectant mothers are taking baby bump photos on a weekly basis. It allows them to map out the transformation of their bodies during the pregnancy. In one such instance, a couple decided to incorporate the Disney theme in the photo shoot. They personalized the photo session by including a peanut plush toy in the photographs, which had special significance to the couple. Read the rest of this entry »


Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Creating Stunning Maternity Portraits Gets Easier. Learn How

maternity photo sessionA maternity photo session is all about celebrating life and this special moment when you’re nurturing your little one in the womb. You don’t need expensive outfits or an elaborate backdrop to capture stunning maternity portraits. All you need to do is to plan your outfit in advance and try some unique locations for a memorable maternity photo session.

Wear Bold, Bright Colors That Will Stand Out

The baby bump is the most visible reminder of the pregnancy period. Making your baby bump stand out will emphasize the beauty of this period. Wearing outfits in bold, bright colors will highlight the baby bump and make it stand out, especially against a dull background. The idea is to create contrast in the composition. So, if you’re scheduling the photo shoot in a location with bright colors, it’s a good idea to opt for outfits in dull, light colors. Read the rest of this entry »


Sunday, November 26, 2017
Ideas To Create Lasting Memories of Your Baby

MeriYaadein studiosLooking for a way to treasure the memories of your little one as a baby? Worried that your baby would soon outgrow the chubby cute stage and become a teenager already? Well, there are some ways to cherish and capture this fleeting baby stage of your little one. Read on to learn how you can create lasting memories of your baby at MeriYaadein studios.

Copy Celebrities’ Iconic Pose

Sometimes, all it takes is recreating a famous scene or an iconic pose. For instance, Canadian model Coco Rocha’s baby daughter copied Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pose in a recent photoshoot, creating a beautiful baby portrait. Read the rest of this entry »

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