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Offline Jonathan

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Well that was interesting...
« on: March 28, 2011, 08:56:29 AM »
I've never been the easiest person to photograph.  In fact, surprisingly few pictures of me exist :)

But social media being what it is, I needed a new headshot for forums, Twitter, FB, magazines etc.  Last time didn't go well.  I invited not one but 2 professional photographers over for a kind of photography swapmeet.  They spent a couple of hours shooting me in the woods :) then sent me a disk of pics.  Nice stuff - but I looked way too moody in all of them (they had both gone for interesting pics rather than following the brief that, err, I didn't tell them).  So I got my wife to take a snap at the breakfast table.  That's worked for the last year or so - but most people who meet me comment that I'm younger than my picture.  (Out of interest, that makes my wife more published than lots of photographers I know - that shot's been in at least 4 magazines).

So last week I met up with a friend who is really rather a good photographer - I'd picked her because not only do I like her work, we get on very well.  4 hours trecking through London looking for perfect light and to my amazement, she got not one but a bunch of pictures of me that I actually like.  Here's one of my favourites...



I also learnt a lot by watching another professional at work and will be tweaking a couple of things I do based on what I saw ;)

So....if you need a decent headshot then find a photographer you like and get them to do it.  And if you want my recommendation then try Ros.


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Re: Well that was interesting...
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 10:20:00 AM »
It's easier to take photos of someone else than of oneself.  ???

Thought you might have had a shave first, or are you looking for the rugged looks?  ;D

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Re: Well that was interesting...
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 07:37:41 PM »
Funnily enough, at a recent studio shoot I was at with a few others, I got one of them (Actually the studio owner!) to take a shot or two of me.

I quite liked them too. But then I don't give a monkeys if my picture is taken as I know I'm a handsome brut  :legit:
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Re: Well that was interesting...
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 07:50:03 PM »
Funnily enough, at a recent studio shoot I was at with a few others, I got one of them (Actually the studio owner!) to take a shot or two of me.

I quite liked them too. But then I don't give a monkeys if my picture is taken as I know I'm a handsome brut  :legit:
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 08:05:33 PM »
Oh arh, the wife took that in Austria - Saltzburg if I recall correctly
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 07:46:01 AM »
Funnily enough, at a recent studio shoot I was at with a few others, I got one of them (Actually the studio owner!) to take a shot or two of me.

Yeah other people seem to manage like that.  Took me 4 hours and a very talented photographer to get some I liked.... :(
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 04:53:15 PM »
  I do quite like the Zen like tranquility of that pic (And I know that makes me sound like an ArtyFart.)
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