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How Do You Retouch Headshots?

Cameron Kaplan Female Phoenix Headshot

One questions that I get all the time is “how much retouching do you do?” and the answer is; as little as possible. When I am photographing you professional headshots I try to get it correct in the camera; correct exposure, correct lighting, correct cropping. Yes, Photoshop is a great tool and I use it […]

What do employers look for on Google?

Try it, open up Google and type your name between quotes, like “Everardo Keeme”, then click the Images link and take a look. Like what you see? Are you ok with what a potential employer, business partner, client, spouse, or your mom would see? Now, I have a very unique name, actually there is no one else in the world with the name Everardo Keeme (it’s why my parents never bothered to give me a middle name but that’s another story) I’m also pretty active on LinkedIn because with over 500 connections it’s a great place to network with people all over the world.

Which is better? Color vs Black and White

Full disclaimer: I love both color and black and white photographs.  Most of the time, our clients want their pictures in full color. They want to show off the gorgeous outfit that they’ve chosen for the occasion, display the rich hue of their hair, or let everyone see that incredible eye color that shines when the light […]

Why Hire a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)?

CPP Certified Professional Photographer logo

These days, photography is practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it’s mastered by few. For everyday photos, you may be fine with a neighbor, a friend or your in-law. But when it comes to these once-in-a-lifetime moments, you need to make sure the person behind the camera is a proven professional photographer. When you’ve […]

Small Claims Process Needed for Copyright Infringement – Copyright for Photographers

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS OUT OF CONTROL Artists and photographers are losing to businesses who bully to keep what they steal. Stealing is stealing and it is time for the law to protect small businesses. “A small claims process for copyright enforcement would be the single most important copyright improvement for photographers.” As a professional photographer, […]

Employers Look for a Professional Headshot When They Google You

Try it, open up Google and type your name between quotes, like “Everardo Keeme”, then click the Images link and take a look. Like what you see? Are you ok with what a potential employer, business partner, client, spouse, or your mom would see? Now, I have a very unique name, actually there is no one else in the world with the name Everardo Keeme (it’s why my parents never bothered to give me a middle name but that’s another story) I’m also pretty active on LinkedIn because with over 500 connections it’s a great place to network with people all over the world.

Getting ready for the Waste Management Phoenix Open

As the Photographer of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, my assignment is to document everything that happens during the week long tournament. If you’ve never been the tournament is unlike any other. With more than half a million fans per week and having donated millions of dollars to charity, it’s easy to see why it was […]

ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy, Visits Arizona

ASMP Tom Kennedy in Tucson Arizona

On January 1, 2015, ASMP welcomed Tom Kennedy as its new executive director. Tom Kennedy comes to the helm with 40 years of experience in print and online journalism and an international reputation as a visual communicator. “I’m eager to build on ASMP’s position as an industry leader in education, advocacy and information that supports […]

What Should I Wear for My Professional Business Portrait?

Amanda Thomas Moxygirl What to Wear?

When you are looking to invest in your career, you might look at some of the typical avenues: professional development, additional academic education, or an expanded professional network. These are, undoubtedly, crucial to moving forward in your career and making an impression on your current or future employers. But don’t forget one of the most […]