Larry Real Estate { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

First off, if you haven’t had a chance to check out my new portfolio and my new website please head here: Hudson Valley Editorial Portrait Photographer

These are shots that I did with a new local Real Estate Agent.  Larry was a great guy to work with, and I think we came away with some really strong shots.  He wanted something that showed a bit of character and personality, while at the same time remaining professional.  We went with one look in the studio, and one look outdoors.  I shot the outdoor stuff at one of my favorite locations for headshots over by the taxi building.  I swear I find something new over there every time I go out there.  Th

Amber editorial portraits and some fashion shots Hudson Valley Photographer

Amber came in wanting to do some more fashion style shots.  She had always wanted to be a model, and wanted to make a real run at it.  I knew when she came in she had a gorgeous face, and I was excited to get some great shots.  She also had a ton of personality, so I knew we would get some shots with some character in them.

We started out in the back and got some natural light shots.  I haven’t had a chance to edit any of those ones yet.  After that we moved on to do a bunch of studio looks.  I’m excited to see how those ones turn out as well after a bit of editing, but in the mean time I really wanted to work up this one shot.

I sure ha

Things to think about for your Acting Headshot { Hudson Valley Acting Headshot Photographer }

Whenever I work with actors I try and walk them through a few things they should know about their headshots.  A lot of the people that come to me, aren’t exactly seasoned veterans, so I often times have a chance to really help people out on their headshots.  I also love being able to take my experience in fashion photography and really apply it to making some awesome headshots.  Here’s some things to think about.

1. Color or Black and White?

So a lot of people don’t understand the history here.  Back in the day it was much much cheaper to print black and white headshots.  The ink was much cheaper, so a lot of actors went with this option.

Nicole Pretty Pictures in the studio { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

I sure did have a nice weekend this weekend.  The fiance and I spent Sunday running errands, but the fun part is realizing how much fun we have together.  We really do enjoy each others company so much, and we make running errands fun.  I know we’re a bit gross, but whatever.  Hell we even finished off the day with some doughnuts from Dunkin.  And if that’s not a way to finish out a day, I don’t know what is.

Lynzi was running around pulling together some props for a shoot she wants to do that’s very Tim Walker.  I’m excited to see how her shots turn out.  I already helped her figure out what she wanted to do with the lighting so she could get

5 Tips to get the corporate headshot that lands you your next gig Hudson Valley Photographer

It’s actually pretty easy to find a photographer that will take a headshot for you.  They’re everywhere.  The question is whether or not they’re good enough to capture who you are in a single shot, and edit it to look fantastic, professional.  Is it going to be good enough for you to land your next big gig?  Here’s 5 tips to help you get the best out of your headshot session so you can come away with some amazing shots.

1. Don’t Drink

It’s funny how much this comes up.  Either clients come in slightly hungover, or to take the edge off and nervousness they come in having had a few mimosas, or maybe a shot or two of tequila.  I get it, most people are nervous when they’re getting their picture taken.  Th

5 Tips to make sure you end up with a Fantastic Acting Headshot Hudson Valley Photographer

1.  Personality! And lots of it!

The best way to show a casting director how great of an actor you are is by showing that in the pictures.  Think of the roles you want to play, and how you can put yourself into a version of that person in the headshot.  Of course you don’t want to specialize too much though.  Think of it more in generalities.  If you want to play more ‘pants roles’ maybe you should come with an outfit that might play to that a little bit.  You don’t want to go on full out androgynous.  It’s harder for people to imagine you in much else if you do that.

2. Keep Your outfit simple.

You want the main focus to be you, and more specifically your face.  If there’s lot of busy patterns,

Matt Julius working on his modeling Portfolio { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

Well I’ve been  trying to stay on top of blogging lately.  We’ve been having a lot of fun around the house lately.  I’ve really been enjoying the down time around here.  I spent a week in austin a few weeks ago, and after that, I’ve been able to take some more time for myself.  Which is great, because while I’ve been booking less work lately, they’ve been a bit more well paid, which means I can take more time on my clients and that’s something that I really love.

Overall I’ve been really happy with my work lately.  I do kinda have the feeling that I’ve hit another plateau, at the same time the effort it’s going to take to move m

Masterpiece Deli Food Shoot { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

I had a great opportunity to work with the guys over at Masterpiece Deli, who are putting together some really great sandwiches, with fresh and creative ingredients.  Although that’s not all they’re cooking.  They also have some great breakfast options.  I went  out there to shoot some of their other menu items.  It was fun because I had a chance to work Justin again, which was great, because I really like working with Justin.  Again, it’s just so much fun working with someone who’s passionate about what they do.

For this first shot up there, Justin put together some great salads, and even included some of his bacon from the Hudson Valley Bacon Company.  I really liked how we squared all of the

Americann with Tim and Ben { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

First off if you’re looking to get a great [corporate headshot]( Valley-Headshot-Photographer.aspx) you should check out my portfolio. While I mostly shoot fashion, I love taking my lighting skills to a headshot shoot to create something you wouldn’t be able to get from another photographer.

I had the opportunity t

Rob Lawler and Truffle Table { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go shoot some food shots for Truffle Table here in Hudson Valley.  It’s a great little wine and cheese restaurant. They have a wide selection of wines, and then they have this completely fantastic selection of cheeses.  I shouldn’t say that’s all they have, because in reality they have a ton of other items on their menu, which are all delicious.

First up is the headshot, which again, no surprise is one of my favorite shots of the day.  After working with Rob all day, I really wanted to get a portrait of him.  I really liked his character.  He was humble, nice, and passionate about the food he was serving.  I always love watching people work when they real