Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Strongest Side?

Every week I am in the studio or location shooting executive head shots. I try to get a range of looks with a client, with the foundation of looking Confident and Approachable. Early in the session I will shoot ever angle to see if there is a stronger side.

 San Jose Japan Town Studios, 2015.

San Jose Japan Town Studios, 2015.

Jenny looks fine in the above photo, but she felt more comfortable and natural shooting from the other side. 

 San Jose Japan Town Studios, 2015.

San Jose Japan Town Studios, 2015.

Shooting tethered let's clients guide themselves into the right position naturally. I think Jenny looks younger, thinner and more confident on thie side above. She agreed and we proceeded to nail her head shot session with great results.

Pro tip: Listen carefully to the client. When they say the word "feeling" it is a clue your on the right track. Here Jenny commented that she "felt better" on her stronger side. Boom.