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. 

Three Shots

Christine came over to the San Jose Japantown Studios last week for updated head shots to use in her marketing materials and social media. She has a thriving consulting practice and a delight to work with.

Most clients are not professional models and have some level of mouth tension. My goal is to get them to relax and show up in front of the camera confident and approachable. These three shots are all fine but you can tell the last one really sparkles as she relaxes.

 San Jose Japantown Studios, 2016

San Jose Japantown Studios, 2016

 San Jose Japantown Studios, 2016

San Jose Japantown Studios, 2016

 San Jose Japantown Studios, 2016

San Jose Japantown Studios, 2016

Pro tip: I like to schedule head shots sessions for 90 minutes so we can get to the point of relaxation of the face. Often done in an hour and need to watch closely so fatigue does not set in.