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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

Asked by Julbert Abraham from AGM - LinkedIn Marketing & LinkedIn Training

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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What is List Building all about?

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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Photographers, What Are Some Tips For Professional Portrait Photography For Fluffier Subjects?

By Natalie Gallagher · Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 · Tagged in Asking for Advice



I'll be looking for professional portrait photography for my business website and social media accounts soon. What are some tips and techniques and the best ways to flatter "fluffier" photography subjects?

Ok, people, I'm editing this to add that "fluffier" means overweight. Apparently not everyone understood this euphemism that many overweight people, particularly women, use. And no, I don't mean animals either 😂😂😂.

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Steve Mason from Steve Mason Photographer
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Please try not to be so concerned with how your image looks and start the process by deciding what you want your image to accomplish. The look of your head shot should be part of your brand. A real estate agent, a trial lawyer and a beautician have very different needs.


Natalie Gallagher from Virtually Nat | Digital Entrepreneur
4 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"what you want your image to accomplish" Love that! Very true.

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Lynn Roch from Roch A Baby Inc.
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Photograph your fluffier people, objects from a higher angle, you can also pose them on a side angle, standoff behnd a desk, in the back

Row. There are any number of tricks for this, hope this helps you out.


Natalie Gallagher from Virtually Nat | Digital Entrepreneur
4 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Why the strikeout text?


Lynn Roch from Roch A Baby Inc.
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

No idea, haven't seen that happen before. I am a professional retouch artist, with 21 years of experience if you need help editing your images.


Natalie Gallagher from Virtually Nat | Digital Entrepreneur
4 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thanks Lynn!

Jakiera Daniels from Jakiera's Eye Photography
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Angles from above and side views, us apertures of f/6-22, and don't be afraid to crop or shoot close-up to crop.

Matthew Sabia from Revenue Copilot
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, May 27, 2017

If you're passionate about what you do your story and mission will overshadow any of those insecurities that you have.

Make daily goals for yourself. Eg 1 post every day on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc. You'll slowly get more comfortable especially as you find an audience that supports what you're doing.

Kendra Keir from Kendra Keir Photography
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hi interesting question. As a branding photography session I take many factors into planning a shoot. Where the consult is an important aspect of the outcome. The most important part being the objective of the business and H2H business relationship as part of your strategy with your business. Would love the opportunity to serve and used gifts in helping express the best sides and aspects of you and your business. Kendra

Kristin Reimer from Photomuse
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

HI Natalie!

I know that feeling all too well!! When I'm on the other side of the camera I've never been comfortable being photographed due to my "fluffiness" ( love that term btw, haven't heard it used before! I love the softness it conveys which already speaks a lot about you!!). I have personally found that being comfortable and confident with the person photographing me is very important. If I don't feel comfortable with that photographer, it shows in the final image(s).

From the photographer POV, lighting, choice of lens, the angles you are shot from,... (more)


Natalie Gallagher from Virtually Nat | Digital Entrepreneur
4 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Oh my gosh, Kristin! I wish I could like this a million times! You "got" me. And probably every other person who is uncomfortable in their skin too :-). Just as simple―and as complicated―as that. Thank you for all of this....the tips...the commentary about me. If you were local to me, I'd hire you in an instant! Photography is such a personal thing and I feel comfortable with you already.


Kristin Reimer from Photomuse
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hi Natalie, Awwww, thank you for taking the time to tell me that :) You are very welcome and hopefully one of these days our paths will meet in person!!

I'd love to see the final portrait that you end up doing if you feel like sharing!

Good luck!

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