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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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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
3 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
3 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
3 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thanks Lynn!

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
3 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!

Deb Bohentin from Deb Bohentin Portraits
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ah, I call them curvy. Posing is important with curvier people as well as using the proper lens. Since you're not in Illinois, I can't shoot for you, but you can Google posing curvy women (and men - there is a slight difference) and you'll get lots of good info. Let me know how it goes.

Deb

Marsha Vander Mey from HARPER POINT PHOTOGRAPHY
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, May 22, 2017

Hi

There are several ways to make people look their best.

Here are a few:

Clothing should not be busy

Clothing should fit nicely to the body and not baggy

Use a good lens

Focal length is important

Happy shooting

Frank Justo from Fotos by Frank Photography
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, May 22, 2017

I agree with the responses below.. Number one - what message are you trying to project to the buying public - what clearly defines your business passion. A professional photographer can help with this since they know a little more about posing, lighting, and image creation than the average individual - and most are reasonably priced.

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