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How is your Linkedin Headshot Photo?

Professional Headshot Photo Session in Burlington MA

Burlington Headshot Photographer • Profile Picture Photography

Headshot photo it’s one of the most important photo for your professional career, but what happens if your profile picture is not professional?

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A new trend these days shows that recruiters find employees from online website like LinkedIn.The first impression that anyone can give it from their profile picture on the LinkedIn profile, before you even get a chance to interview.

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so one person might ask what makes a good portfolio picture.  a good profile picture consist of the head with clear image of the face. I personally prefer natural background like trees and wood lines or bricks from the house.

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A good professional profile picture should deliver a message that you’re someone people would like to work with and would be a good team member in order to deliver that message the photo needs to be compelling get natural-looking.

 

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On  this day I had a privilege to work with this young lady.   we start out with some more traditional formal profile pictures the light on this particular day was almost perfect not too much direct sunlight light. we got a few different looks  allowing her to use the photos in different ways.

 

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The photo in this series go through a nature trail in Burlington Massachusetts. these photos were taken at Mary Cummings Park in Burlington.

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Going back to how important portfolio pictures are. First impressions are what’s most important. we only get a split second after a recruiter’s time before he moves on to the next person. it could be that Split Second that you will find your future career.

 

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As you can see in this photo session I have captured young ladies multiple different looks and personality, it is up  to her to decide what type of personality she would like to express and represent  on  LinkedIn.  LinkedIn is one of the largest social network site and the world’s largest Professional Network, with more than millions of members and hundreds and thousands of recruiters constantly looking for potential employee for their company it is only benefit to you to have a professional-looking photo as their Portfolio picture.

If you are considering hiring a photographer to do your profile your pictures consider Mat Tam photograph.

 

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The Story of Macro Photography

Macro photography – an interesting topic for any photographer, even though only a few of us take pictures up close.

People often ask about camera selection and which one to go for, quite often they want to know about the opportunity of taking macro shots. It’s hard to tell what exact camera you should get, because each one of us has their own style of taking photos. However, in light of this, I decided to make a short post about macro photography.

What is macro photography? It is when you take pictures of small objects up close. The smaller the object that appears on the frame, the better the macro. It is believed that a macro photograph is a snapshot with a scale of 1:1 (one to one). That is, for example, when an object has a size of 1 cm both on the frame, and in real life. Here, the “frame” refers to the size of the light-sensitive element (film matrix). Certain photographers do not agree with the definition of macro at the scale ratio of 1:1. They argue that macro photography starts with a slight zoom of 1:5 (one to five – a 1 cm frame fits 5 cm of the object) up to 20:1 (a 1 cm frame fits 0.05 cm [0.5 mm] of the object). There are many opinions and arguments on this subject, but I personally believe that macro photography is when the photograph reveals things that a human eye cannot capture.

 

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It is generally assumed that Percy Smith, an English natural history filmmaker, was one of the first pioneers of macro photography. He was born in London, on 12th January 1880, and took the steps of photography early on. Smith was fascinated by the natural world around him, and was one of the first photographers to take close-up photographs of plants and animal life.

Photography is not when you take 10 or 20 pictures after you had a swim, or shared BBQ with your friends.Photography is when you are standing on your knees, meeting the sunrise on the floodplain of a river and taking notice of change in ambient light. After the sunrise, you move into the forest and until dawn you search for a shaded place to create another story. In macro Credit: Cwulmer photography there is no shortage of subjects and stories. Any scene or a detail can be interesting for an artist.

We should not seek to maximize the zoom level in macro photography. The most common mistake of amateurs is their desire to zoom in as much as possible. Experimenting in the genre of macro photography should feel like being a theater direction, and preparing a stage. The zoom level of your photographs should depend on the story, not the capability of your camera.

 

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Family Photo Session at Menotomy Rocks Park Arlington

Arlington Family Photography

Arlington Family Photographer • Family photos at Menotomy Rocks Park

For many years I have pursued my passion as a family photographer. In my time, I have learned that the bond shared between family members is one of the most sacred forms of love on the planet. Unconditional, unwavering and true, there is nothing more precious than what I get to take part of for a living. For a while now I have solidified my reputation as a family photographer Arlington families turn to when they want to see that beautiful love memorialized forever on digital film.

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I believe that children are the keystone to any family. They introduce innocence, joy and laughter to the family dynamic and always keep things interesting. It is for this reason that I enjoy including photos of children playing with their toys, running gleefully through the fields and just generally being who they are. I love to capture the curious expressions they often hold, as children are by far the most free and animated of the subjects I photograph.

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Not only do I like seeing the children play independently, I enjoy getting on film the family playing with their children as well. Sparking curiosity and creativity in a child is so important, and showing off the parent’s playful nature around the child is just as serious to me. Along with playing, capturing the day-to-day, casual interaction between parent and child stands out to me as a priority as well, seeing as this is often the sort of interactions you will see naturally in the home. It is important to have photographs to remember private moments like this, as well.

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When I can, I like to showcase each generation of the family who is able to be present. This helps to bring to life the importance of our ancestry and heritage; something the child can look back upon when they are older and remember where it is that they come from. Along with generational shots featuring the whole family, I like to stop and smell the proverbial roses and include solo shots of family members, too. Grabbing photos of individual members of the family holding the child is great as well because different parts of children’s personalities often show themselves with different family members and I like to capture the broad spectrum of the child’s mind and emotions.

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The locations I choose for my photography shoots include a lot of outdoor locations such as a grassy pasture or a beautiful body of water. I think these provide the best backdrops and offer gorgeous natural lighting that simply cannot be duplicated by any other means.

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These are some of the many reasons my family photographer Arlington clients choose me every time. If my style interests you and you would like to add family photos to the album that will be cherished forever, you can contact me at PHONE/EMAIL to set up a shoot today.

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One Year Old Photoshoot in Burlington MA | Burlington Family Photography

Burlington Family Photography

Burlington Family Photographer • Family Photographer based in Burlington

It is my strongest belief that the family is one of the most important bonds in a child’s life. From the moment they are born until the end, family is there for them to help them grow, learn and change into the loving adults they will someday be. Therefore, I want to showcase the love between members of the family by capturing photos of them in their natural habitat, so to speak. I am a family photographer based in Burlington, my passion is to create valuable photographs that bring to life the love of the family.

 

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I enjoy starting out my shoot from inside of the family home. Be it the child’s play room, the family’s shared living space such as a den or living room or even a casual space such a staircase, it is important. The reason for this is because much of the family’s lives will center around this location, so creating lifelong memories and photographing them is an important tool in sparking precious memories upon viewing the photos as the child ages. Not only this, I have come to learn that children are most comfortable in their own environment, leaving them free to be themselves before the camera. This includes playing, laughing, eating–all things that are done on a day-to-day basis.

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On top of the family home, I choose other simple but beautiful locations like the family’s backyard for a backdrop, too. I like these locations because they are casual yet gorgeous and, again, give the child freedom to feel comfortable and play before the camera. Aside from solo shots, I like to get photos of the family enjoying some fun in the sun together as well.

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After many candid shots of both the child alone and the family together, I enjoy posing some photographs for them as well to be used as photos to send to the other family members who maybe don’t get a chance to see the family often. My passion is providing cherished memories for everyone’s lives that the family in question has touched.

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In  my time as a family photographer Burlington clients trust, I have realized that capturing these sorts of moments on film has become, perhaps, my greatest passion. If you would like me to bring my love of family to capture yours, you can reach me by PHONE/EMAIL.

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Maternity Portrait Photography at Larz Anderson Park Brookline

Maternity Portrait Photography

Pregnancy Portrait Ideas Boston Maternity Photographers

Personally, I believe that the months waiting for your beloved child to be born are some of the most precious moments of your life. You are glowing with the budding life as well as your love for them, and that shines through in my stunning work as a maternity photographer Boston trusts. One of my greatest loves and passions is capturing the love between mother, father, and the baby on the way, and that is evidenced by the heartwarming photographs that I produce for Boston families.

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I often choose locations to shoot in, such as a park that offers both natural and manmade beauties for the parents-to-be to pose on and around. This includes things like sparkling bodies of water and sprawling trees as well as structures like a beautiful footbridge or a bench. With the perfect location chosen for my shoot, I like to start off with a few shots of the happy couple together. I take shots that are cute and endearing, such as the couple snuggling up together by a lake and enjoying the time spent laughing in each other’s arms. We will also take a few casual and candid photos of the two smiling at each other, as well as some posed shots that look great in a frame.

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I enjoy taking photos that include a few props that remind one of the baby to come. Usually, this means tiny shoes that your unborn beloved will soon fit into. Shoes can go in the foreground with the parents in the background. The shoes can also be held beside the mother’s tummy or each of the parents holding one shoe. There are a number of ways to incorporate an appropriately colored pair of shoes into your photos that you may choose to use as a birth announcement!

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Another cute idea I like to incorporate is using the ultrasound photograph of your unborn baby. Mother and father can each hold a corner, or they can gently press it to the mother’s belly for an adorable peek into the life within.

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Taking shots of the mother alone I find imperative. She is carrying a life inside of her and should be honored for it. I enjoy taking photos of her caressing her tummy that holds the child and looking down at the unborn baby endearingly. A mother’s love is unsurpassed and showing that in my photos is a privilege I do not take for granted.

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While we are thinking about solo photos with the mother, it is important that we do not forget the importance of a father’s love. Shots of the father kissing or touching the baby bump, or otherwise being sweet and loving toward the mother and baby are important and precious.

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There is no greater gift than that of bringing a new life into the world to shower with love and guiding it to grow. Let me capture the moments leading up to this when you contact my maternity photographer Boston service at PHONE/EMAIL today.



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Maternity Photos at Stoneham Middlesex Fells Reservation

 

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