Engaging portraits strengthen business relations

Here we have a combination in that although you have direct eye contact, you are also doing something so there is a bit of the feeling of observing.

#BeSeenBeKnown – Engage your clients in a positive way

How’s your image? Is it engaging, making perspective clients want to know what you’re about? Will your portrait start a conversation or peak interest?

Having an engaging portrait begins with you being engaging. A fine art portrait is a careful collaboration

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The Whole Story

I recently had the honor of updating the portraits for a long time client. In this case the portrait of the entire family on the front lawn becomes the feature image.

The whole story is different for each individual.

Different people will chose different options to get the maximum pleasure from a particular car.  Likewise, when choosing portraits of your family, not everyone will want the same images. But, the images they chose can still tell the whole story from

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Headshots that make you #BeSeenBeKnown

Today it’s not enough to Be Seen. You have to Be Known.

People want to know what kind of person you are and what your business model is. Are you approachable, knowledgeable, fun, or trustworthy? Often they’re not going to wait until they get to

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…an artist in the work you create


“…you must define yourself as an artist in the work you create.”

A wisdom that only comes with age…

I was reviewing a stack of notes from various seminars, webinars, and things I came across on the internet. One really struck a chord with me and I now hope I have an opportunity to attend one of Arthur’s

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June – The best time for outdoor portraits


Great outdoor portraits can be done at any time of the year but one of my favourite times for creating these images is the month of June. Why June:

  • The best light of the day is early morning and late evening. There’s more of that light in June than any other time of the year.
  • The colours are lush. The greens are vibrant and the grass hasn’t started to burn off in the heat of July.
  • Everyone is excited about the coming of summer. Kids are excited about being out of school. Parents are thinking of cottages and vacations.

And one more reason you should like June for your portraits, in June you can save $143.- and help the

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The lighting crew didn’t show up.


You’re in your seat waiting for the performance to start.

You’ve had tickets for months and fondly anticipated this live performance. Just before the show starts the master of ceremonies steps on stage announcing the lighting crew didn’t show up for tonight’s performance. They will proceed anyway, but

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Portrait Style


A portrait Style that is recognizable is a goal photographers strive to achieve.

I’ll never forget the feeling I had the first time someone commented to me “you have a very recognizable style.” Really? I didn’t know I had a style, never mind one that was recognizable. It’s been something that I have

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Photography in Art

Light on Pine Needles

When an artist takes a photograph, it is just their choice of medium. So why is it so hard to accept photography as art?

This past week I took a day to visit the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery once again. These visits are far too rare, in my opinion, as I find them educational and therapeutic.

Before I actually talk about this visit I should comment on my August outing

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Storyteller. Artist. Photographer.

A picture can have a thousand words, but like any good story it needs a clear, concise, message that connects with its audience.

Storyteller. Artist. Photographer. Which comes first?

I got an e-mail from Judy. In part it read “It’s just a germinating idea right now but I would love to get some exceptional pictures… Maybe we could have coffee one day.”

We met, had coffee and talked. Judy had been looking at my website

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Feeling Appreciated

Feeling appreciated by your clients is one of the best assets of any business, particularly when what they are investing in is your creativity.

I received a notice through my web-site contact page that said something getting some portraits done. It was a little sketchy and vague on details. I responded trying to be polite and get more details. The details I got were something to the effect

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