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Upcoming Print Sale for Hurricane Matthew Relief!

Hurricane Matthew was devastating - IS devastating - and if you've been wondering about a way to help, I have a great solution for you.

The phenomenal Photographer Von Wong reached out to a community of photographers and asked for them to donate some favorite nature/weather/outdoor related prints. The funds from those prints will then go directly to a charity (more info on that TBD).  

This is part of an ongoing project Benjamin Von Wong is using to raise awareness about climate change but listen, if you don't believe in climate change or think it's some plot by the illuminati to control the world, I want you to participate anyways because these funds from this sale are going directly to relief from the most recent major natural disaster - Hurricane Matthew.

The sale is expected to begin next Wednesday, October 19th. The photo you see below is the image that will be for sale. It's an image of Horsebarn Hill in Storrs, Connecticut, across from the University of Connecticut. It is an iconic area for anyone from Northeastern Connecticut and will look great in your house, or apartment, or dorm. Promise!

I will update with more information when we get closer to the date. In the meantime, get excited and prepare to tell your friends! Prices look like they will range from $20-$200 depending on print size, but again, that's all subject to change in the next week. 

 

 

How to Get a Great Headshot

How do you get a shot like this? In a word...collaboration.

What's my job?

  • Find a great location/backdrop (or bring one)
  • Set up dynamic lighting
  • Give direction for posing
  • Work with (or against) the elements
  • 10 years of experience to get the shot
  • Keep things moving...different poses

But that's not it. I could do everything perfectly and still end up with a terrible photo. Why? Because a great headshot will take some work on the end of the client. So what's your job?

  • Pick appropriate, flattering clothes. Stay away from bright colors and extreme patterns unless that's the vibe we're going for.
  • Learn how to smile. A real smile actually affects your eyes. People can tell when you're not really smiling. If you don't like your smile, then don't force it. You can still achieve specific looks without a huge grin. In fact...that's a better approach many times. Practice in the mirror.
  • Be confident. How you feel about your self will translate into the picture. Stand tall. Chin up. Even if you're shy, you're getting your image made...put it aside for a few minutes and let yourself loosen up. I'll work with you, making jokes about my cheeseburger obsession or making small talk, but I'll need you to relax a bit. Drop your shoulders.

That's about it. There's a lot more that goes into a headshot than you might think but with some preparation on both our ends, we'll have something great to show at the end of it. 

Sarah & Charles: The Mansion at Bald Hill

My favorite weddings are the ones where I leave feeling like I was a guest more than a vendor, a friend more than photographer. It was such a blast being with Sarah and Charles on their big day at The Mansion at Bald Hill...a beautiful venue tucked into the northeast corner of Connecticut. Please, enjoy some of my favorites from our day with this beautiful couple.