I was gratified to receive a note from Albuquerque author J. Allen Whitt thanking me for my “great work” in providing a head shot for a revised book cover for his award-winning novel Notes From the Other Side of the Mountain (available from Amazon.com).
There are subtle but important differences between a portrait and a head shot. A good head shot should capture the personality of the client and provide the best possible professional (yet realistic) representation of the client. A portrait, however, sets a mood and suggests a story. Lighting, coloring, and expressive poses, and venue (studio vs. local) often effect the transformation between a head shot and a portrait.
I enjoy head shot photography because I’m a good listener and after 40+ years of experience in government and industry I have a unique capability to work with clients to best portray their personalities through a photograph. These same skills carry over to working with clients seeking a portrait that suggests a mood, circumstance, life event, or story. If you live or work in the Albuquerque area and need a professional head shot or portrait photo, please contact me for a free, no obligation consultation.
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Book Cover With Head Shot on Back Cover
Portrait of Author J. Allen Whitt