While nearly everyone has a camera for snapshots, people need professional quality photos when they will be shown to an important audience, and when people want to be seen in the best light. Professionals often have business needs for high-quality photos. Some profile pics are also used for LinkedIn or when sending a CV.
In the pics I take for work portfolios, I make sure they convey the meaning the client would like to project and convey the meaning asked for. AldoPics can also help to project their belief and what they want to do for their work profiles.
My knowledge of headshots helps a lot in this area especially since by training was for taking actor headshots of actors and as always, my aim is to bring out and express my client’s desires, and the headshots techniques I learnt help a lot too.
The Internet has expanded the use of photos, making it possible for anyone to send them or to publish them for wide viewing. People use pics of themselves for their Facebook profile photo or LinkedIn Profile photo and other social Media. The photos in such a case will vary based on the social media being targeted and the reason. For example, once a client asked me for photos so she can put on a dating site and will look good.
For social media pics, the photos will be taken in my studio and also outdoors if the client would like it. For example, once a client wanted outdoor pics of a business nature to be able to use the photos for a conference profile photo, but wanted the pics to be taken outdoors so he gave me a lift to Mdina.
In the case of social media photos, the style is mainly artistic photography. As always, I still do my best to keep the photo session relaxed, and bring out the client’s character and passions.
This would be because of the collaborative result of my dialogue between me and my client and understanding of the reason/motivation my client is being photographed, and the observer of the final image.