RC Imaging Photography: Blog http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog en-us (C) RC Imaging Photography dcenotti@gmail.com (RC Imaging Photography) Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:34:00 GMT Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:34:00 GMT http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/img/s6/v142/u594640248-o705343896-50.jpg RC Imaging Photography: Blog http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog 101 120 Ken, Chris and Family Photo Session http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/had-a-great-time-photograhing-ken-chris-and-family Had a great time photographing the Ken and Chris family, they were so much fun.  Here's a few of the photos from their session.

 

Ken & Chris Family Photo Session Ken & Chris Family Photo Session

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Whats a photographer do when he's not working? http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/whats-a-photographer-do-when-hes-not-working Whats a photographer do when he's not working? He takes photos of his dogs.  Had a client reschedule today so I took the dogs to the lake and of corse I took my camera. 

 

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dcenotti@gmail.com (RC Imaging Photography) Branford CT Branford Photographer Branford Portrait Photographer Dominick Cenotti Family Photography Headshots Portraits RC Imaging Photography RC Imaging Photography Branford CT RC Imaging Photography Studio http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/whats-a-photographer-do-when-hes-not-working Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:44:26 GMT
Synthia's photo session http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/synthias-photo-session We had a lot of fun photographing Synthia in our studio, she had a great sense of humor.  We got some fantastic shots in-between all the laughter.

 

CT PhotographerSynthia HeadshotRC Imaging Photography   Synthia laughter

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dcenotti@gmail.com (RC Imaging Photography) Branford CT Branford Photographer CT Photographer Headshots New Haven Photographer Portraits RC Imaging Photography http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/synthias-photo-session Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:52:42 GMT
How to dress for your headshot session. http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/8/how-to-dress-for-your-headshot-session How To Dress For Your Headshot Session

 

Choosing your outfit for your headshot photography session can make a big impact on the way the photos turn out, and you want to make sure to select clothing that will be comfortable and attractive at the same time. The goal with the headshot is to make you appear confident, and emphasize your face and your eyes instead of the clothing.

 

Sometimes, people get too caught up by choosing cute and trendy clothing, and it causes the picture to look unprofessional or amateur because of the clothing choices. Making poor clothing choices can actually detract from your face, and have a negative impact on the effectiveness of your headshot photo. So, it is a good idea to read through these guidelines before you choose your clothing for the photo shoot, and also talk with your photographer to select the best outfit for your session.

 

With any headshot photo shoot, you want to make sure that the clothes are clean and wrinkle free before you begin. Also, pay attention to the way your clothing fits, because the wrong fit can look funny in the photo. One of the most common fitting problems happens when people wear clothing that is too small. So, if you have an older outfit that you love, you might need to choose different clothing if you have recently gained weight.

 

Avoid wrinkled or bulky clothing, because it can look unprofessional in the photo. When you are wearing overly bulky sweaters or clothing, they can look rumpled and make you look fatter than you are in reality.

 

You may be tempted to choose a chic, trendy outfit, but try to stay away from funky or styles that can become quickly outdated. It is better to choose classic clothes instead of a modern trend, because the classic styles are usually more appropriate for most professions.

 

 

Picking the Right Color Clothing

 

It's is important to stay away from patterns on the fabric, because the patterns can detract from your face. So, don’t choose a shirt with floral print, checkers, polka dots, stripes, or any other type of pattern on the fabric. These patterns will make the photo too “busy” and they can be very distracting.

 

Stick with darker colors instead of lighter colors, because the darker or mid-tone colors tend to put more emphasis on your eyes and smile, instead of the clothing. Always avoid lighter colors that are too similar to your skin tone, because they can make you appear washed out.

 

It is best to wear colors that are contrasting to your skin, so if you have medium or darker colored skin tones, then you should avoid the earthy colors that are very similar to the color of your skin.

 

You may consider selecting a color that can help to bring out the colors in your eyes. For example, if you have blue eyes, then you may consider a blue or grey shirt. Or, if you have brown or green eyes, then earthy tones can be very complimentary to your eye color.

 

 

Specific Clothing for Certain Industries

 

You should consider the industry that you are working in to help you make your clothing selections. Keep in mind that a corporate headshot should have a different feel and appearance than a modeling headshot, and you need to make your clothing choices accordingly.

 

It is a good idea to look through headshots of other people in your industry, in order to get a feel for the types of clothing that they wear in their photos. For example, you might look at the company website to see the clothing choices of some of the leaders and managers in your company, and choose your clothing to match that same style.

 

Here are some guidelines for specific industries, as well as tips for both men and women in each industry:

 

 

What to Wear for a Business/Corporate Headshot

 

If you are working in a corporate environment, then it is important that you are wearing the right type of clothing that is common in an office. Many corporations have conservative dress codes, and you want to be sure that the clothing in your picture is the type of clothing that you could wear when you are going to work each day.

 

As a general tip for both men and women, it is best to wear long sleeves in a corporate headshot, because the bare arms are often distracting. Many people consider bare arms to be inappropriate in a corporate headshot.

 

For women: Make sure that your clothing is modest, because it is a bad idea to reveal too much skin in the picture. Choose a classy corporate style which shows that you are serious about your career. For example, you might choose a nice blouse or a collared shirt, paired with a suit coat and slacks or a skirt.

Also, make sure that you choose jewelry to match your outfit. The jewelry should add a nice accent to the outfit, without detracting from the overall appearance of your photo. Too much jewelry can send the wrong impression, and having the photo taken sans jewelry can appear too plain.

For men:Always wear a collared dress shirt, and you might also consider a suit jacket. If you want to add individual style to the photo, then you may consider options such as v-neck sweaters over your dress shirt, or a tie that makes a statement.

 

 

Actor Headshots

 

When you are choosing an outfit for actor headshots, a good guideline to follow is to consider the type of outfit that you would wear to an audition. Some actors are tempted to make a statement with their clothing options, by dressing in costume in their headshot. But, it is better to wear regular clothing so that you appear as a regular person instead of a character.

 

For actor headshots, you don’t need to worry about wearing professional, corporate style clothing, unless those are the types of roles that you prefer. Instead, select a nice outfit that falls within the general guidelines that were discussed at the beginning of this article.

 

For women: For an actor headshot session, it is always a good idea to avoid low cut tops, because they make it difficult to crop close. Also, make sure that your shirt or blouse has long sleeves, because tank tops and short-sleeved shirts can be distracting. Generally, you don’t want to have bare arms in the photos.

 

For men: Good clothing styles to consider are solid colored shirts or sweaters that have some type of a texture, such as ribbing or chain stitching. Long sleeves are usually best, and you might consider wearing a collar if it matches your personality. Crew neck style shirts can be unflattering, and should be avoided.

 

 

Model Headshot

 

As a model, your goal is to show the canvas of your face in the headshot, and if someone comments about your clothing then it means that you have failed with your clothing selection. You want to sell yourself, not the clothing that you are wearing!

 

As a model, it is especially important that your clothing fits correctly, because you want to show a realistic image of your shape and size. You may consider wearing different layers of clothing, and the top layers can be removed for some of the pictures.

 

For women: If you do a lot of beauty or skin product modeling, then you may consider natural photos that show more skin than regular headshot photos. Even though it is generally advised to keep your shoulders and arms covered in headshot photos, it can be advantageous to have modeling photos that show a little more skin. In some of the photos, you may consider wearing a spaghetti strap tank top or a tube top to show off the lines on your neck and shoulders.

 

For men: As a model, you generally want to stay away from corporate clothing that looks too professional. If you plan to wear a collared shirt, you may consider making it a little more casual by leaving the top button open and not wearing a tie. Or, you can choose another style of shirt if you don’t want to wear a collar. It is a good idea to stay away from crew neck or v-neck shirts, because it is difficult to make those shirts look good in a headshot photo.

 

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dcenotti@gmail.com (RC Imaging Photography) Branford Branford Photographer CT Photographer Dressing for your headshot session Photography RC Imaging Photography http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/8/how-to-dress-for-your-headshot-session Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:25:13 GMT
Mike J's Photoshoot in our Branford, CT Studio http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/8/mike-js-photoshoot-in-or-branford-ct-studio We had a great time photographing Mike J in the studio last week. It got a little hot under the lights but Mike handled it like a pro.

 

Mike J's portrait in our Branford CT Photography Studio.Portrait of Mike JMike J's Portrait

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Relay for Life Branford http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/relay-for-life-branford We had a lot of fun photographing the Relay For Life event and dinner in Branford over the weekend.  They had a few very good bands playing out side.  My favorites are the kids that played at the dinner.

 Here's a few of the photos we took.

 

 

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Durham Pet Fair Photos http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/durham-pet-fair-photos We had a great time taking photos at the Durham Pet Fair Yesterday. 

Thanks everyone that let me photograph there pets, we had a blast.

 

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dcenotti@gmail.com (RC Imaging Photography) Durham Fair Headshot Photography Pet Photography RC Imaging Photography RC Imaging Photography Branford CT http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/durham-pet-fair-photos Mon, 16 May 2016 21:20:52 GMT
Thank you Kyle B. http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/thank-you-kyle-b It was a lot of fun photographing Kyle and his family, looked like your kids had a lot of fun too.  Glad you loved the photos, can't wait to do it again.

 

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dcenotti@gmail.com (RC Imaging Photography) Family Photography Headshot Photography Photography Portrait Photography RC Imaging Photography RC Imaging Photography Branford CT http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/thank-you-kyle-b Thu, 05 May 2016 12:13:39 GMT
The reading room http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/the-reading-room Had a great time photographing Attorney Erin.  The building I believe was built in the 1880's, the wood work was amazing.  Blended the natural light from the window in the stairway, a window on the right side of the room and a small 20in softbox with a grid.  Gave Attorney Erin just a touch of light that mimicked the light from the widow on the rightside of the room.

 

The Reading Room

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dcenotti@gmail.com (RC Imaging Photography) Photography RC Imaging Photography lessons teaching http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/the-reading-room Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:07:38 GMT
Photography lesson 1 http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/3/photography-lesson-1 OK, so you stepped up from a point and shoot camera to a brand new with all the bells and whistles DSLR.  Now what? 

You can leave it on Auto and it will take good photos sometimes.  In this and the post to follow, I’ll take you through turning the dial and getting you off the Auto everything mode.  I’ll open you up to a whole new world of photography.  Photography the way it was meant to be with some thought behind it, and not just pointing and shooting.  Isn’t that why we spent all that money for a DSLR anyway?

In these tutorial’s, I'll post once or twice a week until we are actually ready to get off of the Auto setting.  Then will start taking what we learn in these next few weeks and getting out there and having some fun. 

Then I'll start posting bi weekly.  This will give you a chance to get out there and practice the lesson before we move on to the next lesson.

I’ll start off describing the features.  Then go into what it’s for and why and when to use it.  I’ll also describe how changing the settings on your camera and lens will affect your picture and why.

We will work our way up to shooting in manual mode.  Where we tell the camera what we want the picture to look like.  Not the camera guessing what it should look like.

Before we talk about the different mode settings let me tell you the three settings that will affect your cameras exposer.  Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, all will affect you’re your final image, either by affecting the brightness, depth of field or sharpness.

Will start off with Aperture.

Aperture is the opening in your lens.

A hole opens in your cameras lens when you take a picture.  This allows your cameras sensor to see a glimpse of the scene.  The aperture setting you choose changes the size of the hole.  The larger the hole the more light that reaches your cameras sensor.  The smaller the hole the less light that reaches the sensor.

Aperture is measured in f-stops - f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/22 etc.  Each f-stop doubles or halves the size of the opening in your lens, and the amount of light getting through to your cameras sensor.  If you know your correct exposure, if you make a change to the stutter speed in your camera you also have to change the aperture.  This is good to remember, will be using this rule a lot in my lessons to come.

One thing very important to remember is a large aperture setting that lets more light in are actually a smaller number.  So f/2.8 is much larger and lets in a lot more light than f/22.  This is confusing at first but after a little practice it will become second nature to you.

Aperture also affects your depth of field.  This is the amount of your picture that will be in focus.  A smaller aperture setting say f/2.8 (lets in more light) will give you less depth of field.  And a larger aperture say f/22 (lets in less light) will give you more depth of field.  Which means more of your photo will be sharp and in focus at f22 than f/2.8.  All of this determines how you want your picture to look.  There is no wrong or right, it’s all in what your vision for the final photo is.

If your photographing a landscape you would probably want a larger f/stop number (f/22) so all of the landscape is in focus.  That is of coarse if you want all of your landscape to be in focus.  It’s all in what you want your final image to look like. 

If you are taking a portrait you may want to use a smaller f/stop number (f/2.8) to blur the background so all the focus is on your subject.  It’s all in the way you want your final photo to look.  The best way to learn all of this is to jump right in and practice, experiment and be creative.

My next post will be about shutter speed and ISO.  All building up to when we can turn that dial and get off of Auto mode.

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Thank you Signature Construction http://www.rcimagingphotography.com/blog/2016/3/thank-you-signature-construction I had a great time taking headshots for the crew at Signature Construction in NY.  I hope you all like the photo's as much as I liked taking them.

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