From fashion forward to serious and from friendly, fun and adventurous to crafty, knowledgeable, approachable and even classic, these head shots needed to represent so many different personalities in a very small window of time.
I am thrilled that ProBlogger had me up for the conference to do these head shots in the Olympus booth. I consider it an honour to be trusted to photograph people who usually run from the camera…there is a reason bloggers live on the internet. The spots were completely booked out within five minutes of the session times released online and everyone showed up (not always on the correct day) despite their nerves! While not one person walked into the booth saying having their photograph taken was their most favourite thing to do, everyone left with a smile if not actually laughing. I am proud of each and every photo and that in the 15 minute sessions, we were able to get such different shots to fit the individual blogger’s needs.
While many bloggers needed a simple and more corporate look others wanted carefree and artistic. Some hadn’t a clue what they needed, so we quickly got to know each other and down to the work of summing up one side of their selves in a photograph. Olympus pulled the whole thing together with brilliant organisation, fantastic people and amazing equipment for me to use. It was a wonderful opportunity to trial their excellent prime lenses and let me tell you, shooting head shots on their 25mm and 45mm prime lenses at f/1.8 while keeping eyes sharp was a breeze. The light weight and small size of the gear made shooting in challenging light and tight spaces fun. The whole weekend was a blast and I look forward to keeping up with all these new internet friends.
Thank you to everyone who came and said hello. I am sorry that I was not able to fit anyone else in and that I had such limited time to chat, but there will always be a next time. Stay tuned! For the bloggers I photographed that day, please look for an email from Olympus with details on how to get your full resolution files (two different shots each!) for download. I can’t wait to see them popping up on social media and other websites soon!