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Apr 29, 2014 10:32 |  #1

Would you hire me?

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Apr 29, 2014 10:37 |  #2

Not to be a photographer.


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Apr 29, 2014 15:01 |  #3

why not?




  
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Apr 29, 2014 17:25 |  #4

As a critique of the image, I would offer that the lighting is a bit harsh, clothing is quite crumpled and comes across as disheveled. Tie clip is askew, the left eye is squinting as compared to the right. He needs some kind of color added to his jacket lapel or pocket to tone down the large amount of grey.


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Apr 30, 2014 10:34 |  #5

how would you even out the lighting? I had my main light source camera left and a hair/fill light high and to the right behind me. (I am the subject)

I was thinking the same thing about the shirt.

I don't understand your comment about the clip being askew. It looks straight to me?

my left eye is smaller than my right one. don't tell anyone!

I like your idea about adding some color to the lapel.

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Apr 30, 2014 11:21 |  #6

on a separate note, the suit jacket is too big


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Apr 30, 2014 11:24 as a reply to  @ jbsg02's post |  #7

I think a more tailored suit. No wrinkles and softer light would make for a nice portrait that would work well.


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Apr 30, 2014 11:49 |  #8

A potential employer doesn't want to see your suit. Come in tight. Give us a headshot. I also don't like what's going on with the jawline. Watch this: http://www.youtube.com …?v=Qe3oJnFtA_k&​feature=kp (external link)




  
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Apr 30, 2014 12:02 |  #9

It's better than a large share of what's out there on LinkedIn, but that's not saying much. One day at work I noticed a young lady in swimwear pop up on my "People You May Know" section. I didn't know her and still don't.

Start by cropping it in and try to bring down some of those highlights. Check out the advice accumulating here to go back and try again - my plan as well, thanks for the thread.




  
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May 01, 2014 11:30 |  #10

robertwsimpson wrote in post #16872366 (external link)
how would you even out the lighting? I had my main light source camera left and a hair/fill light high and to the right behind me. (I am the subject) Either power them down if they are strobes or shoot softer light with a softbox up close so you can wrap the light.

I was thinking the same thing about the shirt.

I don't understand your comment about the clip being askew. It looks straight to me? It goes up from left to right.

my left eye is smaller than my right one. don't tell anyone! Shot from your right side, that will help balance the eyes.

I like your idea about adding some color to the lapel. And then like others have said, come in tighter.

Thank you for your comments!

Either power them down if they are strobes or shoot softer light with a softbox up close so you can wrap the light. Put the hair light opposite your main, but you may need to feather it just behind the ear.

Tie clip, It goes up from left to right.

And then like others have said, come in tighter.


Shoot from your right side, that will help balance the eyes.


If you shoot it again post them. I always like to see how people take and use critiques.


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May 01, 2014 13:48 |  #11

I also think it should be from the shoulders up.

Also...the suit is too big, and so is your shirt. Maybe change your tie to a more conservative one also, considering this is pretty much a portrait for your resume.




  
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May 01, 2014 16:30 |  #12

S'all right. Crop it tighter though. It's a head shot, in essence. Background's a bit distracting. Maybe try a B&W conversion with a slight vignette? Loads better than a lot of LI profiles either way.




  
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May 01, 2014 19:10 |  #13

With a tailored suit also try taking a pic with the top button buttoned.



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