New Author Headshots for Lydia Kiesling

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Author Headshots

In studio headshots for author Lydia Kiesling

For this on location session we used the Natural Light Studio with window light as the main source of light. Large black curtains are used to add shadows. What remains is a soft glowy light to illumiate the power and professionalism of this author.

A strong author headshot evokes warmth and personality and context to the mind behind the words.

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The power of black and white photography. A dark background and shadows of a color photograph can make for a strong black and white image. View Lydia’s example below.

Lydia Kiesling is the author of The Golden State, a 2018 National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree, and a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her writing has appeared at outlets including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker online, and The Cut. Contact her at lydiakiesling@gmail.com.www.lydiakiesling.com

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New Team Headshots for GridStor

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Headshots for Corporate and Small Business Teams

In studio team photos for GridStor

For this on location session we used the Natural Light Studio with window light as the main source of light. This set up provided consistent headshots for their employees which allows for future sessions of new hires to blend seamlessly. The result are well balance headshot photos the illuminate each person that projects confidence, professionalism and friendliness.

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GridStor is enabling the transition to a clean energy grid by deploying flexible grid-connected batteries at scale. GridStor develops, acquires, and operates utility-scale, stand alone battery storage projects across North America.” –GridStor

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Portrait of Carolyn at Wacom Portland

I did an awesome workshop with photographer Jason Hill at Wacom in NW Portland in mid-April. We played with multiple different set ups, models and lighting types. It’s was so amazing the play with new mirrorless cameras from Pro Photo Supply and studio lights again since being in the photography and design program and The Art Institute of Portland. 

Behind the scenes in studio

A behind the scenes portrait of the lovely Carolyn being photographed by another participant, Geena.​​​​​​​​
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Model: @carolyn_andrsn​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Workshop with: @jasonhill.photo​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Location: @wacom.experience.pdx​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Gear by: @prophotosupply @nikonusa
Left image BTS of: @supgeena

Portrait in Studio

Photograph of Carolyn by Erica J Mitchell

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Wacom Experience Lighting Workshop sponsored by Pro Photo Supply.

Professional photographer Jason Hill is leading a lighting workshop for beginner and intermediate photographers. Topics based around portrait lighting including one light setups and progressing into 3 and 4 lights, balancing strobe light with ambient lighting outdoors, using gels for color correction and for artistic flavor, and freezing action for fitness photography. The models and styles range from fashion to fitness.

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New Headshots for Cadeo Group

Cadeo Group Company Headshots

Headshots for Corporate and Small Business Teams

On location team photos for Cadeo Group, a clean energy consulting firm.

For this on location session we used the office environment of the client’s choice as the backdrop and used strobe light as the main source of light. This set up provided consistent lighting for all of their employees which allows for future sessions of new hires to blend seamlessly. The result are well balance headshot photos the illuminate each person that projects confidence, professionalism and friendliness.

View Company Headshots to view more examples or to learn about booking a group session for your company.

“Cadeo is a clean energy consulting firm with more than fifty full-time consultants based in Portland, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and Seattle, Washington.” –Cadeo Group

Our focus is on transforming how we use, generate, and manage energy by working with key actors— from utilities and investors, to communities and solution providers.” –Cadeo Group

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Tips For Authors Getting Headshots

Author headshots

How you display yourself online is crucial. Professional headshots from Erica J Mitchell are a great way to communicate your style and personality.

Your first impression in telling that tale is your headshot! Everyone professional needs a headshot, and everyone deserves one that conveys individuality and highlights who they are.

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What Are Author Headshots?

Author headshots are professional photographs used to promote the writer of a non-fiction or fictional novel. Marketing and communications use the author’s headshot for book signings and online publications and promotions. Most commonly, they are used for the “about the author” on the book itself.

Author headshots can also be used on business cards, personal blogs or websites or press releases.

A strong author headshot evokes professionalism, warmth and personality and context to the mind behind the words.

Why is it Important to Have a Great Author Headshot?

A great headshot is an effective way to help people identify you and you work as a writer. 

There are many reasons why having a good author headshot is important:

  • Create a Strong First Impression. When people are looking you up via your website or social media, your author headshot can help establish a great first impression. Whether it’s potential publishers or readers, business partners or employers, people want to know who they’re engaging with. The book itself, an About Us page or LinkedIn profile is often the first place they look and your headshot can deliver
  • Build Trust. Publisher and reader relationships come first. With strong author headshots featuring a professionally dressed and welcoming writer, you can build and strengthen trust with your most valued relationships. It builds a connection and humanizes you to those looking at your picture. Remember, most people relate with a person, not a company
  • Reinforce Values. What message does your writing business want to convey about what is important? By connecting your face to your name, you want to be sure you are delivering the core values and messages
  • Commitment to Quality. A selfie or cropped photo of a family vacation is not a professional author headshot. You want photos to reflect the professionalism, poise and commitment to excellence you aspire to every day to come across in your headshots

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What Do I Wear for a Corporate Headshot?

Wardrobe matters greatly. In most professions, men will wear a suit in a dark color, with muted patters and solid ties. Women should consider a professional suit or office wear, again without bold or busy patterns and avoid short sleeves.

Photographer Erica J Mitchell has extensive experience developing corporate headshots and offers individual and group rates.

To learn more and see examples of her corporate headshot clients, contact her today.

What Makes a Good Author Headshot?

A good author headshot should consist of the following:

1. A background, either within your favorite setting or, based on the design, a colored backdrop

2. The right look, whether it’s your hair, makeup, accessories, or eyeglasses, can help convey the message you seek. Also consider your smile. You want it to be natural and unforced

3. Good posture, because body language says so much. Stand or sit comfortably but not too stiffly. Work with your professional photographer to try different types of profile positions to find one that works

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How Much Do Author Headshots Cost?

Professional author headshots start at $300, depending on factors like location and number of photos needed. Contact us for group pricing.

All packages include
  Session time
  Studio rental
  Number of high resolution fully edited photos delivered to you in an easy online gallery

Pricing is based on the amount of time used to photograph in a session, which determines how many images you will have to view and select from in the proof gallery. The amount of final retouched photos received in the package. You will receive final high-resolution retouched images in multiple crops and file formats for easy use.

To book a session, a 50% deposit is required. Payments can be made through Square, Paypal or check.

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Professional Headshots in Portland

Professional
Headshots in Portland

How you display yourself online is crucial. Professional headshots from Erica J Mitchell are a great way to communicate your style and personality.

Your first impression in telling that tale is your headshot! Everyone professional needs a headshot, and everyone deserves one that conveys individuality and highlights who they are.

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What Are Professional Headshots Important?

Have you ever met someone who you immediately felt comfortable with and saw as an expert? Most people form their “first impressions” of others in less than a few seconds. These early impressions have a big influence on who they hire, buy from, and listen to. And in today’s digital world, most first impressions occur online. LinkedIn is used by hiring managers to screen job applicants. Employees’ web profiles are checked by potential clients to discover if they are trustworthy. The company’s About Us page is where investors and donors may learn more about the company’s executives. Making a solid first impression with these people requires a stunning professional headshot, which has a significant impact on how people form their first impression of you and sets you apart from the competition.
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What Makes a Professional Headshots?

Professional headshots are portraits that someone will use on a variety of places, both online and offline. Many professionals will use their portrait on websites, business cards, press releases, and social media profiles. The term “headshot” simply refers to a portrait snapshot that focuses on the upper torso and face. Professional headshots are used to inspire others that you are trustworthy, friendly, and capable. A professional photographer may use the background or environment, your pose, the clothing you’re wearing, and overall lighting in a variety of ways to help you visually portray those things.
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What are the best backdrops for professional headshots?

We’ll work with you to decide on the best backdrop to relay the sentiment you’re looking for. We offer outdoors, on location and studio backdrops for your headshot.

Sometimes a neutral backdrop in white, gray, or black is best for professional services like law and finance.

If you work in the creative industries, non-profits, or tech, sometimes a more colorful studio backdrop or an outdoor session will liven up your professional headshots.

In-office sessions are a great way to give a viewer a peek inside your company. These photographs usually have a little more personality about them and help people see more into your professional culture.

Having a variety of professional headshots is great to keep this fresh and you utilize your headshots across platforms, especially if you’re a top executive, entrepreneur, or thought leader. To compliment your studio headshots, having some outdoor or in-office headshots will definitely add more variation and allow people to see many sides of you.

How Much Do Professional Headshots Cost?

Professional headshots start at $300, depending on factors like location and number of photos needed. 1. The amount of time used to photograph in a session, which determines how many images you willl have to view and select from in the proof gallery. 2. The amount of final retouched photos received in the package. What you receive Final high-resolution retouched images in multiple crops and file formats for easy use.

To book a session, a 50% deposit is required. Call or email for scheduling. Payments can be made through Square, Paypal or check.

For use of the indoor natural light studio there is $60 minimum at cost fee.

If you need headshots for your employees, contact us for pricing packages.

Studio strobe lighting may be used in poor lighting conditions as a way to mimic the natural lighting or any other desired style upon request may include additional costs.

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