FASHMOB XI - July 26thRead More
Over the years, I have tried my hand at a lot of different genres of photography. Most recently, I find that most enjoyment can be found in portrait and headshot photography. Asheville is a wonderful city to "get lost" in your craft and it is also a great place to find yourself.
Whether a client is needing corporate headshots for business or theatrical headshots for acting, I spend the first part of the session just talking. I really, really don't like to get my picture taken, so I can assume that most other people don't either. One of the keys to great headshots is to put the client at ease from the very onset of the meeting. Sure there are technical aspects that are needed for a great shot, but getting the person to connect with you (and the camera) is very important.
Most portrait sessions are taken at my studio, since there is so much equipment available and weather is never an issue. Sometimes shooting on location is needed. While shooting in the studio is very familiar, I really love shooting on location. Weather it be on a downtown street or in a law office, I love the challenge and the variety of options on each location.
After hosting the past five FASHMOB events, the planning doesn't get any easier. As each event grows in attendance, I have to find new venues and businesses willing to help grow with the vision. The mission of FASHMOB is to bring regional photographers, models, designers, hair stylists, and makeup artists together. This is a great networking opportunity for beginners or industry professionals. It is also a fun time, since the event is one giant fashion shoot with tons talent. Here are a few images from past FASHMOBs. The next event is scheduled for Friday, January 15th at GROVE HOUSE Entertainment Complex.