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Is It The Right Time To Get Headshots?

The right answer is yes. The answer is always yes. Now that quarantine regulations are slowly being lifted it may be a good time to get ahead of the curve And get some new headshots especially if you have been furloughed or out of work for the last few months. You may want to rebrand or rejoin the work force. You would certainly need some new shots for yourself and or your LinkedIn page, social channels, or applications. We have been put in an unfortunate situation with millions of people being impacted on a daily basis. Not only do we have to think of our own well being; we must think of others during his time as well. When you book a shoot at my studio I have current Covid protocols in place meaning a temperature check at the door, a clean shooting environment (regularly disinfected plus air purifier) and hand sanitizer available upon request. I also wear a mask during the shoot. Between March and September my studio was closed. I was only taking outdoor portrait gigs. Now that I am back in studio I want to ensure that your portraits are done right.

Headshots are an extremely important part of getting your presence out there. Folks like to see who they are working with, working for, and hiring. A client recently shared a story about how she was hiring for a new position at her firm and it came down to two candidates. Both were extremely qualified and their resumes were for the most part equal. My client wanted to find out MORE about who she could potentially hire so she found her prospective new hires’ LinkedIn pages. One of the prospects had a professional headshot for her photo. She looked put together, professional, and ready to engage. The second prospect had a photo of her at an outdoor party wearing a tank top and holding a drink. Not only wasn’t the photo professional; it didn’t send the right message to the person who was now looking at her resume. After I asked my client what she did after she saw the photos she turned to me and calmly said “Oh, I threw her resume out. That’s a great photo for instagram but she’s not for us.” And just like that POOF. If she had a professional headshot she may have gotten the job. You may not think you need a new headshots but you do. Comparatively it’s a small investment in yourself for what could be a career with plenty of upward mobility. When you get to a certain point in that career your office would pay for your new headshots and not you. You’re moving up in the world.

A few things go into getting your headshots done. I always recommend that my clients bring a couple of outfit changes. Usually two to three with accessory combinations work wonders for someone’s photo shoot. We are creatures of comfort and with that being said I always suggest bringing something that looks great and feels great. It makes a world of difference to a photo. I recently had a client who came to my studio decked out in a freshly pressed suit. He looks fantastic but he was completely uncomfortable, which never makes for a good headshot. I made the suggestion of ditching the jacket and it was like a switch was flipped. His photos came out even better because he was comfortable in his button down without jacket. Again; we are creatures of comfort and part of my job is to make you as comfortable as possible when it’s time for your headshots.

 

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 You can reach me at 646-275-4750 and at nyphotony@gmail.com 

Your Headshot

If you’re an actor, performer, model, business person, or entrepreneur then you need professional photos to get yourself noticed.   A great photo shows that you are serious about your brand. You’ll see the difference one photo makes almost immediately, whether it’s on your company website, LinkedIn profile, Facebook Page, Twitter page, or in the hands of a casting agent. Connect with me to talk about your headshot needs! 

The Process

Booking your headshot is easy. Simply email me at nyphotony@gmail.com or call me at 646-275 4750. I offer in studio headshots in Flushing, Queens as well as on-location lifestyle headshots.  Once you schedule your appointment I suggest you bring two to three outfit combinations for the session. Generally, my headshot sessions last less than an hour. I also tether my camera to my computer so you can see the shots as they are taken! All images would be delivered at full res the same day via Dropbox. Edits would be completed after 48 hours of you selecting them. All images are yours to keep. 

Hair & Makeup

If you require hair and makeup for your shoot I have four very experienced people that I use regularly. Their rates start at $100 added to the regular session. 

Let’s Rock! 

Not only do I guarantee a stress-free session I will also direct you and coach your poses if this is your first headshot shoot. 

 

Booking your Headshots NY

 

You can use the contact form below to inquire about a booking.

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productshots

How it works

I cater to many Amazon and Ecomm sellers and offer in-studio photos as well as on location shots for your items. If you’re out of state and can ship your items I guarantee less than 10 day turnaround time on completed images. All images are delivered via Dropbox at full res and resized for web. I shoot on white for Amazon/Ecomm, Lifestyle photos with and without a model, and can do VIDEO for your product as well. I offer a package rate for over 2 items. You can message me at nyphotony@gmail.com or at 646 275 4750 Thanks!

What You Get 

You would receive all edited images via Dropbox or Google Drive at full resolution and resized for the web. Once images are approved I can send your items back to you as needed. I also work with a great group of models who can bring more life to your items. 

Contact Me With Your Questions

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at nyphotony@gmail.com or at 646-275-4750 I have worked with many product sellers and if this is your first time doing this I can walk you through my process step by step. Invest in your item and invest in great pictures! 

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Videos

Here are several video samples from interviews to event reels, to product videos.
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Shot and produced with DigitalTrends.com promoting The Grand Tour Season 2


Alpha Vest Kickstarter Video


New York Times Travel Show Video Shot and edited for the Hungarian Tourism Board.


Steve McCurry shot for The Lucie Awards

Product Video for Holtzman Knife


Shot for Gorlilla Survival Gear


Shot for Dr Frid: Clothing for Kids.


Shot for Jade Black Co

This was for client Victor DeValle. I shot and edited this piece for his website. This was shot on location at Gleason’s gym in Brooklyn.

Written, cast, shot, edited, including voice over – for Amora French Press

Shot for Brever Electronic Salt and Pepper Grinders

 

 

2020 Here We Go!

Better late than never. That’s how I feel about this blog post. It’s January 8th, 2020. Usually, I write these “start of year ” things a little sooner but hey, better late than never. The word “never” has such crushing finality to it, don’t you think? The connotation puts a finite bookend on whatever statement you’re making or some perceived rigidity in your life. On the other hand, it could also mean sticking to your guns. Never is a strong word. But In terms of goals or work, the word NEVER shouldn’t apply. It shouldn’t be taken as an ill omen, point of contention, or a finite bookend. The word “never “shouldn’t be spoken aloud to deride one’s progress or self-worth. Us freelancers ofttimes work doubly or triply (quadruply? just drooply?) hard to establish ourselves as a commodity, have financial stability (Mental stability too!) and reap what we sow. Freelancers cannot be lazy. We all have to strive toward seemingly impossible goals then move onto the next one. It took me years to establish a sustainable photography business. There are of course many ups and downs and truly when you’re a freelancer the term “feast or famine” most certainly applies. We go from the highest of highs to sometimes the lowest of lows but we chose this for ourself and I don’t know if I could live any other way. The thought of sitting in an office and being a drone for someone else drives me absolutely batty. That is something I may NEVER do again.

This is a big year for me. It marks seven years being a full-time freelancer. I’m closer to the ten-year mark than I ever thought I would be. When I first started I gave myself two years. If I didn’t find a modicum of success I would have gotten a job with Con-ed and let the overtime kill me and may have willingly stagnated my creativity. I’m glad this has worked out so far. I can also be very stubborn and a bit delusional and that helps with being a freelancer. Staying fresh also helps. I’m a big fan of removing old work and replacing those photos with new and better work. It shows a nice progression from where you started to where you are now. As a freelancer, we have to be better, right? Instead of just dreaming about the things we want we need to put the work in and go out there to get them. We have the power because we aren’t shackled to a desk most of the day. The downside is that because as freelancers we make our own schedule and sometimes have a little too much fun or downtime when we really should be concentrating on something else. Freelancers love the smell of their own farts. It’s true. I’m guilty. You’re guilty. It comes with the territory. We perpetually want to be the most interesting person in the world. We’re not. We’re just doing our own thing and it works for us. The reality is that freelancers struggle as much as everyone else. We’re all in this together. That being said there is no stopping you from achieving what you want. Most barriers are constructs we place ahead of ourselves that we think we’ll NEVER get over. It’s a matter of perception. Change your own mind to suit your needs. In many cases, we end up being slaves to our minds for bad or worse. Don’t let the cold clammy claws of anxiety or depression keep you from your goals. Don’t let them put the NEVER in your mind. Rise above it. You’re who you are and doing what you’re doing for a reason. Instead of a negative; turn that NEVER into a positive. I’m NEVER gonna stop. I’m NEVER giving up. I will NEVER yield. Throw what you want at me because I will NEVER stop moving forward. Is that all you got? Because it will NEVER be enough.  The ground will crack and tremble with every step I take because I will NEVER be able to stop reaching for my goals and when I get there I will NEVER look back and think of the bad days;  only the days that gave me the motivation to surpass my wildest dreams.

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Event

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Live Event Photography

 

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Your Lifestyle Photos

Clients often ask me what my most popular package is. My answer is always the same; one hour of walk around shooting time with up to three outfit changes, all images delivered the same day and retouches of up to 15 shots within 48 hours. I charge $300 flat for this package. More often than not I’ll hear an “I’ll take it!” Well, figuratively I’ll hear it. It’s usually over email or text or in some cases through the all-powerful “DM” (which in this case doesn’t stand for Dungeon Master for my D&D peeps) On occasion I’m met with some resistance and depending on the situation I’ll explain to a potential client that they are investing in themselves with my photography.

How does that translate? Let’s say we walk around for an hour and I take over a hundred shots. I may edit a certain number for a client BUT they get all images to do with as they please. There is an evergreen quality to a shoot like this because someone could take their shots and regularly post them and still have more in the catalog. Many of my clients do this. I’ll get on Instagram and see something I shot years ago and think “how cool is that?” We live in a very connected age so if you’re a blogger, journalist, influencer, style icon, writer, actor, model, or what have you; these shots will be beneficial to your career. Why not hire a pro to capture you at your best instead of taking those selfies or forcing your friends to capture your best side on your cell phone? They tell you they don’t mind, but they’re lying!

Besides branding and self-promotion lifestyle photos are a fun way to show people your personality or even get out of your shell and do something cool! Some of my clients want lifestyle photos just for themselves and that’s perfectly fine! Why not treat yourself with a little bit of vanity? There is nothing wrong with that. Getting your picture taken is a very personal experience that most people aren’t a big fan of. However, it works both ways. If you love the camera we’ll have a great shoot. If you hate the camera we’ll still have a great shoot because when working together we can bring out that dynamite personality. Also, side note: Lifestyle shots are great for dating apps. I’ve had nothing but positive feedback when folks use our shots online!

Another great thing about lifestyle photos is that not only can we shoot them anywhere, but you’ll have something to look at a few years down the line. You’re investing in visual memories of yourself, which can really be said about any photo shoot. Lifestyle shoots are fun and being in NYC there are plenty of amazing places to shoot. Doing this for so long I have a few tricks up my sleeve! I would also suggest really going for it when we shoot. You can always buy some fun clothes and return them after the shoot (Happens a lot!) I’m readily available in the NYC area with usually a week’s notice. sunglasses, lifestyle, product photographer, product photography, jadeblackco, lifestyle photography

ClientList

A project well done is of the utmost importance to me. Here is a list of some of the fine folks that I have had the pleasure of working with. 

NYPhotoNY Photography Client List

In 2013 when I quit my go-nowhere job and decided to become a full-time photographer there was no safety net. It was sink or swim. I knew my passion was photography and wasn’t going to rest until I could make something of the craft. This page is dedicated to my up to date photography client list. I have worked with many brands – domestic and international as well as many agencies, companies, and individuals. This page will be updated from time to time to show you whom I have worked with and delivered complete projects. You’re in good hands with your shoot as I am an extremely experienced photographer that is professional, punctual, friendly, and determined to deliver a great shooting experience along with high-quality images. You can follow me on Twitter for up to date information. My work has been published in many forms and I would definitely like to hear about your upcoming project or any inquiry you may have for your brand.

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ProductPhotos

How it works

I cater to many Amazon and Ecomm sellers and offer in-studio photos as well as on location shots for your items. If you’re out of state and can ship your items I guarantee less than 10 day turnaround time on completed images. All images are delivered via Dropbox at full res and resized for web. I shoot on white for Amazon/Ecomm, Lifestyle photos with and without model, and can do VIDEO for your product as well. I offer a package rate over 2 items. You can message me at nyphotony@gmail.com or at 646 275 4750 Thanks!

What You Get 

You would receive all edited images via Dropbox or Google Drive at full resolution and resized for the web. Once images are approved I can send your items back to you as needed. I also work with a great group of models who can bring more life to your items. 

Contact Me With Your Questions

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at nyphotony@gmail.com or at 646-275-4750 I have worked with many product sellers and if this is your first time doing this I can walk you through my process step by step. Invest in your item and invest in great pictures! 

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RealEstate

Email nyphotony@gmail.com or call/text 646 275-4750

I have shot interiors and exteriors for a variety of clients including architects, design firms, contractors, and real estate agents. I guarantee photos delivered same day of shoot and a fast turnaround time on retouched images as needed. The gallery below is some of my work for past clients. Thanks!