Professional Headshots: Six-in-One, 6/1

There’s no one right way to photograph a subject, but there are always better and worse ways of capturing a professional headshot. I start by asking basic questions. Spending time, even if only briefly, listening to answers and observing body language helps me navigate endless choices on location and during post production. Here are a few of my kick starters:

—Who are you?
—What’s the objective?
—What does success look like?
—Why are we doing this?

Those questions are just as effective in other professions as they are in headshot photography.

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Bay Area Portrait Photography

One of the rewards of photography is the opportunity to capture people at different stages of life—from graduating seniors to business professionals—and visit gorgeous locations, like Yosemite, and photograph the world’s most iconic rock formation at different times of the day. Please enjoy!

Bay Area senior portraits

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Landscape photography

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Bay Area corporate headshots

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Dana McKay, 2021

Late last year, an aspiring model-actor hired me to explore posing, lighting, and different editing styles. Our collaboration resulted in some outstanding headshots and portraits. My personal favorite is the vintage classic pose of Dana on the chair awash in ambient light. I especially like the color version, because of the drama taking place between the color of the eyes and lips. Scroll down, and let me know what you think.

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neilson corporate portrait photography model san jose bay area ambient eyes dana mckay black and white
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Passions Rule

This is Keith Flemming, a graphic designer, a singer-songwriter, a poet, a photographer, an author, and a man on a pilgrimage. I stop for passions wherever I find them. I observe and study them. I learn from them, always. A life without passion is objectionable. You can quote me on that 🙂

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neilson portrait photography bay area san jose photographer keith flemming singer song-writer poet environmental portrait with guitar
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neilson portrait photography bay area san jose photographer keith flemming singer song-writer poet looking down off lens
neilson portrait photography bay area san jose photographer keith flemming singer song-writer poet guitar singing

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Spring Break

Cooped up.
Must create something.
Anything, here’s a concept piece—
A photo essay on spring break in the time of COVID-19.

Isolation

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Suspicion

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Disorientation

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Resignation

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Asphyxiation

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When shelter in place is well behind us, contact me for kids, teens, couples, family, and corporate photography in the Bay Area. Subscribe to my newsletter for updates, offers, and inspiration.