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Merry Christmas!

by Blake Robinson

December 26th, 2015    0 Comments     Add Comment
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This is a Christmas card one of my clients sent this year, from a photograph I took of their beautiful daughters.

Here’s wishing all of you a happy and healthy New Year!

M and M

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

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Thinking through Uses for Headshots

by Blake Robinson

June 28th, 2015    0 Comments     Add Comment

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What will you use your headshots for?

Wendy, pictured here, is an attorney and recently came into the studio for updated headshots. As with each client, I talked with her about the many possible uses for the headshots.  With Wendy, we made three different portraits and a couple of different versions of two of the pictures.

One of the places Wendy wanted to use a headshot was LinkedIn.  So, we took one of the pictures and made a version optimized for LinkedIn – a square shape with the specific pixel size that looks best on LinkedIn.  If you try to upload a picture to your LinkedIn profile that isn’t square, it will often get squished vertically – not a flattering look! Here’s the profile picture Wendy will submit to LinkedIn:

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Wendy writes articles for legal journals and needed a black and white version of one of the pictures. It’s best to have a good, crisp black and white portrait to submit, rather than trusting the publication will do a good black and white conversion of a color photograph. I’ve seen it happen too many times that a color image is submitted to a publication and the black and white version that appears in print is flat, almost milky. Here’s the black and white image Wendy will use for the journals:

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When you have your professional headshots done, think about all the possible uses for the images. This will may well prevent some heartache later on!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

 

3 Chateaux and a Cathredral

by Blake Robinson

June 12th, 2014    0 Comments     Add Comment

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On our recent trip to France, we saw a lot of – well – OLD buildings! Pictured above is Chateau d’Angers, home of the famous Apocalypse Tapestries. You can read about the Chateau here.

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Most of the days were overcast, but we did have a sunny day to see Chateau d’Usse, pictured above. This chateau is said to have inspired the Sleeping Beauty fable.  Read more about it here.

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This is Chenonceau, one of the most famous Loire Valley chateaux. Read about it here. Another view of the chateau appears below. Kings, mistresses, queens, lots a drama at this place.

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We also went to Chartres Cathedral, pictured below.  The most memorable story about Chartres for me is about World War II. As the Allies were advancing through France, they believed many Germans were holed up at the cathedral and were ready to shoot at them from the towers. There was an order to destroy the cathedral, but a Colonel Griffith ignored the order, went behind enemy lines and found out that, in fact, there were no Germans there. The cathedral was spared. Way to go, Colonel Griffith! You can read about Chartres Cathedral.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.
“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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