There comes a time in every life when a picture must be taken.
Unfortunately this time, it was my picture. I’m updating some of my marketing tools and they should have a decent (read: professional) picture as a part of them. I hadn’t had a professional picture done in about 3-4 years and that was more of a “shoot and dash” job (which honestly was fine with me).
But if one is going to market himself as the “Friendly, Neighborhood Voice-Over Talent”, one should probably look friendly if not neighborly in pictures, right? Plus I don’t have the goatee (this week) and that was in the last picture and oh well, let’s just get this horrible task over with.
See, I hate having my picture taken. Let me amend that, if its just friends shooting pictures, I’m fine with that. But on those very rare occasions when I am the subject, ick, can’t stand it. I get very self conscious and really don’t like that attention…which is why I don’t do on-camera
But bidness is bidnezz so a shooting we will go.
One of my friends from high school actually didn’t go to jail and in fact made a nice career for herself as a professional photographer. With the patience of Job, Lori Joyce (who not surprisingly owns Lori Joyce Photography) ripped the paper bag off my head and snapped some very nice shots. Then using her trowel tool in Photoshop, she covered up enough of time and nature’s mistakes to give me three very nice shots (she’s going to add these shots to her portfolio under the title “How Photographically Make Lemonade Outta Lemons – A Case Study in Fear-Provoking Portraiture ”).
So YOU have to pick one. Here are the voting rules:
1. You may one pick one of the above choices…there is no 2nd or 3rd choice
2. The marketing message I want to get across in these shots is friendly, knowledgeable, established and maybe professional…but not like a doctor or lawyer. Maybe I should go with “not an axe murderer.” Yeah, try that…
3. There is not choice “D” none of the above