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Headshot Photography Basics

Before you start digging through the phone book and looking at countless galleries online, take a moment and learn what a headshot is and what purpose it serves.

The need is simple: You need an acting or modeling headshot. The problem is, you’re not quite sure what a headshot is or how to go about finding a photographer who can give you what you need. Before you start digging through the phone book and looking at countless galleries online, take a moment and learn what a headshot is and what purpose it serves. Continue reading “Headshot Photography Basics”


Twenty Sixteen child theme with enhanced customizer options

I started with Twenty Sixteen and embarked on my latest child theme project. Along the way discovered a lot of great things that can be done with a child theme given a bit of research and some creative effort.

When it came time to refresh the look my website this year I looked into a number of themes, both free and commercial, and while I liked elements of many of the ones that I looked at, none really offered the full package of what I want. Most of the ones I previewed looked great but offered limited customization options, and were so convoluted at the core as to make further customizations via a child theme impractical. So I once again went back to the idea of making my own child theme from one of the other WordPress default themes.

Twenty Sixteen is the latest in the list of annual default themes offered by WordPress. Twenty Sixteen goes back to what I like about the older WordPress default themes. It is a simple, minimalist design that’s not overly blog-focused. Out of the box the default look doesn’t suit my tastes, but the basic design itself looks like a good starting point for a child theme I could tailor to my needs and design aesthetic. Continue reading “Twenty Sixteen child theme with enhanced customizer options”




Anatomy of a Figure Shoot

I shoot connected to a computer that’s placed for both of us to see – as we shoot – and we’re able to evaluate what we’re getting in real time

I’ll admit it: When it comes to photography, I’m far more of a technician than I am creative. I may have a rough idea of what I want to accomplish, but until I actually get the model or client in front of the camera and we start shooting, the possibilities are virtually endless. I like shooting without a specific plan because it makes for an organic shoot – it starts as one thing and often gradually progresses into something entirely different. Continue reading “Anatomy of a Figure Shoot”