In 2019, I scored quite a few assignments thanks to my fellow photographers. We have a plethora of great tools in the photography industry, including, of course, Photoshop, which we at Photography by Misty call PhoTox (get it?)
The problem is (or should I consider it a blessing to my business?), many of my talented friends don’t know where to draw the line when it comes to filters, PhotoShop and their skill set. I landed a team of 20-plus country club managers because their previous photographer took the liberty of reshaping their faces and giving them porcelain-like skin. C’mon, now. Only the Kardashians want to be that deceptive.
In their defense, however, a majority of our clients ask us to make them look 20 years younger and 20 pounds lighter. Sometimes, just to be a smartass, I give my clients (who are also friends who I know can handle it) the “alien-like” look they thought they wanted in a professional image. Seriously, however, a little goes a long way. Believe me, I want you to look genuinely great just as much as you want to look your best. However, we also like to keep it real here at Photography by Misty.
Here’s where I ask you to meet me half way. Together, we can achieve 10 years younger and 20 pounds lighter and still keep it real.
Ball in your court:
Get 6-8 hours of sleep the night before
Hydrate well the day prior and morning of your time in front of the camera.
Part of the well-hydrated process is to avoid alcohol the night before, which is sometimes a difficult ask. Oftentimes you’ll be coming in for a conference in Dallas, where the company wines and dines you each evening. Party pooper I am not. One or two could be acceptable as long as they are each followed up by an equal amount of water.
Coordinate a well-fitting outfit. Make sure your jacket buttons. Ladies, three-quarters or full well-fitted sleeves will be the most flattering. Avoid white and/or light jackets. Trying to hide behind ballooning attire will only add pounds. We encourage you and your team to send us phone images of what they are planning to wear.
And, don’t worry, we got you. We’ll help you with posture and posing that will instantly take between 5 and 10 pounds off the already-stunning you. Yes, I know, you are welcome. You can use these party tricks later to always be the best looking person in a group photo.
We at Photography by Misty love people, and it shows. Believe me, we want you to be your best as well.
We don’t erase, but we certainly soften wrinkles.
Together, we will achieve the best angles for your face shape, the chin situation, any scars you have and anything else you let us know. We may not see what bothers you (afterall, we are our own worst critics), but if you’ll talk to us, we will happily help you out.
The eraser tool in PhotoShop does wonder for blemishes, bruises, age spots, etc.
Basically, we make you look in portraits how people see you in person.
Yes, the proper pose will aid in weight loss, but we can also smooth bulges and lighten second, third and fourth chins.
The best part? We don’t nickle and dime you for your desire to look great. Again, it is just as important to us at Photography by Misty that you are your genuine best.
Go ahead, contact us today to update your LinkedIn headshot, your website image and/or the portrait on your business card (why that’s important will be in an upcoming blog). We are happily serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Areas!