Choosing a Head Shot Photographer

 Jeff Walton specializes in head shots for actors and corporate professionals in the Atlanta area.

Selecting the best head shot photographer for your needs shouldn't be a quick process. Dig through head shot portfolios and look for consistency within the work. Then narrow down which photographer produces head shots that are in line with the looks you need.

To make this process easier I recently made a change to my head shot samples where I've separated the different styles that I shoot. The Modern (shown above), Corporate, Traditional, etc. When reviewing photographers' work, pay attention to expression and postures. Look at the details such as where the hair lays, the creases in the shirt, position of the collar, tension in the neck... that list goes on and on. All of those little details should NOT be random and they will make or break a good head shot. 

Lastly, look at wardrobe. Colors of shirts, patterns, neck lines, layers; talk to your photographer about what photographs well and what should be avoided so that you have everything you need when you show up for your head shot session.

The Experience with Bulgari

 "The Experience" for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

"The Experience" for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

Needless to say that I'm very excited to have the opportunity to work with Bulgari, an international luxury jewelry brand based in Rome, Italy with roughly 300 stores located in only the most exclusive shopping areas around the world. My assignment was to capture "people" and the "Bulgari experience"...

 The Experience for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

The Experience for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

 The Experience for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

The Experience for Bulgari by Jeff Walton Photography

Commercial Head Shot Session with Actress Jess Ennis

 Commercial head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Commercial head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Jess contacted me about needing some head shot updates for her agents. We decided to do a basic two hour head shot session in studio to give both her and her agents a variety of looks to consider. Four agents in four different regions chose a different shot. This is why I always recommend enough time to cover multiple looks during a session. 

 Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

  Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

  Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: eHolster Product Line

 eHolster product photography by Jeff Walton

eHolster product photography by Jeff Walton

Scott Quarterman, owner of eHolster, called on me recently to organize a product photo shoot to update his marketing materials. Based on his description of what he needed I worked up a proposal for a half-day shoot. We started in the studio focussing on clean detail product shots, then finished up outdoors so he could have some out-and-about lifestyle images featuring his products.

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Team: models Natasha Loudermilk and Max DiNatale; hair and makeup by Grace Armas.

Corporate Portraits with Mendy

Commercial portrait photography © Jeff Walton

Mendy scheduled a studio session for some new head shots to update her professional profiles. She took advantage of the opportunity to change a few times during her session and we ended up with a great mix of images. Some very corporate and some more casual.

Corporate head shot © Jeff Walton

Corporate portrait photography © Jeff Walton

Commercial portrait photography © Jeff Walton