How to Find the ‘Good’ Side of Your Face

Portrait for an article on how to find your best side by NYC headshot photographer, Kelly Williams

Science will tell you that it is more than likely the left side of your face that looks most pleasing to the camera.  Why?  Here’s what the scientists say, per Time Magazine: “Our results suggest that posers’ left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more aesthetically pleasing. Our findings […]

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Actor Headshot Tips

Blond actress in front of brick wall for an article on actor headshot tips

Hi everyone, I hope your week is getting off to a great start!  I would like to share with you a new set of actor headshots that I took while in Tampa.  The photos are of the fantastic emerging actress, Kelsey, and were taken in historic Ybor City.  If you are in the market for […]

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What Is Golden Hour?

Older woman wearing blue shirt

If you have ever done a photoshoot with me, you know that I am always advocating to schedule our session during ‘golden hour.’  But what is it exactly, and why is this time of day so important?  Simply put, golden hour (a.k.a. ‘magic hour’) is the time just after sunrise and just before sunset when […]

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Headshot Retouching Before and After Images

Headshot retouching images before and after of a young blond actress

Actors and models use headshots – a portrait literally taken from the shoulders up with a focus on the face – as their calling cards. Last week I had the pleasure of photographing an aspiring actress.  As with all of my photo packages, her package included basic retouching. This means color correction and minor blemish […]

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Acting Headshots: Practice Makes Perfect

Headshot of model with long dark hair and olive tank top

I hope everyone has some warm weekend plans underway (I’m off to the Pasco County Fair for more pig racing!).  I am so pleased to show you new acting headshots I took in Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park.  Chase was my model, and she was outstanding in front of the camera.  Though she is just starting […]

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Modeling Headshot Tips: Variety is Key

A photo by NYC headshot photographer, Kelly Williams, to accompany an article on modeling headshot tips

Happy Wednesday to you all!  I am pleased to share with you a new set of modeling headshots that I took of aspiring model, April.  The photos were shot lakeside in Winter Haven, Florida.  We had great light, and were able to capture the natural beauty that was all around us.

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Executive Portrait Tips

Man wearing red tie and black jacket for an article on executive portrait tips

I hope you all are staying warm, despite the wretched snow that keeps blanketing the northeast. I am pleased to share with you a set of executive portraits I recently took here in Tampa with my client, Abdulla, who needed a professional headshot to help launch his new business. If you’re in the same position […]

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Modeling Headshot Hair and Makeup Tips

Blond model wearing blue and black blouse

I’ve been taking full advantage of the beautiful weather here in Tampa and had another modeling headshot photo session on Friday.  Check out these photos of Darya who (like me) traveled from New York City to Tampa for vacation.  These photos were taken at Plant Park across from University of Tampa.  The rain was about […]

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Kala’s Tampa Modeling Headshots

Modeling headshots of African American female model against brick wall

I may still be in the land of paradise (a.k.a. Florida), but that doesn’t mean I’m not busy behind the lens.  Check out these new Tampa modeling headshots I did today with Kala at Plant Park.  Located next to the University of Tampa, Plant Park is by far one of the most popular spots in […]

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How to Look Slimmer in Photos

Woman with short black hair wearing purple sweater for an article on how to look slimmer in photos

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the dread of the annual family photo. If you haven’t already, many of you will be gathering in front of the fireplace to say ‘cheese’ for the camera. But rather than fear the camera, let’s outwit it with a few tricks to help you learn […]

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