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We come to you. High Quality, High Speed, High Volume headshots for your Las Vegas Corporate Event. Looking for a better way to attract people to your convention booth? Upgrade your SWAG from mousepads and USB sticks to the finest headshots in Vegas. Your people will love their new headshots, they’ll look great, and you will look even better.

Need a better way to generate traffic to your Trade Show booth? Offer headshots.

May 11, 2017 | By | One Comment

Do you need a better way to generate traffic to your Trade Show booth? Do you need a way to keep them around for a while?

Are you giving out mousepads? Branded USB sticks?

How about giving out something everybody wants and everybody needs?

Gorgeous Las Vegas Headshots On-Location, Hi Speed, Hi Quality, Indoor Environmental.

People will line up deeply, especially once word gets out of the high quality, gorgeous, and fun headshots being given away at your booth.

Dell-EMC World was in Vegas this week at the Sands Expo.

Linkedin reviews the Linkedin profile pages of attendees, to help optimize them. As a sweetener, rather than give away the usual bag-stuffer mouse pads or USB sticks, Linked in decided to give away high quality, high volume indoor environmental headshots to anyone who came up for the review.

Over 3 days we photographed headshots for 200-300 folks.

All of the photos below are straight out of camera with minimal adjustment.

What are indoor environmental headshots?

Well, the popular environmental look is where headshots are made outdoors in a park or against trees or through a window looking out on a pretty scene.

Finding pretty scenes like that is probably easy in temperate climates like Seattle or DC where green is everywhere.

In a relatively small building like a law firm it’s pretty easy for everyone just to step outside.

But in Vegas, where our environment is dirt occasionally interrupted by drip landscaping, and where the convention centers are some of the largest buildings in the world, where it can take 30 minutes just to walk to a window, outdoor environmental photos are not practical.

Even if you can get outside and find some green, the heat can be 105°, or 40°, the dust, the wind, the dramatically shifting sun and light intensity and color temperature, and the suffocating pollen all can make it unpleasant to be outside. And did I mention that it can take an hour to walk any where inside the convention centers?

Yea. Seriously.

So, the solution I offer my corporate clients is that we create a beautiful environment indoors! My client gets to choose the “environment”, be it a brightly lit modern office conference room, or looking out a “window” to bright green vegetation, or a low-key familiar skyline at night.

NO GREENSCREEN.

And we do this without green screen. Greenscreen murders hair, it just doesn’t look right, and it requires lots of post production with a computer. And God forbid somebody is wearing green!

We use a different method, an elegant method, that results in a gorgeous look right in camera. The client can walk up to the camera or tethered computer right after their photo is taken and say things like “OMG that’s the best headshot I’ve ever gotten” or “Wow that looks so realistic and the lighting on me is fantastic” or “You’re a magician”. [Actual quotes.]

We can get through 100-150 people per day, per photo bay. My team can scale up to as many photo bays as needed to serve any size audience. Each person sits for an average of 2.5 minutes. It’s really easy for your people. It’s usually a lot of fun. Almost everyone walks away loving their new headshot. And the sponsoring company looks like heroes.

BEST. SWAG. EVER.

Need a better way to draw crowds to your trade show convention booth?

You may need high volume, high quality, high speed, studio-lit on-location indoor environmental headshots.

Let’s talk.

B+W Headshots On Location – an international beauty products company did a training in Vegas, needed gorgeous simple dramatic black and white headshots for their stylists.

February 28, 2017 | By | No Comments

B+W Headshots On Location. An international beauty products company did a training in Vegas, needed gorgeous simple dramatic black and white headshots for their stylists.

I shot tethered to a laptop, which synced in near-real-time to the cloud and to the 2nd laptop and tablet I brought. I also pushed my point of contact a URL that anyone could bring up on their smartphone.

 

Indoor Environmental Headshots at a convention on the Las Vegas Strip

January 14, 2017 | By | No Comments

Environmental headshots are all the rage, even for very large corporations. They look so fresh and contemporary. However they can come with a lot of hassle.

One of the largest companies in the world came to Las Vegas this week and their executives wanted environmental headshots, without the hassle, discomfort and risk of wind and dust and rain and heat and perspiration and a long walk. No problem. So I created “outdoor” environmental headshots right in the comfort of a hotel conference room.

Is your company converging on Las Vegas in the near future, and you recognize it’s an opportunity to create coherent, gorgeous headshots for all of your executives, employees, or guests? In addition to indoor environmental headshots, we also provide gorgeous traditional high-key and low-key corporate headshots. High Quality. High Volume. Fair Prices.

We even let you see and then select your favorite photo from an iPad/tablet (for later re-touching) in real time as they are being created. That’s pretty neat!

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Before and After – How We Love Your Images – Let Me Count The Ways

December 29, 2016 | By | No Comments

To see many Before & After images, keep scrolling.

LIGHT EDITING: Neon Museum - Las Vegas Gay Wedding - toning, bump exposure
LIGHT EDITING: Commercial Portrait: The Big Gun II Reality TV Show: Brightened exposure, opened shadows, vignette
DEEP EDITING: Commercial Portrait: The Big Gun II Reality TV Show: remove lighting structures, toning, exposure, vignette.
DEEP EDITING RETOUCHING: Headshot: fixed suit coat, brightened eyes and teeth, softened wisdom lines, softened hot spots, removed blemishes
DEEP EDITING RETOUCHING: Headshot: brightened eyes + teeth, tooth gap, hair flyaways, softened wisdom lines, removed blemishes, removed lighting reflectors
DEEP EDITING RETOUCHING: Headshot of Bob Nardelli: brightened eyes + teeth, softened wisdom lines, removed blemishes, removed lighting reflectors
DEEP EDITING: Aussie Elopement on Dry Lake Bed / Playa - nailed exposure, remove assistant and distracting rocks and dirt smudges, toning
LIGHT EDITING: Groomsmen at Rhodes Ranch Wedding - toning, bring up exposure, bring down highlights, bring up blacks, bump vibrance, vignette
DEEP EDITING: Commercial Portrait - The Big Gun II Reality TV Show at Pro Gun Club Las Vegas. removed lighting structures, toning, vignette
LIGHT EDITING: Floyd Lamb Park Elopement - dampen highlights, bring back sky, toning

I have a confession to make.

I love your images. Possibly too much.

Even though I’m known for professionally lit, clean, poppy, magazine style images with no Photoshop Sauce™ I still spend a lot of time making them perfect. Probably too much time. Which means sometimes my clients don’t get their images as fast as they’d like. Here’s how much I love your images.

To see many Before & After images, keep scrolling.

THE MANY WAYS I SHOW LOVE TO YOUR IMAGES

I deliver your photos to you only after each one has been carefully, lovingly hand-tweaked by the photographer or by a skilled digital artist to look their very best. Like a mom who won’t let the little ones leave the house with shirt un-tucked and a dirty face, I do not release my (your) photos until I’ve given them LIGHT EDITING in Adobe Lightroom. Each photo is hand adjusted in some or all of the following settings before I gently hand my babies over to you:

  • Color Temperature
  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Whites
  • Blacks
  • Clarity
  • Vibrance
  • Tone Curve
  • Luminance
  • Noise Reduction
  • Vignetting
  • Spot Removal

Sometimes, I even take your images into Photoshop for DEEP EDITING, like removing lighting structures and distractions.

Another confession: I don’t always make perfect images right in camera. Usually I get very close. Sometimes complexions etc require intervention. Sometimes I intentionally shoot with stuff in the frame that I plan to remove later. And sometimes, I kind of blow it and a great image is over- or under-exposed, hidden in my mediocrity and needs to be resurrected in post. But that’s seriously uncommon.

In the examples below I show editing differences that are quite small (the ones I pretty much nailed in-camera), all the way to ones intentionally cluttered or even oddly exposed with the vision of the end-photo in mind. I’m even including images from some of the outstanding Associate Photographers who shoot for STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY, who also shoot deliberately and with intention, and give each of your babies the TLC they deserve (Toning, Lightroom, and Cropping).  🙂

To see many Before & After images, keep scrolling.

EXAMPLES OF IMAGES BEFORE AND AFTER

LIGHT EDITING: Bride & Groom at Rhodes Ranch Wedding - remove distractions in the grass, bump exposure, toning, bring down highlights, bring up blacks, bump vibrance
LIGHT EDITING: Bride at Rhodes Ranch Wedding - remove distractions in the grass, toning, bump exposure, bring down highlights, bring up blacks, bump vibrance
LIGHT EDITING: Bride at Rhodes Ranch Wedding - underexposed, toning, bring up shadows
DEEP EDITING: Commercial Portraits Big Guns Reality Show at Pro Gun Club Las Vegas: remove objects (sign, light & light stand), toning
LIGHT EDITING: Neon Museum - Las Vegas Gay Wedding - graduated filter, toning
DEEP EDITING: DTLV Graffiti Las Vegas Elopement - bump exposure, paint out sky
LIGHT EDITING: DTLV Neon Las Vegas Elopement - bump exposure, bring up shadows
LIGHT EDITING: Bride at Neon Museum Smokin' a Cig - straigthen, crop, bump exposure, vignette
LIGHT EDITING: Headshot on-location - Simple Editing, Blemishes, Hair
LIGHT EDITING: Green Valley Ranch GVR Wedding - level, toning, vignette
DEEP EDITING: Elopement DTLV Graffiti - paint over sky with building artwork graffiti, toning
LIGHT EDITING: Elopement DTLV - nailed it - simple vignette
LIGHT EDITING: Bride at Rhodes Ranch - black & white, exposure, highlights
LIGHT EDITING: Associate Photographer Wedding at Rhodes Ranch - notice how Associate exposed for the sky, and by bringing up exposure and cropping he transformed this epic shot, all with intention
LIGHT EDITING: Aussies Nelson Ghost Town - bumped up exposure, vignette
LIGHT EDITING: DTLV Elopement East Fremont Neon - nailed it - exposure tweak and vignette
LIGHT EDITING: Elopement DTLV - nailed it - bumped exposure,
LIGHT EDITING: GVR Green Valley Ranch Wedding - color corrected, too warm, lens distortion correction, vignette
DEEP EDITING: Elopement Welcome to Las Vegas Sign - removed background distractions

Corporate & Casual Headshots On Location – Las Vegas

December 27, 2016 | By | One Comment

las-vegas-headshots-corporate-conference-the-wynnAre you bringing a lot of your people to your Las Vegas Convention, for training, or celebration, or recognition? What a perfect time to get high-quality headshots for all of your key people, while you’ve got them all in the same place. Or what a great way to reward your contractors or members who are out in the trenches with the opportunity to get a top-notch headshot for their website, their Linked-In profile, or other social media avatars like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

We come to your location, to the hotel where your conference is being held, where we set up studio lighting in a surprisingly small space – we need about 8 feet wide by about 10 feet deep.

You decide on your preferred style of headshot: high-key, low-key, or environmental.

We can set up as many bays as necessary to comfortably accommodate as many people as you want. Figure on about 75 – 100 people‘s headshots created per photo bay in a non-stop, all-day scheduled approach. Fewer per bay in a less structured format (e.g., people popping in at their convenience).

We produce between 5 and 15 photos per person in about 3.5 minutes, assuring we’ve gotten your guests’ best side, best look, best expression.

We can even live-stream the photos as they are being made to tablets and iPads where people can select their favorite right after it is created, streamlining the post-processing edit. All photos are lightly edited before upload. Advanced professional re-touching is an available add-on.

Want to get really good headshots for 400 people over the course of your Las Vegas Convention? We can do that.

Headshots for AVVO Lawyernomics 2016 on location at The Wynn in Las Vegas #LasVegasHeadshots #VegasHeadshots #LawyerHeadshots #LinkedInHeadshots #SocialMedaHeadshots #AVVOProfileHeadshots - http://www.StevenJosephPhotography.com

Headshots for AVVO Lawyernomics 2016 on location at The Wynn in Las Vegas
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Payment can be structured many different ways.

You can pre-pay for a certain number of your clients / employees to get their professional headshot with us. They just need to show up and we’ll take care of the rest.

Or you can pre-pay and ask your guests to pay a small fee to download from your online gallery like this.

You can pre-pay for professional re-touching for everyone, or make that an option for your guests to select from the online gallery.

High quality. High speed. At your event. What’s not to love!?

Portrait Photography for New Website & Book Cover

October 25, 2016 | By | No Comments

Dan just rolled out a new website and released a new book, and he needed some current portrait work to keep everything fresh. Dan was able to secure permission to shoot in a not-yet-complete condominium project. We spent a couple of hours moving around the space, and shooting against the white backdrop I brought with. Dan is a great guy with a great brand. It was truly a pleasure to collaborate on this fun photo shoot with him.

I’m really looking forward to photographing his wife Jannette on a similar project as she rolls out her educational consultancy practice.