QuickPost: Your LinkedIn Photo

Not everybody’s LinkedIn picture is terrible, but many, many are. I’m assuming yours is not among them. Briefly, can we talk about why?

I think we can safely blame cell phones. Phones are made for inebriated selfies, not sober portraits! You’ve heard camera lenses referred to as “wide angle” or “telephoto” and that means this: Wide angle is for Yosemite landscapes, telephoto is for faces. Your phone is wide angle.edBut a real portrait is taken from even further away than 5 feet. Why? It’s more flattering, and the background goes more out of focus. Good reasons.Screen Shot 2018-04-13 at 5.11.01 PMLinkedIn’s Julie Inouye wrote a blog post about how to shoot a “great, non-professional” profile photo. However, she used a professional photo made with a telephoto lens as the example! And choosing a cool filter won’t help.


Before and After, courtesy 3 Chicks that Click Photography

Now, there are a hundred other reasons why to arrange for a good Linkedin (or company website) photo, including first impressions, flattering lighting, and proper posing. But when you compare before and after, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.

How do you want yourself or your company to be represented? Just like with plumbing, it’s usually best to call a pro. Or just email one at paul@altitudearts.com!


Conference Photography

Big sales conferences are always a great way to spend a couple days. Clients are busy, happy, and sipping the endless coffee, while attendees enjoying face time with far-flung colleagues and taking home awards.

And my clients have long since been taking me with them, when they’ve outgrown or outclassed local hotel venues for warmer climes or bigger ballrooms.


When you’re planning your next big conference, give me a call. I’ll be happy to go over past work, kind words from other clients, and budgets with you. See more conference photography here.

Animal Planet’s ‘Animal House’

Animal Planet, who I had never shot for, has an amazing project underway right now. It’s a location drama (Don’t call it a reality show!) centered around Dr. Jeff Young of Planned Pethood in Denver (and founder of Planned Pethood Int’l). AP’s cameras are living in his busy, cramped veterinary clinic for the next couple months, and documenting the drama and emotions of animal care.


Dr. Jeff at first seems gruff and maybe a little overworked, but put a sick kitten in his hands and the Zen healer comes flowing out. You see, his office offers help to any animal, not matter how sick, and charges based on the owner’s resources.


The show is being produced by DoubleAct TV in London. Don’t miss this wild ride when it airs on Animal Planet later this year.

Ahead in the Polls

Every fourth year brings a slew of political calls to the studio, few of which I have any interest in returning. But when we finally get out in the field, quite literally in some cases, we have a great time and make some really nice-looking work.

Yes, the 2016 campaign season is just around the corner.