by Skip Cohen
A few weeks back, I shared a post about the importance of having a great headshot on your bio page. And as is so typical lately, a few people needed to argue with me about my suggestions. They missed my point. So, I'm making it again!
Meet Bev Walden - I've been friends with Bev and Tim Walden for easily twenty years, catching up at various industry events, but these days it's once a week with Bev's email blast of Tuesday Tidbits. She's a remarkable photographer and artist, and when I got one of her recent business/marketing emails, I noticed the headshot above, and grabbed a screenshot.
It's the perfect environmental portrait of an artist. And like the headshot I shared of Kay Eskridge that started this topic, it captures Bev's love for the craft. It's inviting and put together with the work she shares on the Walden's Photography website; it delivers a message of passion for the craft, trust, and expertise.
As photographers and artists, all of you have something you've never had before - an excess of TIME! Use the downtime to update your bio and, along with it, your headshot. Let's get rid of cheesy selfies and portraits that look like you asked one of your kids to capture the image!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.