Gaslamp Glam

Brhum Bhatia Business, Uncategorized

We had the pleasure of working with the beautiful and talented Corinne Clark recently. Corinne is a book author and wanted something different for her portrait. She choose our new dramatic headshot package. This package is designed for people that are not afraid to experiment a bit with lights and shadow. Our goal remains the same – a strong, effective, …

Perils and Pitfalls – Working with new and amateur models. Part 2 : Quantity vs Quality

Brhum Bhatia Models and Actors

See Also : Part 1 : The Flake It sounds like a win-win situation. Model needs images, photographer needs images, both have the time, energy, equipment to make it happen. Let’s get these two together and life is beautiful.  End of story.  Happily ever after and all that… couldn’t be easier right? I wish it were so… If you visit …

Perils and Pitfalls – Working with new and amateur models. Part I : The Flake

Brhum Bhatia Models and Actors

Note : I am writing these articles  from the perspective of the photographer. Flakes can be photographers, models or in fact any member of a team. It sounds like a win-win situation. Model needs images, photographer needs images, both have the time, energy, equipment to make it happen. Let’s get these two together and life is beautiful.  End of story.  …

Light and Dark : Mixing it up to get what you need.

Brhum Bhatia Business, Models and Actors

This is the story of how two people helped each other out, both got what they needed and both walked away happy. If you’re looking for a twist in the story, a climactic ending of biblical proportions, well, there ain’t one, no seriously, things started off smoothly and only got smoother. By the end, things are so darn smooth you’ll …

Fit in and Stand Out.

Brhum Bhatia Business

It’s a paradox I see almost every day. My clients want to set themselves apart, yet they want to show that they belong. They dress in clothes that they know will be accepted, yet they want people to notice them above all others. Can it be done? Can you be ‘inclusively unique’ ? Can you be part of the crowd …

What is TFP?

Brhum Bhatia Models and Actors

TFP seems to be shrouded in mystery, yet it’s actually quite straightforward. But ask a dozen photographers or models about TFP and you’re likely to get a dozen different answers. It’s a loose term and it means different things to different people. So before you sign up for a TFP session, how can you know what you’re expected to bring …

Maria at BBImagery : Mood boards, Set Plans and Post Production

Brhum Bhatia Models and Actors

I had the pleasure of working with Maria at my studio in Burlington, Ontario recently. Maria responded to one of my castings for a model to collaborate with me on a series of B&W / Dark Glam images. For this particular session, I was trying three new approaches to my sessions. Mood Boards Pre-planning / brainstorming with Microsoft’s MoodBoard (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/1d38121c-ee72-488d-846d-8a396541eff6/) …

14 psychologists walk into a building…

Brhum Bhatia Business

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; 14 psychologists walk into a building… It sounds like the beginning of a joke but when the Oakville Centre for Cognitive Therapy (OCCT) contacted BBImagery for headshots, that’s exactly what happened. Dr. Stephen Swallow was looking for a photographer to produce headshots suitable for the OCCT’s new web site. He needed images of …

Preparing for your professional headshot – Part 3 : The Session & The Results

Brhum Bhatia Business

In the final part of this article we walk you through a typical headshot session with photographer Brhum Bhatia of BBImagery. In the first part of this article (Part1) we covered the kind of information you need to supply to your photographer prior to the session to maximize the effectiveness of your time. Tell your photographer if there’s a particular …

Wardrobe choices for timeless images.

Preparing for your professional headshot – Part 2 : Wardrobe choices for timeless images.

Brhum Bhatia Business

In the first part of this series (link), we looked at the kind of questions you should ask and information you should share with your photographer before your session, this article covers wardrobe choices and how to ensure your images age gracefully. Confess… Let’s start with a bit of a confessional. We’ve all got pictures of ourselves, that seldom see …