Okay, so I’m feeling all Bob Carlos Clarke tonight and you’re in luck. It’s going to be an exciting post.
My photo is on the left, a very well know headshot photographer in town created the image on the right. I pulled both off FB where they were both posted and I’m sharing for editorial purposes.
My photo got four likes and no response from the model. Seriously, after I sent her the photos, I didn’t hear a thing. That’s my mistake for sure. I’ve been meeting with people after photo sessions to go over their photos in-person and I did not do that for this session. I sent an online gallery. Lesson learned. Meet with clients after sessions.
Anyway, Mr. Well-Known Headshot Photog Portland got 32 likes on his photo – including one from the model!
Photography is a tough industry. Sometimes you can do everything right and still not get noticed. * sigh * Even worse, based on how the photos were posted on FB, I think the model first hired me, didn’t like the photos, and hired this guy. Ouch. I am seriously licking my wounds over this one.
“‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no” – Rolling Stones
Nah – ain’t that bad really. I just see so many other photographers get so many “likes” for work they post on FB when I seem to average three or four likes. I can’t figure it out. I see crappy out of focus photos getting ten times the likes I get on FB. Time to hit the camera with a hammer so it messes up the focus I guess. I am definitely not a FB or social media hero. I am still well under a thousand FB likes for starters.
And I feel like I’m shooting some really great headshots right now. Headshots I want to see. Natural light. Natural expressions. It’s tough when you pore your heart into something and don’t even get a shoulder shrug in response. Yeah, that’s me being a sensitive artist. Back to our regularly scheduled blog after this post.