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Have you ever wondered how it is to be in front of my lens?

Have you ever wondered how it is to be in front of my lens?

Have you ever wondered how it is to be in front of my lens?

100% of my clients are surprised on how fun and relaxed I keep their headshots session.

99.9% of all of my clients were nervous before their first time in front of the camera. All their worries and unease are gone once we start working together!

WANTED: New Projects

WANTED: New Projects

WANTED: NEW PROJECTS
As I am about to complete several larger projects, I am looking for your help to line up new projects. 

Word of Mouth is the best advertising: a creative’s work is only as good as the happiness of the client. 
As professional photographer and creative, nothing fills me with more joy than seeing my clients using their new headshots announcing a new role, or their business portraits for telling the world about leading a successful project for their company.

Litigium at Patric Pop Portrait Studio: How to find a satisfactory solution for everyone

Litigium at Patric Pop Portrait Studio: How to find a satisfactory solution for everyone

Litigium at Patric Pop Portrait Studio: How to find a satisfactory solution for everyone
When Nati Gomez and Mathieu Parreaux came to see me at my photo studio, in addition of creating solo headshots, we agreed on creating a portrait with both founders of Litigium on the same image. Since Litigium is all about common ground between two parties, inviting dialogue by letting go, I wanted to create a setting where both of them harmonise as much as they do in real life.

Free Headshot Critique

FREE HEADSHOT CRITIQUE

Studies show that it takes less than a second for people to form an opinion on you!
Are you trustworthy, friendly, reliable and professional? Or do you appear quite the opposite?

See yourself with the eyes of a professional, who is the preferred partner of a dozen headhunters in Genève / Geneva.

Comment below for a free critique of your LinkedIn profile photo.

Interview for Prodibi Pixel Magazine

Interview with Geneva / Genève based Headshot and Portrait Photographer Patric Pop in Prodibi Pixel Magazine.jpg

I am absolutely thrilled that Prodibi Pixel Magazine has been reaching out to me to showcase my work as Headshot specialist in Genève / Geneva !

In the interview I am talking how it all started and about my involvement as one of the handpicked associates of my mentor Peter Hurley and the Headshot Crew, the world's largest team of headshots photographers. The interview includes also some helpful tips for beginners in photography. And finally concludes with some hints at my next steps.

Prodibi offers a tool for professional photographers to show my images at full resolution. When you click on each image, you will be able to see each picture at full resolution at 100% size.

You can read the full interview here.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Patric

Detail of a Headshot by Patric Pop Photo in Genève / Geneva at 100%, screenshot aken on a 13" MacBook Pro.

Detail of a Headshot by Patric Pop Photo in Genève / Geneva at 100%, screenshot aken on a 13" MacBook Pro.

Learning from the best. Or how to shoot great portraits of regular people.

Headshot Portrait of Yves K. by Patric Pop Photo in Genève / Geneva

Headshot Portrait of Yves K. by Patric Pop Photo in Genève / Geneva

Is he an actor? No. Is he a model? No.
Who is he then?

Answer: a regular guy shot by Patric Pop.

Ever since I have been working as a professional photographer, I am putting my focus is on creating the very best images for all of my clients. Originally, Yves was sent over by his CEO at HP to shoot some decent corporate headshots with me - I spare you the original image he had been using on his Linkedin profile – and out he walked with some absolute knockout images!

That is also the reason why I do keep reinvesting a lot into continuous training to learn from the industry's leaders.

I recently completed a training with Jerry Ghionis in Los Angeles.
If you are not familiar with Jerry, all you need to know is him being the most awarded photographer ever of the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), earning him the title of Grand Master.

Will I start now shooting weddings? I do enjoy working with people, but there is so much going on such a special day, not sure yet if that industry is for me.
But working with Jerry Ghionis made me look at my work differently.

Look at your client.

While in the past I had been focusing on the light, I started to look more at where the shades define the portraits. This process lead me to deepen my portrait work and to bring in more depth into my headshots. Depending on the facial features of each of my clients I do choose the lighting style and background color that suits them most.

Winning the Headshot of the Month competition.

With my improved way of working, I did win the international Headshot of the Month competition in September, with the shot of Yves that you see here.
In the final round of votes for winning the competition, my image did win by a 2/3 landslide against Emmy award winner Tommy Collier!

Not only is this a greatly appreciated feedback, now I am invited to New York City to work for 3 days with my mentor Peter Hurley, the master of Headshot photography over the past years.
He will also take my own headshot! The full « Shabang » as we Associates of the Headshot Crew say !

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The Importance of Updating Your Headshots

As professional Headshot Photographer, I do keep preaching my clients the importance of updating their headshots on a regular base.

Some might argue that this is a sales tactic to generate extra business. While they are not wrong that clients returning for a new photo session do make me happy – but then, I do offer them a repeat client discount on future sessions – the reason behind my statement reaches far deeper.

The new updated me, reflecting my personal branding.

The new updated me, reflecting my personal branding.

My old Headshot as used on my business card. Time to change the cards!

My old Headshot as used on my business card. Time to change the cards!

It has been scientifically proven that a good headshot portrait increases the recognition value of any candidate or prospect business partner.

In short, having a headshot that represents you does help the other party identify you more easily. A prospective employer will be reassured that the candidate tells the truth, even if only when the headshot matches the real person. Can you believe how an up to date headshot builds trust and has any first conversation starting with the right energy?

Over the past year I did experience it at numerous occasions that my own clients did expect someone else!
When they looked up my website, they saw a creative, with longer hair and shaven.
However, some time ago, I decided to get my hair cut quite short, and to grow a hint of a beard.
You could say, going from semi-hippie to modern day hipster.

Often times, when a new client arrived, I found some of them confused as to seeing my headshot not reflecting my current look. Occasionally, this even created a moment of distrust as my personal branding did not match with the present moment. They would say “… but it is so easy for you to get a great headshot, why did you not update it?
 
Truth is that it is super hard to get, what I call a “high-end selfie”, a decent self-portrait.
There is no one to direct you, who guides you in minimal increments of millimeters. Sometimes, I wished I could clone myself for art-directing my alter ego!

Now, that I just took the time to redo my own headshot, I do feel better. Much better.
My personal brand lines up again with my persona.
It is a true confidence builder.
And I am also confident that the future prospects who inquire for their headshots taken, book the guy who is in charge of crafting good stuff for himself.

Looking forward to hearing your thought on this subject.

Patric Pop
The Geneva Associate of Peter Hurley's global Headshot Crew.

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