Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot and Event Photography: Blog http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog en-us (425) 260-4033 - (C) 2017 Mike Nakamura Photography mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot and Event Photography) Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:24:00 GMT Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:24:00 GMT http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/img/s5/v123/u515339690-o856818346-50.jpg Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot and Event Photography: Blog http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog 120 120 Will human photographers be obsolete? http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/will-human-photographers-be-obsolete I'm reading Average is Over by Tyler Cowen which discusses how Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacts today's (and in the future) workplace and society.  Then I noticed the launch of the StyleShoots Live “smart studio.” From their post, "...a new machine that can capture video footage and stills without a camera crew by using a robotic camera setup."

Will photographers add enough value to the machines to remain useful? I think in my lifetime, yes. Not as sure 15 years down the road.

Evaluating in real time if hair looks better down, back, one side back or not, in a ponytail, or bun, etc. is quite subjective so I’m not sure machines will easily master judging that and if they do, what is the best way to convert instructions to the person. It that stray hair distracting or a nice human look?

So many small details, like the subtle angel of a chin up or down and side to side and the smile in people’s eyes. Eyes can be shaped just right, not too open, not squinted and still not have “life.”

So many subjective judgements to a great headshot or portrait. I predict us human photographers are safe for another 10 – 15 years. 

StyleShootsCan human headshot photographers avoid obsolescence?

 

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Anna is confident and friendly http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/anna-is-confident-and-friendly Headshots need to show confidence and approachability. You want to meet Anna.

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Violet wants to look good on the speaker program http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/violet-wants-to-look-good-on-the-speaker-program Another reason for a new headshot, speaker program! 

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Meredith headshot... another professional knows how to look like it! http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/meredith-headshot-another-professional-knows-how-to-look-like-it Fantastic confidence in your headshot. 

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Corporate events are always fun - okay usually. http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/corporate-events-are-always-fun---okay-usually This one was really fun. Alaska Airlines, Blue Danube Productions, and Russell Wilson.

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Headshot for Ben http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/headshot-for-ben Headshot for Ben.

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Headshot for Elizabeth http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/headshot-for-elizabeth Great look for Elizabeth.

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Headshot for Chad http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/headshot-for-chad Nice new headshot for LinkedIn.

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Leilani http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/leilani Leilani just before moving to Australia. Fun to have her in the studio before she leaves the country!

 

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Thinking of team photographs at your company? http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/thinking-of-team-photographs-at-your-company This is what happens when you call me! 

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Nadie is great local talent. http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/nadie-is-great-local-talent Nadine is perfect for lifestyle corporate commercials. 

 

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Hot deal - Feb. 18th MUA and headshot! http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/hot-deal---feb-18th-mua-and-headshot Super deal for makeup and headshot for $ 280. Call me 425.260.4033.

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Robert went for the tough guy role. http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/2/robert-went-for-the-tough-guy-role Wonder if Robert gets the villain roles?

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Fun at headshot sessions http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2017/1/fun-at-headshot-sessions Yes, we have a great time during our headshots sessions! 

 

Headshots by Mike Nakamura PhotographyIt's all fun and games during headshot sessions.

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The NWMSDC interviewed me this week. http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-nwmsdc-interviewed-me-this-week The full organization name is Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (NMMSDC). I became certified last month as a minority business enterprise (MBE). 

Here is the full interview.

 

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot and Event Photography) http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/the-nwmsdc-interviewed-me-this-week Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:29:36 GMT
Powerful profile pictures. http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/powerful-profile-pictures I'm not sure we need another reminder about how 1st impressions are powerful. From the linked study; "The study found that our first impressions are sticky — very sticky. When it comes to likability, we don't tend to change our minds, even after meeting someone."

See the study here.

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Don't look down on me http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/dont-look-down-on-me When you cone to me for your headshot, I will never look down on you and neither should viewers of your photograph. Being on equal terms to the viewer demonstrates more confidence and strength. 

Confident, capable, and friendly headshot.Confident, capable, and friendly. Keep your power, don't let photographers look down on you!

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mike@mikenakamuraphotography.com (Best Bellevue Seattle Headshot and Event Photography) http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/dont-look-down-on-me Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:15:00 GMT
Don't forget corporate events - why hire a photographer? http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/dont-forget-corporate-events---why-hire-a-photographer Enjoy your event
When you hire a professional photographer to cover your event, you can attend to the most important people and the always present issues of the day. After your pre-event consultation, we'll take over.

Promote your event
Having the best photography to promote your event makes all the difference for future years. Even if this is a one-off gala, you'll want to tell the story of this celebration and document your project management.

I can help find a team most anywhere in the world, can travel to provide coverage, and create custom sites for delivery and archiving of your images. 

The below image is from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) conference in Seattle. Participants bicycled around to visit some of the local infrastructure. 

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Headshot for Lisa http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/headshot-for-lisa Lisa was in a few weeks ago to update her headshot. 

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Hair light http://www.mikenakamuraphotography.com/blog/2016/12/hair-light Okay, perhaps you want a hair light for your team headshots. When a guy like this hits the set, turn the darn hair light off! 

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