November 9, 2016

There are few things that can communicate your brand identity and corporate culture to your client base like a professional portraits and team photos. Coupled with a great website and social media strategy your portraits and group photos can say a lot about your business. We work with companies all over Central Florida and help them to come up with the right images to reinforce their message. There are plenty of options for creating these images whether your company does interior design or video game design.

 

Clean and simple is the most versatile in terms of design. Whether the photos are for a brochure, website or other kinds of marketing materials this approach gives you the flexibility to include the imagery anywhere you need it to seamlessly.

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Team photos taken in the office environment can not only give a sense of work ethic, but they also give context to your company while letting potential clients take a peek behind the curtain at what you do.

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Team photos on location can give a powerful connection to a specific location. For example if your office serves a particular area, using well known landmarks as a background can give your potential clients comfort in knowing they are dealing with a business that is local and connected to the community. They can also give your clients a powerful sense of what you are all about.

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The most important thing to consider when designing your team photos and branding images is intent. What will they be used for? Do they need to match a particular brand and scheme? Can I get multiple uses from them?

 

When it’s time to create headshots, branding images and team photos for your business, we can help you come up with the perfect look and style.

 

Call or text: 407-617-1231

Email: Julie@hughesfioretti.com

October 14, 2016

Our Headshots for Charity event in Atlanta was a huge success! We photographed 44 beautiful people who all came together to raise money in support of PPA Charities and Operation Smile. With the help of the great people at Frat Pack Productions in Atlanta who hosted the event, we were able to raise enough money for seven cleft palate and cleft lip surgeries. It is overwhelming what people can accomplish when they come together for a good cause. We are overwhelmed by the response once again and can’t wait to do it again in the future. Take a look below and you can see the faces of our incredible donors who came out in support:

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To find out more about PPA Charities and their mission visit them online at www.ppacharities.com

Learn more about the important work of Operation Smile visit them online at www.operationsmile.org

September 26, 2016

One of the most common questions we get when it comes to headshots in Orlando is what does retouching actually do? Our philosophy of headshot retouching is to keep you looking as natural as possible. It’s very easy to apply a skin softening filter and get that “air brushed” look, but it isn’t easy to hand-retouch every part of a person’s face to make them look their best while still looking natural. We work with many people in the corporate and entertainment worlds and we have developed the philosophy that retouching should make you look better but believable. Here are some of the things you expect in a basic headshot retouch:

- removing acne and other blemishes

- reducing darkness under the eyes

- enhancing color and contrast

- correcting discoloration in eyes and teeth

- reducing splotchy or uneven skin tones

- reducing stray hairs

- reducing shiny patches of skin

- increased sharpness

- fill in gaps in hair when necessary

Check out the examples below and use the slider to see before and after:

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September 14, 2016

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Acting Classes in Orlando 

 

Art’s Sake Film Acting Studio

680 Clay St, Winter Park, FL 32789

(407) 629-4800

http://www.art-sake.com/

 

Class Act Studios

11561 Lake Underhill Road

Orlando, FL.  32825

4079001982

http://classactstudiosorlando.com/

 

Truthful Acting Studios

5542 Hansel Ave, Orlando, FL 32809

(407) 309-0106

http://www.truthfulacting.com/

 

SAK Comedy Lab University 

29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

(407) 648-0001

sakcomedylab.com

 

 

Taping Services in Orlando 

 

Class Act Studios

11561 Lake Underhill Road

Orlando, FL.  32825

4079001982

http://classactstudiosorlando.com/

 

Florida Film and Tape 

3417 Lake Breeze Dr.

Orlando, FL 32808

(407) 297-0091

http://www.ffandt.com/

 

Orlando Talent and Modeling Agencies

 

Azureé Talent

1115 Kentucky Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

(407) 629-5025

www.azureetalent.com

 

BMG Models

2020 e. robinson st.

orlando, fl 32803

(407) 894-1910

www.bmgmodels.com

Brevard Talent Group

100 S. Eola Drive, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801

(407) 841-7775

www.brevardtalentgroup.com

 

The Diamond Agency

585 E State Road 434, Longwood, FL 32750

(407) 830-4040

www.thediamondagency.com

 

The Hurt Agency

400 N. New York Ave, Suite 207, Winter Park, FL 32789

(407) 740-5700

www.thehurtagency.com

 

Level Model and Talent

12807 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33635

(813) 814-4944

www.leveltalentgroup.com

 

 

 

 

 

September 6, 2016

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Social media guru, Kevin Landers joined Gary in the studio for a character portrait session and to do a Facebook LIVE broadcast. In the video he outlined his top five tips for using Instagram to help your business grow a following. For those of you who don’t have the time for a longer video (or those of you who can’t watch videos because you’re at work) here are Kevin’s tips. If you have some time the whole video is below where Kevin takes questions from the live audience and goes in to more detail on Instagram and social media in general.

5. Be Patient – As a business you should be growing at a steady rate but not everyone is an overnight success. Using the best practices for Instagram will help you grow an authentic, useful following that can bring you customers. If you keep working it it will pay you back.

4. Separate Your Platforms – If you are using Instagram as well as other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat, you should consider giving each one a different voice. If you post the exact same content on each platform, your followers have no incentive to follow you in more than one place. For example, think about using Instagram to show your behind the scenes, day to day activity and your Facebook to show your finished work.

3. Instagram Stories – in the same style as Snapchat, Instagram has added stories, a mini photo or video blog built in to Instagram. It is a very fast and easy way to personalize your day to day activities with your fan base. Think of it as almost documentary-style film making for the every day person with your phone. People are fascinated by the day to day lives of other people (like reality tv) and stories can be a great way to give your followers a glimpse behind the scenes.

2. Hashtags and Tagging – As crazy as it seems, using the right hashtags in a post can gain you more followers. Consider your potential audience and the kind of thing that they might be looking for on Instagram. Use the search feature built in to the app to research hashtags that can give a boost to your posts. If you are a realtor, think about what hashtags people might use when looking for ideas for their homes. It’s a great way to develop an audience with a shared interest.

1. Content is King – Not only do you need to post regular content on your social media platforms, but that content needs to be interesting to your audience. If you don’t have enough time to come up with original content for every platform, then stick to the ones you do have time for. It’s better to not use a platform then to use it badly. Most people tend to have a larger audience on Facebook because it has been around longer, but concentrate your efforts on making great content so that your social media becomes a place that your audience gets great entertainment or information. Selling hard isn’t an effective use of social media, making posting awesome stuff that connects with your followers is. Be consistent in posting and make it count.