The Power of Personal Branding
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by Harley Bainbridge
5M ago
In the age of digital connectivity and information overload, the concept of personal branding has emerged as a crucial aspect of our professional and personal lives. But what exactly is a personal brand, and why is it so important in today's fast-paced and competitive world? At its core, a personal brand is the unique combination of skills, experiences, values, and personality traits that define an individual. It is the way you present yourself to the world, both online and offline, and the impression you leave on others. Your personal brand is not just a resume or a LinkedIn profile; it's the ..read more
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The Impact of Professional Photography in Real Estate Advertising
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by Harley Bainbridge
6M ago
In the competitive world of real estate, where first impressions can make or break a deal, the power of professional photography cannot be overstated. When it comes to advertising your house for rent, investing in high-quality visuals can be the key to attracting potential tenants and setting your property apart from the rest. Let's explore why professional photography is a game-changer in the realm of real estate advertising. 1. **Capturing the Essence of Your Property:** Professional photographers have a keen eye for capturing the essence of a property. From the unique architectural feature ..read more
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The Role of Professional Photography in Building a Personal Brand
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by Harley Bainbridge
6M ago
In the ever-evolving landscape of personal branding, establishing an online presence has become a pivotal aspect of crafting a compelling narrative. One of the most influential tools in this digital arsenal is professional photography, transforming your social media presence from mundane to magnetic. Visual Impact: In the digital realm, first impressions often occur through visuals. Professional photography allows you to curate a visually appealing and cohesive online persona. High-quality, well-composed images capture attention, conveying a level of professionalism and attention to detail ..read more
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Fake News?: Migrant Mother and How Her Story Was Changed
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by Harley Bainbridge
6M ago
It’s 1936, America is still reeling from the effects of the great depression and Dorothea Lange is returning home from her latest assignment, documenting the hardships of farmers in the dustbowls of California and Oklahoma. Lange is most of the way home when she has a feeling, a compulsion as she’s describes it, to turn around and return to the pea pickers farm she passed 20 miles back. And it’s there, she discovers, and makes the image, Migrant mother. Unbeknownst to Lange and her subject an image which would become the symbol of desperation, of motherhood and of the state of working class Am ..read more
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Bourdin: Idolised by Woodman?
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by Harley Bainbridge
6M ago
fig. 1 fig. 2 My selection of Francesca Woodman for this comparison was influenced by a recent article from the BBC which revisits her work ahead of the new Marian Goodman gallery in New York exhibition of her work. Revisiting Woodman I decided to look back at some of the other works I have previously reviewed and in doing so was surprised to find through the Tate website that Woodman supposedly idolised Guy Bourdin and his fashion work, understandable to a certain extent when considering her aspirations as a fashion photographer but surprising in the difference of approach to their wor ..read more
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Mrs Ova Heggi and her Mannequin, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1974' - Rosalind Solomon
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by Harley Bainbridge
6M ago
fig.1 'Mrs Ova Heggi and her Mannequin, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1974', is a black and white 15 3/8"x15 5/16" photograph which depicts a female subject within a messy room. The room appears large and depth-ful, with a myriad of discarded odds and ends, chairs, work tops and shelves each filled with stacks of indistinct objects. Behind the subject we see a corridor leading off to what seems to be a another dark room filled with detritus, at the end of walls filled with hung objects. Over the subjects right shoulder, left of frame, we see a wall clock and under the subjects feet we see a threadb ..read more
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Case Study - Lloyds Bank
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by Harley Bainbridge
1y ago
Lloyds Bank Lloyds contacted me looking to organise a headshot opportunity for the team members in Manchester with the goal of offering value as an employer but also unifying the brand presence online. Corporate Headshot Session Having previously dismissed the idea of using the company colours as a backdrop due to a prior experience, in which the images didn’t live up to expectation or actually match the brand. We decided to try the concept again but I guaranteed that the outcome would be suitable for their brand and offered a revision process in case they were unhappy with the final result ..read more
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Decoding the Cost of Commercial Photography: Factors and Considerations
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by Harley Bainbridge
1y ago
Decoding the Cost of Commercial Photography: Factors and Considerations Commercial photography is a powerful tool for businesses to enhance their branding, marketing, and product promotion efforts. As you embark on a visual journey to elevate your brand, one of the crucial questions you may encounter is, "How much does commercial photography cost?" In this blog post, we'll delve into the factors that influence the cost of commercial photography and provide insights to help you make informed decisions that align with your budget and vision. Factors Affecting Commercial Photography Costs Proje ..read more
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Exploring the World of Commercial Photography: Capturing Moments, Crafting Brands
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by Harley Bainbridge
1y ago
Exploring the World of Commercial Photography: Capturing Moments, Crafting Brands In today's visually-driven world, commercial photography plays a pivotal role in shaping how businesses connect with their audiences. Whether it's in print media, digital marketing, or social media campaigns, commercial photography is a powerful tool that can elevate brands, enhance products, and evoke emotions. In this blog post, we'll delve into the exciting realm of commercial photography, exploring its definition, significance, applications, and the creative process behind it. What is Commercial Photography ..read more
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Case Study - Positive Footsteps
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by Harley Bainbridge
1y ago
Positive Footsteps. Delivering Classroom-Based Learning, Career Carousel Events Bring Businesses And Schools Together, Opening Up The World Of Work And Making A Real Difference To The Aspirations Of Young People. The client, Positive Footprints approached me with the goal of documenting the implementation of a future skills program they had introduced to a primary school. The output was to be used in providing evidence to programme investors and stake holders of the success of their funding in supporting the initiative. The brief was to show interaction, learning and development in action. Hig ..read more
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