Headshot Special

428130_10150630578836066_779943870_nWe are so happy about the opening of our new DC studio. SO happy that we have decided to do a one day headshot special to get things off to a great start.

Details: $75 HEADSHOT SESSION 2 looks DVD of headshots (15-20 killer shots) (hair/make-up and retouching are not included in this package)

Make-up can be added for $50 per person (requires an 30 early arrival)

Retouching is available for $40 per image.

Sessions will be booked at the top and bottom of each hour. (i.e. 9 am, 930 am, 10am)

If you have any questions of would like to book your session, please contact us at info@cedricterrell or 202-570-4019.

All Inked Out

One of my favorite things to do as a photographer is to work with other creative and talented individuals. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with Tommy, a local tattoo artist I must say I was quite impressed by his personal ink, aka body art. I had previously had the opportunity to see his paintings and work he had done on others, but I always find it interesting to see the work tattoo artist choose for themselves. So now we share it with you!  






These images were shot in studio using Hensel Interga 500s. Mostly with a one light set up and some fill. I used my tether tools kit to tether straight to my Mac Book Pro. It's a lifesaver.

Urban Heights - Fashion Editorial

A little over a month ago I was was walking home and noticed the way the light his the fire escape on my building. The area is just off the busy street, but at times seems miles away. I decided that it would be a great location for  a shoot and I knew just what I wanted to do! We cast for models and came across Clifford. He was actually a model that I had previously worked with, on a project I was hired to shoot last year in Virginia.

My assitant Mikaela and developed a shot list, checked lighting and figured out what time of day would be best for this on location shoot.

The shot list was set, the model selected and now, we had to deal with mother nature, as the clouds did not want to behave that day, but we made it work.

I had two main goals in this session, effortless styling and to make it not look like DC. Ah yes, and to keep it editorial.

So we styled the model in jeans and boots and a few other accessories that would appear as products; he needed to be selling something.

Like so many shoots, my creative mind takes over and I notice little things, that turn into ideas and guide the shoot. During this shoot, I figured out that I could stand on one building and have the model on the other. Was a killer idea if I do say so myself....which I do.

The final shot of the day was another shot not planned, but came to me as we were walking down the stairs. I had the model lay down on the stairs and I shot him from above. I love this image. It almost makes it look like he is standing, until you notice the stairs.


And here are the final images from this shoot!

Headshot Monday Spotlight: Don Mike

During the Headshot Marathon, I had an amazing shoot with an experienced DC actor, Don Mike. He hosts a music event every Thursday at the Black Fox Lounge, something which you all should definitely check out. While we only had two looks to work with, we absolutely nailed it. He was fun to work with and very professional about the whole process.  

Photographer's tips:

Be careful if you're wearing glasses at a shoot; if they're not anti-glare, they could pose a problem with all the lights that could reflect back off of them.

BE YOURSELF! Don't overdue makeup or anything that will make you look less like your true self. In the end, it's better to go natural than to walk into an audition and be unrecognizable from your headshot.  Wow them with your talent, not with smoke and mirrors.ImageImageImageImage