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What people are saying about Top Boston Photographer Aiden

Meet Aiden

I’m grateful that Aiden’s on my team on hand-picked photographer every time I look at his photos! Simply stated they are masterful.

Meet Aiden

So how does a young guy like Aiden create photos on the quality that many photographers who’ve been in the business for decades can’t match in terms of quality and style.
The answer in that Aiden’s has been self-taught rigorously, spent thousands of hours getting to know in and outs of professional photography equipment, has experimented in various photo techniques, and most importantly developed a creative eye that defines who he is as a photographer.

A Journey

I was interested in how Aiden decided to become a photographer; His Authentic answer makes me smile:

“I grew up in the middle of nowhere in Delaware. I came to Boston to attend a music school with some mad hope of becoming a rockstar. Along the way, something happened. I discovered the art of photography. I chose photography and photography chose me. Following my passion keeps my heart beating. I do what I love and I do it well. (hope you will think so too!) Above all, I can be true to myself and put my heart in it.”

A word from Aiden’s Customers.

“Aiden was very professional and EASY to work with. I could tell that he takes his work VERY seriously. “-PAMELA

“Aiden put me at ease straight away and did a great job of putting together so many varied shots from different angles and bringing out the most photogenic in me. Very happy with the results!”-VIVIENNE

To book your own photo-session with Aiden CLICK HERE

Dating Profile Photo Tips: (Before taking Dating Profile Photos)

I’m amazed at how much money people (women especially) spend on hair and clothes in preparation for getting great profile photos only to turn up at the online dating photographer’s looking tired or stressed!

A good online dating photographer

Will tell you to get a good night’s sleep the night before the photo session. (Avoid partying that night; alcohol and cigarette smoke, even second hand smoke, can make eyes look red and puffy). Smokers should hold off immediately before the shoot; cigarettes deprive the skin of oxygen and make it look gray.

Avoid wearing sunglasses for a couple of hours before the shoot; they leave marks on the bridge of the nose

No Experiments

Don’t experiment with skin treatments the night before the photo session, though. The last thing you want is a skin irritation or allergic reaction.

On the day of the shoot itself, (If you’ve chosen to hire an online dating photographer) you should know how to reach the location, relaxed and with plenty of time to spare…turning up late and stressed will give you awful photos

Just show up and enjoy

And don’t forget, with the right online dating photographer your job is just to show up. You’re not required or expected to know any modeling poses or to present your best angle. If you are fretting over real or imagined flaws and how they will look on camera, a good photographer can work around those concerns during the shoot.

Some Good Advice

Whether you are 25 or 95 Having great online dating photos is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates; See how our great dating photographers who create profile pictures we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

Should you smile in Dating profile photos? (Advice from dating photographers)

It begins with a question

I asked several of my online dating photographers the question “Should you smile for dating photos”? and while I felt that most dating photographers would answer “YES” I wanted to look at this subject in just a little more detail

If you’re male and under 30 years old then please ignore this article, (As there’s evidence that looking away from the Camera may get you more attention online! for more about this see my Blog post Click Here)

For the rest of us

If you are over 30 then when you visit a dating photographer smiling for the camera is probably a good idea, but not all smiles are created equal.

There are the natural authentic smiles we display when we’re genuinely joyful… and then there are the forced smiles we endure for photos and polite social occasions.

Authentic

Authentic smiles are marked by wrinkles in the eyes and differ from those flat mouth-only smiles.

…it’s these real, happy smiles that get results.

University Study

In a study of “authentic” smiles, conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, demonstrated the impact of smiling. Researchers analyzed the yearbook pictures of 111 smiling women. Fifty of the pictures displayed authentic smiles. Participants expressing genuine positive emotions in their yearbook picture were more likely to be married and have higher well-being than their non-smiling classmates.

Never Forced

An experienced dating photographer will know that it’s never a good idea to force a smile out of a client. A forced smile isn’t genuine and nearly always looks fake and cheesy. I remember a negative experience I had-

“I used a bad dating photographer once, who didn’t make me feel comfortable, she kept telling me to smile, when I’m not a smiling sort of person… I mean, I smile but not the “cheesy” grin that she wanted, I’m just not comfortable when forced to smile-and my photos showed it-I felt stupid and never used the photos, they just sit on my laptop and every time I see them I groan”

Imagine

To coax out a real smile, Here’s a simple tip…imagine a memory that makes you really happy…when you do this you’ll naturally smile- and the muscles used to smile will lift your face, making you appear younger. Most of us are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what’s making them so happy. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away but a smile draws them in

“You know how it feels when you’re out and someone smiles at you? It makes you more likely to approach that person or at least smile back, right? Well, it’s the same with online photos. People want to know what you look like when you’re happy. Why? Subconsciously, they’re also looking for someone who might make them happy. So save the tough — or pouty — face for an additional shot if you really want others to see it. Post a grin as your main shot and reel in a date!”
Match.com expert Kimberly Dawn Neumann.

So smile but naturally…

Some Good Advice

Whether you are 25 or 95 Having great online dating photos is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates; See how our great dating photographers who create profile pictures we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

 

What people are saying about Top Dallas Photographer Greg

Meet Greg

I love Greg’s candid dating profile photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers.

Very Experienced

Greg is a master of creative photography and has many years of experience behind a camera (He’s spent literaly thousands of hours!)
Applying his technical skills and expert knowledge of lighting and pictorial composition for any and all genres of his craft, Greg Loves creating portrait photos that get results (His work has been published in numerous magazines.)

What Greg’s customers are saying

“Greg is the best! Top of line professional and super friendly! Thanks Greg!”- CARRIE
“Greg was fantastic! He is friendly and easy to work with, and he knows his stuff. “-AMY


“Greg was great, he is by far the best I have ever worked with. Great experience..On a scale from 1 to 10, hes a 10…”-WESLEY
“Greg is the greatest. He was courteous, patient and professional. As soon as we arrived we knew we were in good hands with Greg. His work speaks for itself! I highly recommend his services. “-MARY

“He was incredible. He knows his work. I would highly recommend him.”-KATY
“Greg is fantastic. Not only is he a good person, he talkes the time to make sure things are right and you are comfortable with the direction of the shoot. I give him my highest recommendation.”-STEVE

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos (Taken in a specific way) is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Greg simply CLICK HERE

Spotlight on Top Denver (Colorado) Photographer

Meet Monico

I love Monico’s photos-whether they are his senior or model photos or the candid dating profile photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers.

Very Experienced & “Natural, Non-posed”

Monico is a people photographer with 20 years’ experience “My goal is to bring out the best in my clients and show them how good looking they really are!” Monico says.

When Monico works with people it’s all about the customer. “I don’t make a big fuss on the posing,” he says, “and when I grab the shots, I let them know how great they are doing!”

Monico Encourages “On Location” Photo-sessions.

In Monico’s Words:

“I work primarily “on location” and prefer working with natural backgrounds that put customers at ease. Some of the most popular backgrounds are very simple like an old wall or a sidewalk with shadows in the background. Generally the backgrounds I prefer are the light and shadows that I’ve learned to use over the last 20 years.”!

What Monico’s customers are saying

“Monico was very easy to work with. I liked his laid back style which helped me to be relaxed. He was great!!”- JEAN

“Monico is a fantastic photographer. Honestly I was a little uncomfortable about the whole thing and somewhat self-conscious walking around on site in public and taking pictures. But I knew on site was better than in a studio, just looks more natural and interesting. But Monico made it fun and painless, seriously. It felt like the time went by and before I knew it we were done, he kept it relaxed and simple and told me exactly what to do to make the best photos. It was exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely go to him again for any other photographic needs, and highly recommend him to my friends.”-AARON

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos (Taken in a specific way) is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Monico simply CLICK HERE

Profile Photo Tips for Christians

Choose your advice carefully

Whether you’re 25 or 95, having great online photos is essential to your profile. However getting good advice on posting dating profile photo can prove to be a frustrating experience. Many articles advise women to show more cleavage and men to look mysterious and aloof by not smiling. This is terrible advice for anyone seeking a healthy, long-term meaningful relationship.

ChristianCafe.com has much stricter photo standards that other dating websites (probably because it’s also the only major Christian dating site which is actually Christian owned). They don’t permit photos showing cleavage, bikini shots, or shirtless men.

Love not lust

The important reason for this is that while they recognize that physical attraction is very important in a relationship and often the spark which initiates the relationship, the focus is on long term, healthy relationships between Christians and not short term, physical relationships which often fail. (The key is to be guided by love not lust.)

The idea here is to give you some simple advice on looking your best online and NOT to focus too heavily on the physical (or worse, sexual attraction with complete strangers on the internet-as this won’t bring you any lasting happiness.)

A specific kind of photo

Most of us know that we need good photos when online dating but- after looking at data from 11,400,000 profile photos we found that there is a specific kind of photo that gets people more attention online (For full disclosure: I’ve take the data we collected and using a little “common sense” adapted it to make it appropriate for Christian’s.)

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I’ve lost count of the number of people I’ve met who think they have good dating photos but don’t (ironically I nearly missed meeting my Fiancé because she had blurred photos.) People blame dating websites for lack of matches, or worse end up feeling unable to meet that someone special and find lasting love when it’s often their photos that are holding them back form meeting someone special

And while it’s not all about Physical attraction first impressions are important- and that’s especially true when you’re dating online…most people won’t look at a profile unless the pictures are good enough to hold their attention.

The Right Image Produces the Right Responses

There’s a difference between a photo that generates lots of responses and a photo that generates a life-long relationship.

A photo shouldn’t just show what you look like; it should also show who you are.

For example, if you’re a little edgy then a preppy photo will attract responses from people who won’t be great matches. Conversely, nice guys don’t wear ripped tee-shirts and show attitude, even if people tell you that those are the looks that get responses.

And women, while some people will tell you that cleavage shots might bring women more messages, AVOID them. (As I said earlier in this article be guided by love not lust.)

Success in online dating isn’t based on the number of responses. Forget the dating advice that you need to have lots of replies…You don’t need to bring in lots of replies; all you need is that one special person for you!.

Clothes Count

What you wear in your dating photo is as important as what you wear on the date.

You should look smart and casual at the same time- show that you clean up well without looking stiff and formal. And remember that casual doesn’t mean a dirty shirt and baggy sweats. Too casual suggests that you don’t care what people think-

Before heading to the shoot, put together several different outfits in strong, solid colors that look good on you.

When picking your clothes, try to put together more than one look for the profile. A dressy outfit would show you ready for a dinner and a more laid back outfit would let the viewer imagine walking with you on the beach or sitting under a tree, enjoying a picnic.

Arrive for the photo session in the dressier look; it’s always easier to dress down as the photo session progresses than to try to dress up.

Avoid busy patterns, prints, stripes, paisley, and elaborate designs. Stick to classic looks that won’t date and choose colors that look good with your skin tone. If you’re not sure what those are, there’s a ton of advice online that will help match shades to skin.

Also your outfits should be kept on hangers, not folded in a bag, so that they don’t wrinkle for the photo-shoot, and a lint roller always comes in handy for removing those flecks of cat hair.

Finally, (and we might have to break this to you gently) before the shoot, ditch the sunglasses and take off the baseball cap; As that the eyes are the window to your soul don’t take photos wearing sunglasses? You may think that wearing sunglasses looks cool but you’ll simply make it difficult for that someone special to see your face. And guys if you’re wearing a cap most women will assume its hiding a bald spot.”

Glamor Shots, Make-Up and Hair

A glamor shot is never about creating a photograph that shows your real personality. It’s about creating a shot the photographer finds the most pleasing. The photographer will often use heavy make-up, hair styling, unnatural lighting and lots of post-production retouching.

The result might be fantastic but it fails online…

People avoid these types of dating pictures because they know no one looks like that in real life — and if they do bite, they avoid them after the date because they didn’t measure up to the dating photos on the profile.

When it comes to using a make-up artist before having a picture taken, guys can do without. Women probably can too if they’re a dab hand with the mascara. One easy option is to stop off at the cosmetics counter at a nearby department store for a free make-up session on the way to the shoot.

Also know that spending hundreds of dollars on hair and make-up can backfire. If you can’t re-create the same glammed-up, flawless look for your dates, you’ll disappoint.

When your profile photos don’t look like you, they don’t serve their purpose.

When doing your own make-up, keep it natural. Apply using natural window light even if that means using a room other than the bathroom. Good lighting is essential to a good, even application.

Lips look great when shiny, either from transparent or colored lip gloss. (Matte, dark lipstick tends to have an aging effect in photos, so it’s best avoided.)

Face foundation and powder should be matte and exactly match neck and body skin tone, so that it
becomes invisible. You’d be amazed at how many women think they are wearing a perfect skin

tone color, when in reality the foundation is visibly darker or lighter than the true skin tone of their

neck. The camera sees everything, so you might want to update your make-up supply before their session.

And forget about that “age-defying” mineral foundation that contains light reflecting particles to give a youthful look. While it might look great in real life, it’s not camera-friendly. Self-tanners and bronzers will invariably make skin look orange, and glittery body lotion or make-up tends to show up in pictures as little white flecks.

Shine is the enemy of photography. Dewy skin is attractive in real life, but in photos it looks like an oil slick, so skin should be matte.

Eye shadow can look darker in photos, so if you normally wear a dark color, think about using a lighter shade for their photo session. Mascara, though, will make eyes appear brighter.

Grey hairs and dark roots are also something the camera sees, so if you color your hair, try to have it done no more than a few days before the session.

Ultimately, you should style your hair the way you would normally wear it to a date. If the shoot will take place outdoors, hair spray will tame flyaway strands away from face and hair, hands and nails may also end up in the shot. A plain clear nail polish always works. For dry lips, bring Chap Stick and for dry eyes, there’s Visine.

Guys have it easier but it’s worth spending a few minutes the day before the shoot tweezing away facial hairs to eliminate nose hair or unibrow.

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What to know if you take your own photos

As stated earlier we looked at the data of over 11,400,000 profile photos and found that there is a specific kind of photo that gets people more attention online?

We found that:

The type of camera you use has a huge effect on how good you look in your pictures”

AND

“Interchangeable lens cameras (digital SLRs) make you look more attractive than point and shoot cameras, and MUCH better than a camera phone”.

The reason that they say this is that the specific kind of photo that will get you the best results is one where the subject (That’s you) is photographed in Sharp focus while the rest of the picture is blurred.

Look at these photo examples and notice how the subject (that’s me) is in sharp focus while the rest of the picture is blurred.
Photos (Like these) feel more intimate and personal; they get a better viewer response.

Posting photos in this style WILL get you noticed more, and getting noticed online means a better chance of finding that someone special!

You’ll either know someone who has the skills and Camera to take these specific kind of photos OR you’ll need to hire a professional photographer who really “understands what they are doing”

Remember…Photos where you’re in sharp focus while the rest of the picture is blurred.

Before taking your photos

I’m amazed at how much money people (women especially) spend on hair and clothes in preparation for getting great profile photos only to turn up for the session looking tired or stressed!

Get a good night’s sleep the night before you take your photos, avoid wearing sunglasses for a couple of hours before the shoot; they leave marks on the bridge of the nose and don’t experiment with skin treatments the night before the photo session, though. The last thing you want is a skin irritation or allergic reaction.

On the day of the shoot itself, if you’ve chosen to hire a professional you should know how to reach the location, relaxed and with plenty of time to spare…turning up late and stressed will give you awful photos

After the Shoot: When to Retouch?

Photo retouching is best left to remove a stray hair, to correct color and lighting or help someone who has a minor acne breakout or razor burn, but no more than that.

“Often people work too much and get bags under their eyes for lack of sleep. Digital retouching can remove a few minor lines and show them looking their best. But if you have a mole the size of a quarter on your forehead, and you want it removed,  people are going to notice and there is no point looking like someone you don’t in real life.”

Retouching should enable you to look as you do on your best day. It shouldn’t change a body or a look….stick to “Light retouching” at most.

Some Good Advice

Whether you are 25 or 95 Having great online dating photosis important.
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Los Angeles Dating Tips (A relaxed easy date that’s garanteed to impress)

Do you live in Los Angeles? and need some Los Angeles Dating tips? Well here’s an idea for an amazing date!

The Getty Villa

If your date likes museums or Art Galleries than this is a  perfect weekend venue for a date to remember!

What I like about this venue is that:

  • There’s plenty of parking space an its an easy place to find!
  • You can meet your date here for 30 minutes or spend longer if you like.
  • You can admire the beauty of the place and the focus is on the surroundings so it’s a relaxed date where you can have a good time and get to know each other slowly and let things unfold naturally (Rather than a pressure of a dinner date)
  • As you need to book tickets in advance you’ll show your date that you’re good at planning things and that they are special!
  • If you want to eat there’s a REALLY good cafe, that has excellent food at great prices.

Go to the Website

And reserve tickets…its not that difficult to do! And Tickets are FREE simply click HERE and then click on the GET FREE TICKETS LINK

Some Good Advice

Whether you are 25 or 95 Having great online dating photos is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how with great profile pictures we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

 

Spotlight on Top Boca Raton photographer

Meet Ben

Ben’s a great photographer!-whether its the candid dating profile photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers or his masterful Nature photos.

Highly skilled & experienced

Ben graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Graphic Design and has spent literally thousands of hours behind a camera.

And he’s photographed some pretty famous people (Think The Grateful Dead, The Foo Fighters,  Fergie, Beastie Boys, REM, and many more.)

Getting to know a master photographer

So that you can get to know a little more about Ben I asked him 3 questions!

LookBetterOnline: (Giles) What do you like about taking portrait photos?
Ben:
The challenge in animating a person into who they are through an image. (this is really important, it’s the real you that you want to post when you’re looking for love online, not a posed, tense version of you)

LookBetterOnline: (Giles) What advice do you have for customers?
Ben: Be yourself and it will be show in your photos! (Ben’s positive and cheerful and easy to be around and will help you!)

LookBetterOnline: (Giles) What’s your favorite local location to shoot portrait and why
Ben: My favorite locations are where the customer feels most relaxed, this shows in the photos!

What Ben’s customers are saying

“”Great Photographer; Easy to deal with; Fast, Supportive and Encouraging Great shots “- STEVEN

”Ben is personable and friendly, put me at ease and made the whole session fun. My pictures came out great, too.”-SHARYN

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos (Taken in a specific way) is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Ben simply CLICK HERE


Spotlight on Top Oakland Photographer

Meet Angela

I love Angela’s photos-whether they are the wedding or engagement photos or the candid dating profile photos that she offers LookBetterOnline customers.

Very Experienced

Angela has professionally photographed wedding and portraits for many years and currently owns her own boutique studio in the Bay Area.

Angela specializes in people photography for all types of personal and business applications.

Angela Encourages “On Location” Photo-sessions.

In Angela’s Words:

“Most of my clients end up choosing an outdoor “On location” portrait session as those are MUCH better for dating sites. Outdoor portraits of people are more “approachable” and casual in style. I am highly experienced in taking professional yet very natural photographs outdoors with natural light, which is lovely. most of my clients end up choosing to go with the outdoor look! I have a great park located about 1-2 miles from my studio that is perfect”!

What Angela’s customers are saying

“I was really happy with Angela. She helped me through every step of the process from picking out which outfits to wear to making sure my hair was OK after I changed clothes! She picked a local park instead of her studio, which was nice. She made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. Thanks, Angela!”- GRETCHEN

 “Angela was excellent. She helped me pick out the best clothes for the shot and positioned me to take advantage of the best angles. She was very easy to work with, I’d highly recommend her!”-KAREN

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos (Taken in a specific way) is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Angela simply CLICK HERE

Choosing an online dating photographer! (What makes a good Online dating photographer?)

How Do I chose?

With a choice of many different photographers how do you chose the right one for you?
(Here’s a list of Online Dating Photographer “Must haves” to help you!)

Relaxed and Friendly

A good online dating photographer…is friendly and  communicates well with his/her clients.

(A good online dating photographer will understand that you  might  get a little stressed out or nervous, about taking online dating profile pictures.

Shallow Depth of field

A good online dating photographer will understand “Shallow Depth of field”…now it amazes me at just how many professional photographers don’t get this concept (The  term “Shallow depth of field” for non-photographers this is where the subject (YOU) are  in sharp focus and the background is blurred.

Did you know that that this style of photography gets the best result when online dating?
(These are the kind of photos that we’ve been providing our customers with for years)

Never Force a smile

A good online dating photographer will NEVER force a smile! They will know that it’s never a good idea to force a smile out of a client. A forced smile isn’t genuine and nearly always looks fake and cheesy.

“The original photographer I used didn’t make me feel comfortable, she kept telling me to smile, when I’m not a smiling sort of person… I mean, I smile but not the “cheesy” grin that she wanted, I had a tooth repaired and I’m just not comfortable when forced to smile-and my photos showed it-I felt stupid when I saw them and never used the photos, they just sit on my laptop and every time I see them I groan”

“John,” 46, San Diego

Not All photographers are created equal

Don’t forget…all dating photographers are NOT created equal! (LookBetterOnline.com only hires 1 in 60 people who apply for a position)

Think About This too!

Before you get a date you need to attract someone special!
Having great online dating photos is the most important thing you can do when dating online, we all look at the photos first! so visit LookBetterOnline and and see how with great online dating photos we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!