Business Portraits – More Than Meets the Eye

“Make certain your image creates a strong, positive first impression on your behalf!”

There’s more than a cliche in that statement. The common phrase “headshot” or “head shot” is your online introduction to new contacts in business.  Consider it to be what it is – a business portrait to ensure a good first impression.

Creating the proper business portrait is about a lot more than the equipment used.  It’s about the skill of the photographer to present YOU to those who’ll see you in a manner that they’ll remember positively.  We at Jeff Behm Photography are experienced in how to help you make that positive impact.

Call today to make that strong, positive statement!  724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com

Visit our headshot gallery at https://www.jeffbehm.com/headshots or additional business portraits at https://www.jeffbehm.com/executives

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JEFF BEHM PHOTOGRAPHY: THE PROCESS.

The Process? What does that mean?

Think of this as a description of how things progress – from start to finish – in a simple graphic outline.

Making Sense of a Photographic Advertising Project

Getting Started: What To Do?

A Guide to Some Necessary Steps

Wrapping Up Your Advertising Photography

Professional Advertising Imagery – Call 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com

For more information see these links: https://www.behmphoto.com/foodjewelryheadshotsproducts-part-1/ https://www.behmphoto.com/foodjewelryheadshotsproducts-part-2/ https://www.behmphoto.com/foodjewelryheadshotsand-more-part-3/

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What do you sell? Yeah! We Photograph That!

Act NOW! Extraordinary photography for extraordinary products and services

Want to see more? Browse our gallery at www.jeffbehm.com or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/behm_jeff/

Food and jewelry are the kinds of products for which we’re best known. But sailboats, trolly cars, military hardware, furniture and train cars are among the products we have successfully photographed for clients around the US, Canada and the UK.

#advertising #food #jewelry #product

Call today! 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffjeffbehm-com

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Jewelry: in focus, front to back

Necklace with precious stones

Gemstone necklace, sharply in focus front to back

When choosing your photographer, you want to know whether you can specify sharpness of the jewelry from front to back. The nature of closeup macro photography used in jewelry determines that depth of field in one exposure isn’t usually likely. And, sometimes it’s not necessary or desired. But when it is, you want to know your photographer can deliver. At Jeff Behm Photography, we deliver! We are masters at capturing your jewelry. Our refined techniques with focus stacking, tilt-shift lenses, proper exposure and accurate color balance are all part of the package. For more jewelry by Jeff Behm Photography, see: https://www.jeffbehm.com/jewelry Or, visit our Jewelry heading in this blog:https://www.behmphoto.com/category/jewelry/

Left, sharp front to back. Right, soft focus back. Tell us what serves your jewelry best

Our 38 years of experience photographing jewelry, products, food and business leaders is always available to you, wherever needed. Ask us! We can definitely come to you. Located in Frederick, MD, our clients have taken us to Europe, Canada and 48 states.

#jewelry

Call Jeff Behm Photography at 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com

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Sometimes You Just Need a Great Steak!

Want to be irresistible?

I can’t help it.  A great steak like this Filet Mignon for Chicago Steak Company makes me hungry.
Please note, this is a skill we can bring to your products, whatever they are! Jewelry, food, products small and large, executive portraits of yourself or your staff…this is what we offer you. See www.jeffbehm.com for more. #food #jewelry #headshots #products

Making mouths water with great photography! That’s our job.

Call Jeff Behm Photography today at 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com Enhance your company’s marketing efforts.

Cover photo for a catalog of china patterns
Woodmere Catalog
Personal Use Items
Medispec Lithotripsy System
Gold medal winning
Box Photos for Joy Cone Company
Asian woman scientist with microscopes
Scientist with Microscopes
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PEOPLE BUY WITH THEIR EYES…FOOD…JEWELRY…HEADSHOTS…and MORE, PART 3

We Are a Team

Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak

In writing about what Jeff Behm Photography can do for your marketing, I never want to leave the impression that this is all down to one person.  We are a team and we collaborate well.  That’s another benefit to you as a client; collaborative efforts bring greater variety of thought and expand the visual horizons of your marketing efforts.

White Gold Interlocked Carabiners

We Are Professionals

Planning, previsualizing, production meetings, location scouting when needed, preparing you and your people for the photographic event –  all of these are skills we provide when you choose Jeff Behm Photography.

Our skill with Jewelry Photography includes sharp focus front to back if you choose

We Offer a Broad Spectrum of Services

Photography, graphic design and printing are all available through us.  Printing and design are services in addition to photography that we’ve provided for over 30 years.  Ask us, we’ll be glad to work with you on these as well. Our recently completed tri-fold flier for Perfect Truffle is just one example.

#food #jewelry #headshots #products

Take your commercial photography and ad needs to the next level. Email jeff@jeffbehm.com today.

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PEOPLE BUY WITH THEIR EYES…FOOD…JEWELRY…HEADSHOTS…PRODUCTS, PART 2

Standing ring collection
These rings and their arrangement didn’t just “happen”. Neither should your imagery.

Work as a “turn around specialist”

Long ago, I worked as a corporate problem solver, or turn around specialist, sent in to manage operations in disarray and bring them into line with corporate goals. That collection of rings, above, is just one way to apply the same skills to imagining your photography.

On the surface, photography appears to be very unlike those days steering hundreds of people into the path our employer desired. Yet the skill set of creative thinking, tenacity, patience, innovation, communication, observation and education remains with me today.

The CEO of R. E. Whittaker, Inc. could not conceive of what I was describing until I asked my then-resident artist draw a sketch of what I envisioned. That carpet being cleaned (left) is on a floor we built specifically for this photograph of the real product the company provides its customers – clean floors. Not the machinery, the results. He trusted us and won a national advertising award in his industry as a result.

In fact, what’s often called “pre-visualization” is a skill that is one of the greatest assets available to you when you invite Jeff Behm Photography to work with you to achieve your advertising and marketing needs. For more, see:  https://www.behmphoto.com/project-management-and-photography/

Your trust is what we seek to earn.

What are your goals, and how can we help you reach them with quality photography?

And when all is said and done, we have a lot of fun

CALL TODAY TO PLAN FOR TOMORROW!

#food #jewelry #headshots #products

Email: jeff@jeffbehm.com

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PEOPLE BUY WITH THEIR EYES…FOOD…JEWELRY…HEADSHOTS…PRODUCTS, PART 1

Three Gourmet Burgers

People and Products

Food, jewelry and headshots are my specialty – what I do – and have done for 38 years now.   It’s work I value and think about constantly.  How to improve, how to innovate, how to you “Wow” as my client, and more importantly, how to “Wow” your clients!

Gold Lune

Recent posts here have been about the tools I use.  It’s time to focus now on what those tools are used to create.  And, since Food, Jewelry, Corporate Headshots and Products are what I’m most often asked to do, that’s what this post, first in a series, is about. 

Medispec, Gaithersburg, MD.
Patient for lithotripsy

Work in photography has led to travel around the United Staters, Canada and the UK to meet the needs of clients; from more regionally headquartered, like My Chicago Steak Company, Dominion Jewelers, Johns Hopkins, Kaiser-Permanente, Medispec, RoosterBio and iHire, to national and multinational firms like Abicor Binzel, Praxair, Shenango Steel Buildings, Subway, Ellume and more.  Wherever the work takes us.

Call 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com to discuss your needs. #food #jewelry #headshots #products

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Photography for Manitowoc and National Crane

From 60 Feet Up For the Proper Downward Perspective

Be Prepared!  

I first learned “Be Prepared” at age 12. Whether it’s Scouting, traveling, fishing, taking kids out for a day trip or doing the laundry, be prepared is part of my make-up.

In my commercial photography business there is a LOT for which we prepare on every assignment. We use checklists. Choices in camera bodies and lenses impact results.  We charge batteries, pack memory cards, camera straps, spare batteries and chargers, iPads, laptops and their chargers, lights, stands, tripods, batteries for the lights, light modifiers, tethering tools The list is multiple pages in length.

National Crane with Linewise Triple Line Lifter

In spite of extensive preparation, a software bug got automatically loaded to both my iPads.  I NEVER allow auto updates of important software, preferring to manually update on my terms, and certainly never before a critical assignment.  Afterwards?  Maybe.  Depending upon what bug reports I find online.

This one time, for some reason, the software auto loaded the night before this session and it had a bug. As a result, none of my cameras could talk with either iPad.  Talk about breaking out in a cold sweat!

Fortunately Rebecca Mitchell and Sam Levitan are a great team!   We recovered quickly. Sam was the digital tech on this assignment. I don’t believe he ever goes anywhere without a good camera and kit. In this case, he not only had his Nikon Z6 II with him, but his own iPad, too, which fortunately had not been updated.  Thank goodness Sam believes in preparation, too!

Fully Extended Linewise

Even through these crazy difficulties we created great images for the people of Manitowoc and National Cranes.

As Jack Youngblood once said, “Good luck is the residue of preparation”. 

P.S. The very day of this session, the company whose software was at issue sent out a warning not to use it.  Too late in my case, but by the next day they had talked me through fixing the problem. That’s service I can respect.

Call 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com

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The ‘Wearable Art’ Assignment

Beautiful yellow jeans jacket

For a recent assignment, an artist/existing client that’s branching into new avenues asked us to create a fashion session with models in order to demonstrate his ‘wearable art’.

Full length with yellow jeans jacket
Purse and denim vest outfit together

Each new outfit was “ooo’d and ahh’d” over, keeping the session fresh the entire time.

Seated with denim vest and purse

The session went really well, with 2 teenaged models having 9 or 10 clothing changes each.  The youthful clothing styles and hand painted artwork (tested to be wash resistant) made this incredibly fun.  In fact, we were having a blast!  The youthful models, their excitement, the client’s enthusiasm and our photography team combined for a high energy, extremely enjoyable day.

Pale blue “washed denim” jacket

Visit www.jeffbehm.com to see our body of work

Denim Bib Art

Need to promote your work? Call today!

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Gearing up for the coming year

The Style Sheet simplifies communication

In the time between Christmas and New Years, when photographers take a breath before launching into the next year, we often revamp  our marketing efforts.  Informing prospective clients how we can benefit them is an essential part of that.

The phrase “Gearing up for the coming year” reminds me that part of our skillset at Jeff Behm Photography is clarifying communication with our clients in order to KNOW we’re on the same page.  How do you describe to a photographer what you want your company’s headshots to look like? Especially if you want to change them from what you’ve done for years.  It doesn’t help much to say, “Not like those.”

Thankfully, at Jeff Behm Photography, we provide you with direct references to make accurate communication easy by sending you our Style Sheet.  That way, when you ask for #7 or The Hollywood, or any of the 8 styles on the sheet, we are both on the same page.

Next: Our “Preparation for Your Headshots” planning sheet.    

Jeff Behm Photography is a full time professional photography service. Call 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com to learn more.

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From Here to There: Food Photography Behind the Scenes

Incredibly good burgers

Getting “there” is a process, possibly beginning weeks in advance

With over a decade in large corporate restaurant management before changing careers, it doesn’t surprise me that food photography is a premier service of my business.  In the restaurant business I was taught that “People buy with their eyes”, meaning presentation and plate appeal are critical components to a successful restaurant.

Beautiful Filet Mignon

We provide clients with award winning images that exceed the ordinary and encourage customers to patronize client restaurants and food services with confidence.

Some fruits of the sea

Obviously there’s a lot of planning that goes into this kind of work. It starts way before we get to the photography stage. 

Here’s a little behind the scenes look at one food session for Chicago Steak Company.  It’s a combination of fantastic lighting, styling and design, all of which means we have great, talented people working on the project.  Thanks to regular collaborators Sam Levitan, Rebecca Mitchell and Jessica Patterson as well as food stylist Harry McMann, and to Chicago Steak Company’s Mattie Nash.

Jeff Behm Photography – call 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com

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What Do You Love to Create? Yep. We Photograph That.

Want to see more? Browse our gallery at www.jeffbehm.com or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/behm_jeff/

Food and jewelry are the products for which we’re best known

But sailboats, trolly cars, military hardware, furniture and train cars are among the products we have successfully photographed for clients around the US, Canada and the UK.

#advertising #food #jewelry #product

Call today! 724-730-8513 or email: jeff@jeffbehm.com

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