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ONE POINT OF CONTACT
When working with multiple people from one organization, ask that they provide you with one person as your point of contact. If multiple people contact you separately about the same project, request that everything comes together on the same email chain.
If you're on the other side (working with several collaborators) and you all have the same contact for a project, be sure to communicate within your group, and then ask one person within your group to be the main point of contact to share information from all of you at once.
It is so hard to get information from clients in several different ways - email, texting, LinkedIn, Facebook messaging, Instagram direct messages, etc. etc. etc. When you reach out to someone, stick with that method of communication (unless you prefer or they request another way).
What is that goal? Be detailed yet concise. Making sure emails share important details of a project is helpful to all parties involved - it confirms that everyone is on the same page. The most difficult emails to receive are ones that are lengthy and tell a story that would be better-communicated in person or on the phone. Emails are wonderful references for the details among colleagues, but some communication can be kept concise via a phone conversation and a follow-up email.
First, I asked them to take a headshot via their smartphone.
Then I asked them to let me take a headshot.
While I do think smartphones are amazing (I love my iPhone 8 Plus!), I encourage people to consider their needs for the photos they use. Sometimes your smartphone does exactly what you need it to - and other times it doesn't.
So - what do you think? Can you take a great headshot on your smartphone?
Don't make the mistake of thinking that a super sunny day is the best option for photos!
Depending on what type of photos you'd like, you have to choose the type of day and weather conditions. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but that's part of a photographer's job. :)
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