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Wizard
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October 21st, 2014 at 4:32:05 PM permalink
Once in a while I get asked for a serious head shot. For years I've been mainly using this one:



However, I was about ten years younger when that was taken. The sword of time, as the song goes, is sticking its knife in deeper. So, it is time to update my standard photo with one of an older and more wrinkled Wizard.

With the introductions out of the way, please pick your favorite. Click on any image for a larger version.

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terapined
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October 21st, 2014 at 4:47:12 PM permalink
I like 10 due to the background.
9 has same background but nose stuck in the air a little high.
1 2 3 4 has similar background but the lines on your face make you look older
7 another nose stuck up a bit.

10 got my vote
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beachbumbabs
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October 21st, 2014 at 4:51:08 PM permalink
8 is the only one where you combine looking competent, comfortable, and approachable. Most of the others, the shot from below makes you look kind of full of yourself. I don't happen to think that's the case. There are a couple of others that would be ok, but the focus/resolution's not as good.
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rdw4potus
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October 21st, 2014 at 4:59:28 PM permalink
instant runoff style vote: 6, 5, 10, 8, 7.
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FunkyDoctor
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October 21st, 2014 at 5:04:04 PM permalink
Wow! It's been a tough ten years! ;-)

I think BBB is onto the right idea. I didn't like any of them simply because of the angle from which they were shot. All are below with you looking down compared with your old pic, shot from above with you looking up...much better. The newer photos also look...how should I say it...homemade? The old pic looks professionally done.

IMO, I'd start over, spend a few bucks to hire a pro photographer and compare those against these.
10DollarBri
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October 21st, 2014 at 5:13:56 PM permalink


I like this one.
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bushman
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October 21st, 2014 at 5:17:54 PM permalink
Quote: 10DollarBri



I like this one.


Ditto!
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beachbumbabs
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October 21st, 2014 at 5:23:20 PM permalink
I agree with the snapshot-look of all of these compared to the other head shot (somebody said above). I think you should go to a pro. I've seen you look as good as you did in the Bodog shoot within the past year, but none of these shots come close to that. I also think if you're using these professionally, you should have a neutral background.
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aceofspades
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October 21st, 2014 at 5:25:24 PM permalink
Mike - photos taken from that angle make it appear as if you are looking down upon people. Just my $.02
JohnnyQ
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October 21st, 2014 at 5:28:55 PM permalink
Quote: FunkyDoctor

The newer photos also look...how should I say it...homemade? The old pic looks professionally done.

IMO, I'd start over, spend a few bucks to hire a pro photographer and compare those against these.



Kindof leaninig in that direction as well.
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