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Yelp Reviews – Mark Jordan Photography

Reviews That Yelp Has “FILTERED” As many of you know, since declining to advertise with Yelp, my Yelp Reviews have all but been decimated. I wrote a blog about this, exposing their unethical practice in detail. That aside, as my Yelp Reviews become filtered (euphemism for “removed as retribution for not advertising with Yelp”), and are…

GreenScreen Headshots

For Flexibility and Longevity For those who require a specific background for their headshot, we offer a special headshot service, which we simply call GreenScreen Headshots. Historically, the need for GreenScreen Headshots has been motivated largely by budget. This was never more true than in those circumstance where the price of purchasing a unique background was inordinate. Fortunately,…

The Perfect Professional Headshot

Theatrical & Commercial Headshots I was recently contacted by a journalist who was writing an article regarding the perfect headshot. She wanted me to comment on “the top 3-4 things that are needed to create the perfect professional headshot.”  In particular, “how does a woman convey strength, intelligence and femininity in a single photo?” Following…

Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas

Looking for Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas? Our annual Double-The-Value Gift Certificate Portrait Special has been delighting families for over 32 years! October 24 – December 24 Purchase any Gift Certificate and we’ll Double Value. Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas for Cyber-Monday! EXAMPLE: with the purchase of a $250 Double Value Gift Certificate, you will have the…

Before and After Headshot Tips

One Size Does Not Fit ALL Every example in our Before and After Headshot Tips Gallery presents fours versions of the same face. The first image always represents the face in its Basic (Plain) state, followed by exPress (Standard), then Prime (Radiance), and ending with our Pro (The Works) retouching. Several of the images concluded with our Premier (Tailor-Made) option, where a client has asked Mark Jordan to employ…

Professional Headshot Session

The CD Cover – If you ever wanted to see what goes into a whirlwind Professional Headshot Session, you’ve come to the right blog post. Yes, besides creating professional head shots in Orange County, we also crate a few head shots for rock legends now and then. Even though our portrait studio, Mark Jordan Photography,…

Tie Color Reveals the Man

HEADSHOT TIPS: Tools for Crafting Your Message for Every Occasion Did you know that a man’s tie color reveals information about themselves, which others interpret subconsciously? Sure you did. But have you ever taken the time to actually consider the tie color that best expresses you? More importantly, do you have the tools to choose…

Four Keys to Headshot Photography Part Four

EXPRESSION Today, we are going to discuss the Four Keys to Headshot Photography Part Four – the final factor to making your headshots stand out the crowd: Expression! Expression! Expression! Though my four part series is designed to be read independently from each other, I do recommend at least reading the preface to Four Keys to Headshot Photograph…

Mini Cooper Photographs

Perfect Marriage of Art and Artistry Following is a press release regarding my foray into creating Mini Cooper photographs for Crevier Mini Cooper in Orange County, CA. I’ve posted  here in it’s entirety. And in case you’re wondering, NO, you cannot simply drive up on the beach – nor did I… (Orange County, California) Capturing…

Four Keys to Headshot Photography Part Three

PAINTING WITH LIGHT Following is the third installment of a four part series, Four Keys to Headshot Photography, by Orange County Headshot Photographer, Mark Jordan. We have already posted the first two factors, “Planning” and “Positioning,” and after this component, we’ll have only the fourth (Expression) to go. I’ve designed each factor in this four part series…

Four Keys to Headshot Photography Part Two

POSITIONING Continuing with our four part series on the Four Keys to Headshot Photography, by Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan, we are going delve into Four Keys to Headshot Photography Part Two, Positioning. Though my series was written so each of the four factors are meaningful on their own, I do advise taking a quick look at section…

Four Keys to Headshot Photography Part One

PLANNING PREFACE: What is your Headshot photography communicating to your client’s community and their potential clients? It cannot be overemphasized, people do equate the quality and credibility of your your client’s craft by the HeadShot they present to the world – 90% of which is made at the subconscious level. Long gone are the days…

Mindi Abair Photos – On American Idol

Plays on America Idol Mindi Abair, one of America’s most renowned and loveliest saxophonists, stole the show during her guest performance on American Idol. Playing with contestant, Phillip Phillips, they rocked the stage with their performance of “Give A Little More” by Maroon 5. So, why I am blogging about my Mindi Abair Photos? Two reasons. I…

The Art of Storytelling Family Portraits

Illustrative Portraiture – By far and away the strongest trend in family portraits today is illustrative portraiture, or more commonly known as storytelling. Though inquiries for storytelling family portraits are still one in five, it’s a far cry from the past where I might hear a single request out of a hundred. Even when I haven’t received a specific…

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