10 Reason Why You Need A Professional Headshot

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  1.  The first impression is your picture – people will look you up online before meeting or contacting you
  2. Job recruiters spend 20 % of their time looking at your profile picture – that’s a fact
  3. You are judged by your picture – unfortunately, this is also true; think about it, I’m sure you judge me by the pictures of me too
  4. A professional headshot can be used for many years – when you invest the time and effort in doing the headshot professionally, the quality of it makes it usable for many years
  5. It’s a vital part of your online identity – think of how many places online that asks for your profile picture; this is how you represent yourself online
  6. You want to send the right signal; that you’re a professional, caring about your appearance
  7. You’ll use it everywhere on the Internet – next time an online service asks for your profile picture, you’ll have it ready
  8. If you don’t have a picture online at all, you for sure need it – what do you want to show up when people search you? A party photo of you, taken and tagged by a friend? I don’t think so…
  9. You’ll need it for your CV & resume – when was the last time you saw a CV without a picture? The 90’s?
  10. You want to look good – we all do :-)

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RedBall Project

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Over the last 10 days, I have been working for the Toledo Musuem of Art documenting the RedBall Project. The performance-based installation by artist Kurt Perschke is based around a 15-foot-tall red ball that weighs in at 250 lbs and is squeezed into interesting and unique places in cities around the world. It was in Toledo as part of the Play Time exhibit, which is encouraging people to enjoy the benefits of play as an important part of boosting creativity.

The RedBall Project has been to 23 cities across the world. Some of the more notable cities are: Paris, Taipei, Sydney, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi and Perth. You can find a full list of all the cities it has been to and more information at redballproject.com.

Kurt Perschke was awesome to work with and I wish him best of luck as he travels to Marseille, France.

Here are my favorite images from the last 10 days.

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Matt Kenseth wins Pure Michigan 400

NASCAR: Pure Michigan 400

NASCAR at Michigan International Speedway in the middle of August is brutal. It’s extremely humid and with temperatures in the upper 90s it makes for an extremely long day. Living only 45 miles from the track is awesome, but at Michigan is a tough track to get to because it’s kind of in the middle of no where and the traffic is usually awful.

Luckily I know a few backroads that get me to the track with no traffic. I rolled in right before driver introductions and still had plenty of time to spare.

Let’s get on the with the photos.

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New York Giants vs Cincinnati Bengals Preseason

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Washington Redskins vs Cleveland Browns Preseason

NFL: Preseason-Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns

My second game of the NFL preseason game was in Cleveland as the RGIII and the Washington Redskins game to town. During preseason games the starters only play about a quarter, which allows for plenty of time to shoot stock on the sidelines and isolated action of players which you won’t normally do during a regular season game.

Lets get on with the photos.

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2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game-Minnesota Vikings vs Pittsburgh Steelers

The 2015 NFL season is finally here! It kicked off in Canton, OH home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here are my favorite photos from the weekend.

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2015 Dragon Boat Festival

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The 2015 Dragon Boat Festival in Toledo, Ohio was over the weekend. I worked with the Partners in Education to document the event for them.

Partners In Education hosts the annual Dragon Boat Festival and race. Dragon Boat racing is a team water sport that is growing fast worldwide. The annual Toledo Dragon Boat Festival draws over 30 local businesses and organizations to participate with teams. Each team consists of a 25 person roster that includes 20 paddlers, 1 steersman, 1 drummer, and 3 alternates. The festival draws 700 paddle team participants, 100+ event volunteers, and 5,000 to 10,000 event spectators.

To view more photos from the race, please follow the link below.

http://aweber.photoshelter.com/gallery/2015-Dragon-Boat-Festival/G000005k_mHY8.38/C0000qaLhBg9.xbE

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PlayTime at Toledo Musuem of Art

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When was the last time you went outside and played? The contemporary show Play Time poses a serious question about a seemingly unserious topic: Is play—the spontaneous, unstructured time found to foster creativity and problem-solving skills—strictly for kids?

“As we grow up we tend to trivialize play and relegate it to childhood, but it’s an important element of life that we wanted to explore in this exhibition,” said Halona Norton-Westbrook, the Museum’s Mellon fellow and associate curator of contemporary art. “This show is not only about play in the traditional sense, but also the idea of being in the moment, of inspiring wonder, of invoking your natural curiosity.”

Here are some favorite images from the Play Time exhibit at the Toledo Musuem of Art. If you haven’t seen it, please go check it out. My images don’t do justice with how much fun you can actually have!

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Detroit Lions OTA

NFL: Detroit Lions-OTA

It’s gonna be here before we all know it…. FOOTBALL! The Detroit Lions had Organized Team Activities last week and I was there to refresh and tell a story for USA Today Sports.

Here are some of my favorite images from OTA. I will be back at mini camp next week.

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IndyCar Duel in Detroit

IndyCar: Dual in Detroit Race 2

Following an exciting previous weekend covering the Indianapolis 500, I was covering the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle. Bell Isle, is a park in-between Detroit and Windosr. I was really excited for the race, but the 90% chance of rain all weekend sucked the creativity right out of me. There is nothing worse than shooting in the rain. I would personally rather have it snow.

Let’s get on with the photos.

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About

Andrew Weber is a professional sports photographer based in Toledo, OH. He was a place kicker for The University of Toledo football team for four years. Andrew's primary focus is capturing important events on film. He was a staff photographer for the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune covering a wide variety of events ranging from high school athletics and late-breaking stories to local county fairs.

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