Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeffrey Miller.
Jeffrey, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Following retirement in 2013 after a 44 years career working as a camera operator on feature films and television shows in the Hollywood production industry, I decided to direct my knowledge of lighting and composition into still photography, specializing in headshots. I’ve been serving Los Angeles area clients that include business professionals, actors, and models since 2015.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t exactly been a smooth road. Like most people, I’ve had to overcome personal, professional, and financial speed bumps. That’s just how life is unless you’re incredibly lucky.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
After dabbling in various types of photography as a hobby, I decided to specialize in doing headshots because I try to capture the soul and essence of a person in 1/200 of a second. I’ve always had a fascination with how lighting styles can touch various emotions, and during my long production career, I absorbed the ways that all the cinematographers I worked with lit their sets. Looking through the cameras’ viewfinders while filming the scenes, especially during closeups, which are basically headshots with motion, I learned how to make people look their best in different situations and themes. I’m known for applying a ‘Hollywood’ look in my photos. My unique background sets me apart from other photographers.
What were you like growing up?
Introverted by nature, I’ve always quickly warmed up and interacted socially with people when sensing a welcoming environment.
- $150 including 2 professionally retouched finished headshot images
- $25 per any extra finished images
- Address: 5434 Zelzah Avenue Encino, CA 91316
- Website: www.jeffreymiller.photography
- Phone: 818-312-1658
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/jeffreymillerphotog
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/jeffreymillerphotos
- Twitter: www.twitter.cm/jmillerphotos