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Title: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: aleatoric on February 04, 2011, 01:19:25 am
I have noticed that about half the mastering websites I have visited have no personal "engineer" picture and the other half do.  I see advantages to both.  On one hand it is always nice to put a face with a place and on the other hand it seems it can be a bit self restricting (eg: that guy does not look like he would be into my music!).  Just wondering what others mindset are on this and why you chose to either have or forgo a personal picture.  I just updated some photo's on my site and am currently debating if a picture of myself helps or hurts.  Thanks in advance for the input.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Patrik T on February 04, 2011, 01:55:00 am
Yay.

Just remember - Macro lens for gear only.


Best Regards
Patrik
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: aleatoric on February 04, 2011, 02:09:14 am
Patrik T wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 01:55

Yay.

Just remember - Macro lens for gear only.


Laughing
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Viitalahde on February 04, 2011, 02:15:58 am
I've sold my work pretty much only with my face. Must mean I'm pretty.

...

Face, no face.. I don't see it being a big issue, really. What matters is what you do.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: urm eric on February 04, 2011, 02:56:51 am
aleatoric wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 00:19

I have noticed that about half the mastering websites I have visited have no personal "engineer" picture and the other half do.  I see advantages to both.  On one hand it is always nice to put a face with a place and on the other hand it seems it can be a bit self restricting (eg: that guy does not look like he would be into my music!).  Just wondering what others mindset are on this and why you chose to either have or forgo a personal picture.  I just updated some photo's on my site and am currently debating if a picture of myself helps or hurts.  Thanks in advance for the input.


My web-designer was very strongly opposed any personal pictures of me on the web-site. But he knows what I look like, of course ...

Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Peter Beckmann on February 04, 2011, 06:57:46 am
Ultimately it's your work that counts.

A picture probably won't get you more work, but maybe some online clients like to see what we look like?

Mind you, I'm noticing a trend here....

me: http://www.technologyworks.co.uk/testimonials.html
Jaakko http://www.virtalahde.com/index_eng.html

Perhaps all mastering engineers should have glasses and shaved heads? Cool

Sorry to go OT but hey, it's Friday, I'm doing QC listening, fedexing and paperwork...

Peter
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: urm eric on February 04, 2011, 07:33:11 am
Peter Beckmann wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 05:57

Ultimately it's your work that counts.

I'm noticing a trend here....

me: http://www.technologyworks.co.uk/testimonials.html
Jaakko http://www.virtalahde.com/index_eng.html

Perhaps all mastering engineers should have glasses and shaved heads? Cool




Now I'm *definitely* not posting a personal pic on my site ...
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Allen Corneau on February 04, 2011, 09:09:09 am
Peter Beckmann wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 05:57


Perhaps all mastering engineers should have glasses and shaved heads? Cool




No way, Jose!

http://esmastering.com/allen.html

Very Happy
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: PP on February 04, 2011, 10:52:56 am
If you want to add a picture, include it in a blog about yourself and your history, your hobbies and motivations, because any potential client will probably be more interested in you as a person, and what you are about, than anything else ephemerally aesthetic about you.



In truth it is an.

Entirely predictable.

Completely inevitable.

Foregone conclusion that.

Broadly, Mastering Engineers.

Are lamentably, un-photogenic.

This is 'why' they exist in isolation.



To this.

You must add.

An utter lack of form.

That equates to any kind.

Of intuition for proper Dress.

Fashion, or keeping oneself Vogue.

Which is 'why' they didn't stay on stage.



That.

Is an entirely.

Unassailable fact.

Borne out by testimony.

Of long suffering Wives etc.

And observed by Professionals.

In the Music Industry for Decades.



Although I don't believe he ever saw the post.

I once fielded the question of the availability of Silk Top Hats, to Dave Collins in Hollywood, on Gearslutz.

Only to receive a vividly rememberable backlash, consisting of inane matters of relevance, which prompt one to conjecture, as to precisely what the individuals concerned professional attire  consists of, in daily life?

One shudders to think! The decline in standards does make you wonder what the world is coming to, and what exactly has gone on in the Colonies, since the days of Abraham Lincoln!

At least DC has the sensibility and decency not to inflict his image upon potential clients and the long suffering public alike, and to spare the world at large.

There is enough suffering in it already.



It used to be the universal case.

That you started as a Mastering Engineer.

And if you were good, handsome and well dressed.

You made it into the Recording Studio and actually met Clients.

Today, it seems, the good looking crazy ones work in Recording Studios.

And those that would have only made the back row of the Chorus Line Talent.

End up in Mastering Studios, where the unsuspecting public, are free from the danger.

Of being frightened by the possibility of any kind of visual or physical contact. For the Internet.

Was actually, initially created, specifically to protect the public from the necessity of any direct contact.

With Mastering Engineers!




P
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: lowland on February 04, 2011, 11:54:21 am
Now there's a man with time on his hands.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: urm eric on February 04, 2011, 12:03:30 pm
lowland wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 10:54

Now there's a man with time on his hands.


And, likely as not, a Silk Top Hat on his head ...

Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: PP on February 04, 2011, 12:27:53 pm
Quote: "And, likely as not, a Silk Top Hat on his head ..."




Indeed!

The absolute truth is.

I have an important Wedding to attend.

 

Later on this year.




P




There'll be plenty of pic's then!
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: dcollins on February 04, 2011, 02:02:55 pm
PP wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 09:27



Indeed!

The absolute truth is.

I have an important Wedding to attend.

 

Later on this year.




P



There'll be plenty of pic's then!




Is this to suggest that you will be posting your actual picture here?  

If so, I will go to Akbar and Jeff's Silk Top Hat Hut, purchase their most impressive model, and add my picture wearing it to my website.

Right next to my extensive equipment list.


DC
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: urm eric on February 04, 2011, 02:26:01 pm
PP wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 11:27

Quote: "And, likely as not, a Silk Top Hat on his head ..."




Indeed!

The absolute truth is.

I have an important Wedding to attend.

 

Later on this year.




P




There'll be plenty of pic's then!



Ah you sly dog sir! Could it be - surely not (but then why not)? - *that* wedding which is taking place in England in the Spring this year?

Tell all.

Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: PP on February 04, 2011, 03:19:14 pm
Eric. That is something I am unable to write about partly because apart from a few Major Decisions, many of the finer details have yet to be disclosed.

They won't be, until necessary, to those concerned. But even if I knew more I would not be able to write about it. I'm sure you fully understand.

You do work in a Philosophising Barn after all. That's why its hat is skew-whiff, it must have been scratching is head, whilst it's thinking!




Sometime ago.

I posted a lengthy diatribe.

That would have withered a lesser man.

Thanks for not taking offense, none was intended.



Quote: "If"


If a picture

Paints a thousand words

Then why can't I paint you?

It's what you are really thinking.

Isn't it?



Quote: "So"


So we'll go no more a-roving

So late into the night,

Though the heart still be as loving,

And the moon still be as bright.


For the sword outwears its sheath,

And the soul outwears the breast,

And the heart must pause to breathe,

And love itself have rest.


Though the night was made for loving,

And the day returns too soon,

Yet we'll go no more a-roving

By the light of the moon.

PSW is moving on.

Alas!



Quote :"I"


Aye.

That's right!



Quote: "I will"


Quite.

But he'll.

Say "I William".

For sure on the day.

I would bet a pound on it.



Quote: "I will."


Almost!

It's "I do."

That is precisely.

What they have to say.

It's strange you can't remember.

But trust, your lovely wife, is obeying.

You. In all things. Each and every passing day!



Quote: "go."


Yes!

I'm afraid.

We will have to.

Altogether too soon.



Quote: "to Akbar and Jeff's Silk Top Hat Hut"


You do know.

If you want to buy.

A Silk Top Hat in the U.K.

It will have to be, a Vintage.

Second Hand Model, they are so rare.



Quote: "purchase their most impressive model"


I really

Like a man.

That doesn't.

Do things by halves.

How is your dearly beloved?



Quote: "and add my picture wearing it to my website."


And.

A fine.

Portrait.

It will make.



Quote: "Right"


O.K.



Quote: "next to my extensive"


Now, now then!



Quote: "equipment list."


You mean.

You use equipment?

And I thought the only way.

Anything could sound that great.

Was through the means of Sheer Magic!



Quote: "Is this to suggest that you will be posting your actual picture here?"


You show me yours as promised.

And then I will show you mine, afterward, in time.

You know the drill, after all, you are a happily married man nowadays!



Love You All!




P

http://www.thetophatshop.com/gallery.html
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: mastertone on February 04, 2011, 03:20:00 pm
Here´s me with my hat on (not shaved under) , or as i like to call it, the dead beaver...


http://www.mastertone.se
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: jdg on February 04, 2011, 04:27:32 pm
sorry bald guys
http://www.panicstudios.com/img/me.jpg
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: aleatoric on February 04, 2011, 04:45:13 pm
that's a lot of hair/beard john!  
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: SafeandSound on February 04, 2011, 04:51:49 pm
I put a picture up because I think it personalizes something that can be quite impersonal, also shows you are not 22 y.o. out of college who knows sweet FA.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: dietrich on February 04, 2011, 04:53:24 pm
and john gets his fair share of attended sessions. are they always 'bears'?
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: jdg on February 04, 2011, 05:47:28 pm
"if you can beat me arm wrestling, mastering is free"
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: bleen on February 04, 2011, 06:41:49 pm
jdg wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 14:47

"if you can beat me arm wrestling, mastering is free"


Sweet! A lifetime of free mastering ahead!
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Peter Beckmann on February 04, 2011, 06:56:05 pm
jdg wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 21:27

sorry bald guys
http://www.panicstudios.com/img/me.jpg


See, this is what happens in an attended session if the communication gets messed up.
I believe what the client said was 'This project could benefit from a touch more AIR!'

Peter Laughing
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: bleen on February 04, 2011, 09:04:04 pm
Why are you so cranky looking in that pic, John? Constipation?
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: bblackwood on February 04, 2011, 09:09:13 pm
bleen wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 20:04

Why are you so cranky looking in that pic, John? Constipation?

He's actually smiling.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Bonati on February 04, 2011, 09:54:01 pm
No one wants to see me, they just want to see the lathe.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: jdg on February 05, 2011, 02:32:47 am
bblackwood wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 18:09

bleen wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 20:04

Why are you so cranky looking in that pic, John? Constipation?

He's actually smiling.


<smile> Mad </smile>

i think it was a sneak shot by tanner ( http://tympanikaudio.com/artists/anklebiter/ ) who's album i was mastering that day, i didn't know he was shooting, thought he was just changing lenses or something
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: dcollins on February 05, 2011, 03:45:44 am
PP wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 12:19



Quote: "to Akbar and Jeff's Silk Top Hat Hut"


You do know.

If you want to buy.

A Silk Top Hat in the U.K.

It will have to be, a Vintage.

Second Hand Model, they are so rare.



Ok, we shall see:

 http://cgi.ebay.com/ANTIQUE-MARKED-ENGLISH-SILK-TOP-OPERA-HA  T-ca-1930-/220732779040?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Women_s_Accessories &hash=item3364b2ea20


Quote:



Quote: "and add my picture wearing it to my website."

You show me yours as promised.

And then I will show you mine, afterward, in time.



It's a deal!



DC

Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: lowland on February 05, 2011, 08:27:35 am
John McCaig or UK TV cook Nigel Slater in disguise? I think we should be told... index.php/fa/16232/0/
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Viitalahde on February 05, 2011, 11:55:30 am
Fix'd

http://www.virtalahde.com/jdg.jpg
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: MoreSpaceEcho on February 05, 2011, 02:40:09 pm
dietrich wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 21:53

and john gets his fair share of attended sessions. are they always 'bears'?


he's far too skinny for the bear crowd.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: TotalSonic on February 05, 2011, 03:54:07 pm
I have a few photos of my ugly mug up on my website and somehow it hasn't reduced the number of sessions I get (at least as far as I know).  I don't put my pic on the main page though - you kind of have to seek them out.

http://www.totalsonic.net/bio.htm

So - I kind of think the pic of the engineer shouldn't be emphasized on the website - but making things more "personal" at some place on the site does at least for me make it more interesting as a browser.

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Peter Beckmann on February 05, 2011, 06:46:45 pm
Viitalahde wrote on Sat, 05 February 2011 16:55

Fix'd

http://www.virtalahde.com/jdg.jpg



Ah. Now that's better. Much less wooly

Peter
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Peter Beckmann on February 05, 2011, 07:25:10 pm
Or...




http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5420103376_01e227ea6d_b.jpg
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Peter Beckmann on February 05, 2011, 07:34:55 pm
Or maybe?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5015/5420126376_e3d5bfd9b0_b.jpg
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: jdg on February 05, 2011, 09:27:39 pm
see, much better....
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: dave-G on February 06, 2011, 07:59:02 am
bblackwood wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 21:09

bleen wrote on Fri, 04 February 2011 20:04

Why are you so cranky looking in that pic, John? Constipation?

He's actually smiling.

He's trying to look like the Otari.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: dave-G on February 06, 2011, 08:24:25 am
On second thought. .. FIFY:

index.php/fa/16234/0/
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: dave-G on February 06, 2011, 08:31:50 am
ps:  on the whole photoshop-your-head-on-someone-else's-body-on-your-website thing ... on my site ... "I'm on a boat!"

index.php/fa/16235/0/
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: Viitalahde on February 06, 2011, 09:18:25 am
Great, I was just thinking I look like a Wookie in that pic.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: bblackwood on February 06, 2011, 12:19:26 pm
Viitalahde wrote on Sun, 06 February 2011 08:18

Great, I was just thinking I look like a Wookie in that pic.

Hahahaha @ watermark...
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: MoreSpaceEcho on February 06, 2011, 02:10:16 pm
yeah the watermark really put that one over the top.
Title: Re: Websites - Personal Pic - Yay or Nay
Post by: jdg on February 06, 2011, 09:29:28 pm
LOL OMF watermark.

http://www.hi-tech-it.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/haha-the-internet.jpg