It should part of the identity that you've created for yourself, your business and your brand.
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It needs to say all the things you want it to say about you —
friendly, professional, approachable and trustworthy.
HeadshotsSurrey, Hampshire and Berkshire ‘People buy people’ - Fact. We all prefer to deal with people that we can relate to.
It makes sense to have a business portrait that let your personality shine through.
Business Portraits Surrey Business portraits or headshots can be used in numerous ways:
on your business website; Facebook page; LinkedIn..
Twitter; business cards; blogs; annual reports; newsletters.... the list goes on.
A selfie from a night out just doesn't cut it on LinkedIn
Selfie on a night outnot the professional image I want
(yes it's me the camera shy photographer, on a night out)
"Professional selfie shots" are hard too; without the interaction and direction of someone behind the camera
with that said, business portraits don't have to be boring!
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Here are some tips & ideas on how to get the best head shot for you.
Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look and feel great. CEO HeadshotsMedia Portfolio Headshots
Ideally wear something that you would wear when meeting clients
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It doesn't have to be a suit and tie, what you wear should reflect you and your business style.
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You are representing your brand values, you are the face of the business
Choose something that falls well and flatters your neckline.
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If you choose to wear a suit make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well
(too big or too small will show in the photos)
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Clothes should be neatly pressed or even treat yourself to something new!
Long sleeved shirts/blouses are best, even for the head and shoulders shots.
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Solid colours can work really well and most people look good in mid-tones (green, blue and brown)
Note - white can "wash you out" and black can look like a solid mass (rather than slimming you down).
Wear colours than emphasise your eyes! CEO Headshots Surrey
Blue/green/turquoise shirts/blouses or accents can help emphasise blue/green/hazel eyes
If you usually wear glasses, wear them in the shots.
If you switch between contacts and glasses have both styles taken.
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Keeping things simple with a plain background, ensures that the focus is on you. Editorial Headshots
The primary focus for a professional business headshot should be the face;
more specifically the eyes, as they are the windows to your soul.
Tight crops or unusual angle can make your shot stand out from the crowd.
Do you photoshop the images?
Yes, I use photoshop. Digital files on professional cameras have an amazing amount of detail!!
I use editing techniques to even out skin tone, remove spots, brighten eyes and occasionally reduce the appearance of wrinkles and laughter lines, (although these are part of your character, they make you - YOU) so I don't remove them completely.
I now offer two levels of editing standard and editorial - you can decide which style is right for you.
When should I update my photos?
I would recommend an update every couple of years.
I hold regular home studio days, these days are designed to offer a cost effective service for sole traders and entrepreneurs. Please check out my business facebook page for the next event details.
If you would like to find out more about the corporate headshot service, give me a call on 07970 818931