Business headshots

November 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

A corporate headshot is more than just a photo and the good news is, it doesn't have to be like a passport photo! 

It should part of the identity that you've created for yourself, your business and your brand. 

LinkedIn Photos HampshireLinkedIn PhotosAcross Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire

It needs to say all the things you want it to say about you —

friendly, professional, approachable and trustworthy.

Head shots Surrey 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 Surrey Business portraits or headshots can be used in numerous ways:

on your business website; Facebook page; LinkedIn..

Solicitors head shots Solicitors headshots

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

"Professional Selfie"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with that said, business portraits don't have to be boring!

Business PortraitsFun Business PortraitsFarnborough, Camberley, Basingstoke and beyond

Here are some tips & ideas on how to get the best head shot for you. 

FAQ's

What do I need to wear?

Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look and feel great.CEO Portfolio Head ShotsCEO HeadshotsMedia Portfolio Headshots

Ideally wear something that you would wear when meeting clients

Solicitors business portraits BerkshireSolicitors business portraits Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire across the Thames Valley

It doesn't have to be a suit and tie, what you wear should reflect you and your business style

Corporate headshots Surrey Corporate headshotsReading, Farnborough, Staines, Basingstoke and beyond

You are representing your brand values, you are the face of the business

Choose something that falls well and flatters your neckline.

Professional Head Shots Surrey Professional headshots London, Thames Valley and the Home Counties

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)

Professional Business Portraits Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire Professional Business Portraits

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.

Business Portraits Reading, Camberley, Guildford, Fleet, FarnboroughProfessional Business Portraits

What colours photograph best?

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 Head Shots SurreyCEO 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.

Business Portraits Business Portraits Business Portraits Business Portraits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping things simple with a plain background, ensures that the focus is on you. Editorial Head Shots 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.

Media Head Shots Media headshots

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.

Editorial Style EditEditorial Style Edit Standard editing styleStandard editing style

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When should I update my photos?

  • ​If you have a drastic change of hairstyle or weight-loss or you have started wearing glasses
  • If you have a team of employees with images on your website, then obviously you need to update them as and when people leave or join the team.
  • If the clothing you are wearing in your shot looks dated.  
10 year old photo does this reflect the true you?

 

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

 

or email me:  Click Here

 

 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...