Headshots were once used only by movie stars and models. Nowadays, they are a ‘must’ for every professional. After all – as they say: a picture is worth a thousand words. By having a high-quality headshot, it is easier to make a good first impression. We have asked London Corporate Headshot Photographer, a team of professional photographers, to provide some tips and tricks on how to get the best headshot photography results.
Choose a simple backdrop
When it comes to headshot photography, location plays an important role. Most companies opt for a white, black, or grey backdrop. I use a mobile studio, which can be set up in a board room or any other meeting room. Another good idea is to take photos with your office as a background. This way, the headshots will seem more alive and vibrant.
With headshot photography, it is best to have a simple background. When there is too much going around the subject, it will draw the attention away. Also, remember that the colour choice for the background should reflect your company’s brand. For example, a black backdrop is better for a moody/serious image.
Makeup and hair should be professional
With makeup and hair, you should follow the same rule – simplicity is better. While it is good to put on a little bit of makeup, you should not go overboard. Try to go for a look that you usually have for your day-to-day office activities. Keep your company’s brand in mind too.
If you are working in the creative industry, it may be more acceptable to have a brighter, funkier look. Consider hiring a makeup artist – they know how to achieve a natural look that fits each person the best.
Create a schedule
To ensure the process goes smoothly, have a dedicated employee create a schedule for the photo session. They should clear the workers’ calendars, create slots for each person and also remind them all to show up. Taking a business headshot usually takes around ten minutes, so keep that in mind while planning the day.
Staying organised is better not only for your employees but also for the photographer. This way, no time will be wasted on unnecessary practicalities.
Pick the right clothing
Choosing the right clothing is important not only to look good on your headshots but also to feel good. It is no secret that we feel more confident and happy when we have taken the time to dress ourselves the best way.
Remember that people judge based on their first impression. Having proper clothing will make you seem more professional. For a more corporate look, choose foundational basics like white, grey, black, earth tones, and navy. A little pop of colour does not hurt too! After all – it is all about feeling good. Choosing a package the allows you to change outfits is a good idea too, that way you can create headshots for different platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Corporate.
A big part of getting high-quality headshot photography is having a professional photographer who can turn your vision into a reality. Did you know that LinkedIn profiles with photos are viewed up to 21 times more than those who don’t have one? If you are looking for business headshots that impress, I’m here to help! Reach out to me for more information.