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CorporateHeadshot Photo Session: Make It Fun!

We all want to know our competition but never copy them. Let your sincere  and genuine expressions make people gravitate towards you and your business. This is easy to achieve by having fun in your photo session with Capitol Photo Headshots. Below are some helpful tips that can take away any stress during your session and start having fun.

 

Be Prepared

Once you have chosen a photographer, they should be able to advise you on clothing, makeup, hair, colors, jewelry and accessories. At Capitol Photo Headshots, we recommend having all of your outfits clean, pressed and ready to go.

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What Is a Corporate Photographer?

There are many different types of photography out there. The most common type of corporate photography is headshots and business portraits. Photography of business events and conferences, office interiors and exteriors, and employees on the job are also common subject matter. Corporate photographers are also used to cover a company’s involvement with a charity event or community. Corporate photographers usually focus on the three areas of photography listed below.

Portraits

There are two types of photography that fall into this category. Posed and candid. Some clients request a shot of their CEO, team or even a combination in a posed manner, Continue reading

Corporate Headshots and Environmental Portraits

Corporate headshots are an essential part of your company’s public relations profile.It is imperative that the way the corporate head shots are photographed matches the essence of your branding, from the posing to lighting and clothing to expression. With that in mind, there are a few questions to consider.

What Image Is Your Company Trying To Project?

Decide on what your portraits need to convey, and consider all of your options. We have found that over the last several years, clients have moved away from the studio headshot with a backdrop to a more environmental portrait. Continue reading

Things to Consider when Calling a Photographer

With the advent of photo editing software and digital cameras, the barriers to entry into the practice of photography are lower than ever before. There are a large amount of photography companies out today, and the process of finding a reputable company which will suit your needs can be complicated if you do not know what you should consider when doing so and what questions to ask.

Thankfully, there are a number of useful tips to consider which will help you to better prepare yourself for conversations with photography companies, as well as familiarize clients with their own needs. Continue reading

Make Your Corporate Headshot Session a Success

So you have finally made the right decision, and hired a professional photographer to complete your corporate headshots. The hardest part is over, but there still are a few things to do before your session arrives.

Hair And Makeup

On the day of your corporate headshot session is not when you want to get experimental with your look. You are spending money to produce quality headshots for professional purposes, so look like you do every other day of the week. The last thing you want to do is be unrecognizable to your clients and customers. Do not get your haircut before your photoshoot, hire a stylist instead. We suggest keeping the eye shadow and blush on the light side and selecting the correct shade foundation. Even men can apply a light powder to reduce the shine on your skin. Continue reading

Need an Event Photographer?

As you begin making plans for your upcoming event, there are undoubtedly a ton of questions that begin running through your mind. There are so many different vendors to consider, and potential amenities to offer those that come to your event. There are a tons of decisions to be made, from the guest list, to catering, to music. An event photographer will more than likely be on that list as well. As you decide on whether or not you should look at corporate event photographers for your next event, here are three questions you should ask.

Do I Want To Create Memories?
They are going to be parts of your event that you want to be unforgettable. Whether it isnetworking with the right people or the quality of information attendees receive, you want your guests to remember how special yourevent was. A great way to do this is through hiring an event photographer. Continue reading

What to Wear to Attract the Right Client

You have just made the decision to get new headshots to appear fresh and attract desirable to new clients. We all know that what you wear will have your potential client ultimately and subconsciously decide to choose you for your services. They may not consciously make this decision, but if they view your image and see you dressed in frumpy clothes and wearing gaudy jewelry, they may choose someone else to do business with. Below are a few helpful tips on what you can wear or how you can appear in your headshots to attract the right client.

Dress For Your Occupation
If you are a lawyer, you do not want to be photographed in beach attire or jeans and a tee-shirt. It is important to know your occupation so you can dress for it. Male lawyers should wear well-tailored suits or even a simple dress shirt with a tie. Woman lawyers should avoid prints and go with something striking and bold, allowing them to look dominant and fierce. Continue reading

Checklist Before Launching a Website

Launching a new website is a time consuming and difficult process. The process requires many parts, which has to be done carefully and step by step if you want to end up with a satisfying and perfect website.

There are a variety of different ways to create a website and thousands of designs to make it attractive, with the latest technology. However, there is a professional standard that has to be maintained if you are running a business, which we are not going to discuss here. Continue reading

Casual Corporate Headshot: How to Look More Approachable

Casual headshots are an informal way of introducing yourself within all of your marketing efforts. Casual headshots are more lifestyle oriented that your average corporate headshot and portray a much trendy, hipper, youthful vibe. This type of headshot provides a way to give a personal touch of your branding so that it better reflects the tone you want to set and your individual personality.

Headshots are part of our media driven business world and getting an excellent shot is as important as having the right experience and education. So try and shake things up and show that you are up to speed in this fast paced moving world, read these tips below that will give you just the right edge that clients are looking for. Continue reading

Creating Your Authentic Personal Brand

If you have a business, then you will know how imperative visual content is. Photography happens to be one of the most powerful brand assets you can invest in your business. Whether you do business on or offline, the visual identity you create for your business will set the mood and tone for the experience your clients will have for your business.

Know Your Brand Personality
Your brand personality is the way in which you convey who you are and what you do in your business. Your business brand will also have a personality or a way you want to be perceived by others. Depending on your business and what you do, you need to think about what type of brand personality is going to position you in the best way to connect with your ideal client. Continue reading