Get the Most out of Your Social Media Headshots

Today there are numerous ways to get yourself out there and on social media. Your image is important and something that contributes to your business as well as your personal brand. One of the most important things to consider is what social media sites you are using and what goals you have for them. For example on LinkedIn you definitely want a professional image that is more of a closeup headshot while a personal Twitter account might allow for something more casual and relaxed and your personal Facebook photo would likely be similar. Your image on social media will be a first impression and it is key to make a good one!

At Capitol Photo Headshots, we have been shooting both headshots and portraits for many years and we have the precise knowledge of what works, but it is also important to project an image that you want to present. We will work with you to create those looks collaboratively so you can have a social media headshot or portrait that works for you. Continue reading

Five Common Event Photography Myths

When it comes to event photography, there can be a lot of myths out there. In order for you to find the right event photographer for your specific needs, it is important to be aware of the many myths out there. Below are the top five myths with event photography.

Your Event Does Not Need An Event Photographer
It is funny how people do not even consider having an event photographer for their event. Event photographers are an integral part of your event planning process. You have planned every last detail because each part of the event is critical. In order to capture the event, you need to invest in an event photographer.

You Can Book A Great Event Photographer For Cheap
We all know that saying “You get what you pay for”. This is also true with event photography. Just like with any other details for your event, make sure you have a budget for a photographer. Invest in a quality event photographer so that you can have quality and beautiful pictures to remember your event by. Continue reading

Why You Need More Than One Look for Your Headshot

We are happy to share the most common reasons why it is important to have more than one look for your headshot. The reasons listed below can be applied to different industries.

The Company Headshot
The most common reason people need to get a headshot is for their company directory. It is important to be represented in the best possible light. Getting a new modern photograph or headshot of yourself is the way to go. When looking for a professional headshot photographer, make sure their work stands out. You do not want to have another boring photograph that does not represent you properly and does not stand out among the others in your field. Standing out in a directory or website is key.

Email Signature Or Skype Profile
Adding your professional image in the email signature or your company’s messenger, for example Skype, is critical. Your headshot is a great way to put a face to your message since business communication is often done without seeing the person in real life. Your business communication either through email or messenger is used to communicate both internally within your company and your clients. Nonverbal communication is an extremely powerful tool and being ahead of the game will make a difference in your professional and business world. Continue reading

Why Professional Photography is Key to a Successful Event

No matter what type of upcoming special event you have, hiring a professional event photographer can bring an endless list of benefits to your event, the attendees and your business development. Here are a few benefits of professional photography.

Making Memories
Photography throughout the decades has been always a portal to our past. Many guests would love to remember, in detail, all the best parts of the event. Professional photos taken capture very special moments to all those involved. Presenters or speakers can be offered professional photos as a thank you gift. Continue reading

Look Your Best in Your Business Headshot

Business headshots are a great way to make yourself look more professional in your career. Hiring a business headshot photographer to photograph you in their studio or to come to your workplace will give you an edge in the business world.Important details go into getting a professional headshot taken such as clothes to wear, makeup, background, hairstyles, and more. Below are some ideas you can check out on how you would like to look in your photoshoot.

Important details go into getting a professional headshot taken such as clothes to wear, makeup, background, hairstyles, and more. Below are some ideas you can check out on how you would like to look in your photoshoot.

Wear Appropriate Clothing
Think about the look you are trying to convey to people who are going to see your business photo. You can dress up for your headshot like you would for a day at the office, but wearing a shirt or a suit is common for men who do not normally wear one at work.

You do not have to worry about your pants and shoes if you are planning to get only the top half of your body photographed but if you are having a full body portrait taken then your entire outfit you choose to wear, including shoes is important. Continue reading

High Quality Photography for Your Brand

Personal branding is all the rage right now. Everyone has a brand, but some of us are more skilled at realizing its potential and the many benefits than others. Below are a few reasons why everyone needs high quality photography for their brand.

The Power Of Visuals
When it comes to forming an effective personal brand, there are many elements at play. In order to lay a strong foundation for our personal brand we need to tap into the genuine qualities from which our character and personality stem, such as our passions and values. When we have a clear grasp of the image we want to project to the world, we can start outlining our personal branding strategy. Continue reading

Great Poses to Consider for Your Next Headshot Session

The most difficult part of headshot photography is probably the pose. Clients can have great attire and have a great face but it does not mean anything if the pose is not right. Your pose is your paralanguage spoken through a photo, it can completely make or break your personality. Below are a list of common headshot poses.

The Leaning Pose
Clients who are too shy to pose for the camera often find it hard to stand straight without getting too stiff. Leaning to one side can help them relax. Leaning against a wall or railing makes the pose seem much more natural. It works great for outdoor shoots. Continue reading

Essential Elements for Memorable Corporate Events

Memorable corporate events are the ones that make people feel appreciated, create excitement and get talked about in a good way afterwards. If you are planning a corporate event and you want it to be memorable, there are certain things you can do to make it so. After photographing a variety of corporate events, here are a few tips we have picked up on what makes a memorable corporate event.

Find A Unique Venue
Instead of looking for the obvious convention center or hotel room, try to find a local venue with character and charm. Maybe a hotel with an awesome rooftop or over looking the ocean. Remember your guests will do the marketing work for you if your venue blows them away. Continue reading

How to Avoid Fake Smiles in Your Portraits

Smiling photogenically is much easier said than done. A genuine smile is one of the most attractive expressions of the human face, and a photographer, we love them because they create connection and create warmth.

Five Characteristics Of A Fake Photo
• A tense or forced smile
• Skin that is overly re-touched or airbrushed
• Unnatural lighting
• Fake or staged background
• The use of props that draw focus away from the person Continue reading

Event Photography: Eye Catching Photos for Your Event

At Capitol Photo Headshots, we will provide you with premium Event Photography Services tailored to your needs for your important event. We work together with you to achieve beautiful photographs which are up to your expectations. We understand how important it is to have reliable photographers who can produce the results that you want.

Capture Important Moments Of Your Event
We specialize in event photography. There are crucial moments which can happen is a matter of seconds like the signing of an important contract or precious moments of the perfectly angled beautiful smile of your loved one. That is simply our goal to achieve, to capture these moments and you can have that moment with you forever, in a piece of digital photograph. Continue reading