Tag Archives: First Impression

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

The Transition From Traditional to Modern Headshots

You never want to make a bad first impression. Unfortunately, people will make judgement about you just by looking at your photo. It only takes about one-tenth of a second for someone to assess your photo and decide whether they trust you and want to work with you.

Your online appearance is critical. Potential clients are greeted with your online profile before they meet you. LinkedIn found that having a profile picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others, so it is for your benefit if you have a solid profile picture that accurately portrays who you are and lines well with your core competencies. Continue reading

Why Professional Real Estate Photography Is Important to Realtors

real-estate-photographyYou never get a second chance to make a first impression. It is no different for your real estate listings where that first impression is from the online images of your listings. With all of the competition on the market, it is important to have professional photos. There are many benefits of hiring a professional photographer and here are the top seven reasons why.

Impress Your Online Audience: A good professional photographer knows how to make the rooms look their best and make those images stand out and keep them in the “must see” list. Impress your online market segment with the best “curb appeal” possible. Continue reading

Three Reasons Why You Need a Professional Headshot

headshotA headshot is always needed because of large social media dominance and online presence by businesses. Because many of our introductions and business relations are done virtually, it is crucial to have a professional headshot that makes a good first impression on your consumers and cliental.

When Do You Know It Is Time For A New Headshot?
If your hair has changed, your appearance has drastically changed or perhaps you are starting your first business. It is time for you to contact a professional photographer for a headshot. As a rule of thumb, your business headshot should be updated every two-three years. As time goes on, we change and, therefore, so should our headshots. Below are three reasons why you should contact Capitol Photo Headshots today for your headshot session. Continue reading

Professional Business Headshots: No Longer an Option But a Necessity

bussiness-headshotsEveryone needs amazing business headshots. Whether you are the CEO of a large corporation or owner of a small business, you need a fantastic portrait to project your image in the best possible manner. Below are some of the top reasons why you need professional business headshots.

• Google
The first thing anyone does before they make a decision to do business with a new company, hire a new contractor or employee, or make a purchase is to look you up on the internet first. People will do their research online before ever meeting you. Having a professional and flattering photo of yourself is a crucial part of your online identity.

• Credibility
Websites, social media profiles, and even avatars in blog comments are perceived as more believable and trustworthy if there is a professional headshot photo of a person rather than an anonymous placeholder. Continue reading

The Importance of Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

profile photoLinkedIn is one of the best ways on the internet to promote yourself as a professional. Your LinkedIn page is like your very own personal online portal where you can list your achievements and accomplishments and details about your job experience and skills. This information is shared with everyone who you are connected with, as well as other professionals, headhunters, CEO’s and recruiters who might be looking for someone like you and stumble upon your profile. LinkedIn is also regarded as the second best way to get a job nowadays, second only to employee referrals. It is imperative that you know how to communicate your value to like minded professionals and employers and it all starts with your picture.

We all know, a first impression is a lasting impression. Your photo is a very important part of your LinkedIn profile for a number of reasons. When you meet a LinkedIn contact in person for the first time, they will be able to recognize you because of your photo. Continue reading

Why Use Professional Photography for Real Estate?

man showing thumbs up over house backgroundWhen listing a home, real estate agents often think about curbside appeal, selling price, and the local market but too few agents spend enough time truly considering professional photography services. Today, home buyers are not starting their home search in an agent’s office. They are starting the home buying process online. To grab the most attention, earn the best price, and create home buying buzz, you need professionally staged real estate photography.

Create A Great First Impression
It is a known fact that today’s home buyers start their search online, but researchers have found that more specifically, home buyers spend the first twenty seconds looking at a home listing analyzing the home’s exterior shot. If your home has a lackluster exterior shot, most home buyers will not bother looking at other photographs or gathering other information about the home. Grabbing home buyers attention with an exterior shot that maximizes the home’s positive attributes and downplays any potential negatives through photography can instantly peak increase interest in a home. Continue reading

Professional Business Portraits and Your Digital Presence

Business woman in an office. Crossed armsConsumers have a wealth of information at their fingertips these days. Potential clients and employers rely heavily on your digital identity to make decisions. What your online presence says about you can be a deal breaker. Take your online reputation into your own hands rather than leaving it up to chance. Here’s some tips on how: Continue reading

Why You Need An Updated Headshot

Multi-Ethnic Faces Portrait in a RowIf it has been a while since you have taken a professional headshot, then you may want to consider getting one taken. There are several ways that a business can benefit if you get a professional head shot taken. Below are some of the benefits of taking corporate headshots at Capitol PhotoInteractive:
Make The Right First Impression
First impressions are very important. The first impression that clients get could be one of the main factors that determines whether they decide to do business with you. A professional headshot will help your potential clients get the right first impression of you. For example, when people see your professional headshot, they can get the impression that you are warm, creative and approachable. Your clients are also more likely to take you seriously if you have a professional head shot. They want to do business with people who look the part. Continue reading