Studies have shown that a first impression is built within the first 7 seconds of being seen. We tend to begin business relationships with people we have not met yet in this age of technology and digital profiles. With that being said, you do not have the luxury of missing an opportunity to make a good impression. This is where the power of a strong profile and portrait comes into play.
An amazing headshot will ensure that your audience receives your virtual handshake warmly and generates a positive impression. Below are 7 tips to ensure you make a great impression online to your prospective clients.
A good headshot makes the best first impression. If you are starting a new job, a new business venture, or a new role within your company, then it is time to update your business headshot. As a business professional, having an up-to-date headshot is a necessity.
Is A Professional Headshot Really Important?
As society has become more and more dependent on the internet for information, the use of images has become more important. Regardless of the need, most people turn to their cell phone or computer for the solution.
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.
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
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
College students and new graduates happen to be one of the fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn. It makes sense because students now know that they need to be active on LinkedIn to create an impressive digital presence and to find internships and first jobs.
Your headshot is one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn profile. A good first impression encourages the viewer to read the rest of your profile. By simply having a profile picture, your profile is 14 times more likely to be clicked on by an employer.
Photos And Images
Your professional profile photo is essential and should have a nice smile. Some colleges are now offering LinkedIn photo booths and workshops. In addition to a great headshot, consider adding images and videos to your profile. The background cover image is a great opportunity to create the professional image you wish to convey. Continue reading
Choosing the perfect headshot you want to use after a headshot session can be quiet task. Your goal is to choose a headshot that is authentic, represents your brand, shows your personality and evokes interest. A successful headshot consists of a mixture of variables. Beyond just looking good in your headshot, here are some key ingredients.
The purpose of having a professional business headshot is to show who you are and give the viewer an image to connect to. You want to choose a headshot that shows your personality and your best side. A great business headshot has a combination of confidence and approachability. The point is to show yourself as someone who knows what he or she is doing, while at the same time not coming off as unapproachable. Continue reading