People love to take portraits. A portrait is a captured likeness of the subject, in this case a person, especially their face. Portrait photography however has a deeper connotation than that, being understood as a superior quality image, capturing the individual’s physical likeness, their character on a digital or film camera’s sensor. It is also understood that portrait photography produces pleasing and attractive results to the person being the subject.
Character revelation is the focus of portrait photography. At least one element of the subject must be shown in the photo. Elements may include the subject’s attitude, personality, unique mannerisms, and any other traits or features that shape the very unique nature of the person. The portrait photograph tells the viewer something that suggests the subject’s individuality. Continue reading
We all know that a corporate headshot serves as your first impression. It has many uses, such as your LinkedIn profile or within your email signature. With that being said, your headshot needs to look professional and it should be relatively recent. Below are eight tips that can make getting a great headshot as easy as it sounds.
Choose Clothing That Speaks To You And Your Profession
When you have the best corporate headshot it gives the person looking at it a glimpse into you and who you are. Make sure your headshot shows some personality! If you work in a more artsy profession, make sure your clothes reflect that. On the flip side, if you need to wear a suit and tie, wear some jewelry or a colorful scarf or tie to bring out some of your personal flair.
Ready to schedule your business headshot? We have a few healthful tips you should take into consideration before reaching out to a professional photographer. Do your research, plan and ask questions. Here are 5 tips to help make sure your business headshot is amazing.
Contact A Professional Photographer
You need a photographer who understands business headshots, branding and about what your headshot is trying to say. A photographer who specializes in family portraits might be able to get a great portrait but that is not the same as being able to encapsulate your personal brand through a great business headshot. Continue reading
What impression does your online personality give to potential clients? When prospective clients look up your business they are not just looking at what you do, they are also looking at who you are. An appropriate headshot is the difference between landing a client or not.
Making A First Impression
In today’s competitive world, when it comes to winning a new client, a first impression has the potential to make or break the relationship. The internet has made that all important first impression so much more essential. Continue reading
Serious business professionals know the importance of having a business headshot taken.Your headshot is an essential component to your marketing plan, that will potentially appear in everything from your online profile, to your business card, to your business’s advertisement in the local paper.At Capitol Photo Headshots, we specialize in helping you choose the composition and style of a professional portrait best suited to your business and personality.
Different Frame Headshots
One of the first choices to make is how much your face will fill the frame of your professional portrait. Below are some examples.
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
The importance of professional business portraits in today’s market never not be underestimated. A business portrait will often be the first appearance the people in your company will make to a potential customer or client.
First Impressions Count
Whether customers see your photo through social media, website, or more traditional print media, it is vital a good impression is made.
A Good Quality Portrait Or Headshot Will:
• Build trust in your people and your brand.
• Present a professional and inviting front to your business. Continue reading
A great business portrait is a very valuable tool in marketing your visual brand. Your business portrait will project the image of your company as well as your professional services. Your business portrait should portray the image that you would like to project of yourself, your company and your brand. Not only should you have professional business portraits created for your company website, you also need to think about having the right image for the numerous other sites where your business profile is displayed. A great business portrait will build trust and enhance your professional image on your website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and other social media sites. Having multiple photographs is a great way for people to be able to see who you are and feel like they can connect with you. Continue reading