Your professional identity shows you and your company a lot. It shows the world you mean business when you make an important decision to get your headshots done professionally. Since the rise of social media, the audience is vast, and the first impression you give to the people you find online is your headshot. But there are a few things to consider before you book your session to make sure you get the results you want.
The Purpose Of The Headshot
Every headshot has a purpose, and you should figure yours out before you schedule a session. The purpose will often dictate your clothing, makeup and hairstyle choices, as well as the number and sizes of the images you may need. Make sure your photographer knows the reason behind your headshots so they can help you meet your expectations. Continue reading
Brand photography for any company is a crucial and necessary investment. The advertising and marketing culture, and even more so today, has always been visually oriented. As it turns out, 90% of all information our brain process is visual. Our brains process visual information as much as 60,000 times faster than text, which is a major reason why we tend to remember 80% of what we see, but only 20% of what we read.
Why Product Photography Is Important
In today’s visual world, where media is more influential in business than ever, it is impossible to sell your products or services without professional photos that complement your business’s style, show off the details of your product, and illustrate your products’ value. Product photography is valuable for a variety of businesses. Continue reading
Having a photo of yourself increases your credibility significantly with people on the internet who find you. It makes you relate to it innately easier and more trustworthy. Ideally, if you have a social media presence, you’ve seen the statistics that support using an image instead of a logo. People are more likely to engage with a profile that does not have a logo but an image. This will customize your company. It reassures them that they are not just doing another faceless business with a man. A current and professional headshot will help you instantly connect and identify with your potential clients, employers and others.
When To Update Your Headshot
• Your appearance has changed since your last headshot. Maybe you have a new hair color or style, got glasses or contact or maybe the clothing you wore in your last headshot is starting to look a little out of date. It may seem obvious, but you really need to look like your headshot in order for people to relate with and trust you. An outdated photo is not going to show people that you are on top of your game. Continue reading
Getting your photo taken can shake your nerves quietly, particularly if you don’t feel you’re photogenic. This problem is faced by many people, but there are ways to make you look your best. Standing in front of the camera and feeling good is a skill you must know.
Embrace Your Uniqueness
No matter where they are or what they wear, photogenic people appear comfortable. But note the word, trustingly. It’s not because they’re more beautiful than the rest of the world, it’s because their beauty is less self-conscious.
Many people lack the confidence because they find faults on their face such as the gap in your teeth, the crow’s-feet that appear when they smile, or their stubborn hair. Rather than trying to hide what you consider your faults, embrace what makes you unique. Continue reading
Special events are celebrations that make up a lifetime of memories. Making sure that you have a professional, experienced photographer to capture these moments means making sure that you can look back on your most special days and see your friends, family, and colleagues at their best.
Corporate and Commercial Photography
Having a professional photographer at your event is a must! We can capture professional pictures that can be used to promote future events, and showcase some examples to future clients. Capturing your event through professional photography can provide a nice visual documentation of your event without having your future clients rely too much on imagination. Having photos documented has unlimited positives, they can also be used later to present certain events on websites, flyers, portfolios, etc. Continue reading
When running your own business, it is essential that you create a powerful online presence that makes a lasting impact on your audience. Potential clients are more likely to reach out and connect with you. You may not have a website, but there are now many online platforms where you can market yourself for little to no cost. Many even provide the same results you would get from a dedicated website. There is absolutely no reason to not have an online presence in today’s marketplace. So here are simple ways to create an impactful online presence.
• Professional Headshot
A professional headshot shows the face behind your business. A professional photo can be integrated into your entire brand and indicates the level at which you conduct business. Professional photographers can capture your personality and use the best angle and lighting to enhance all of your online profiles. Continue reading
Consumers 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 are some tips on how:
A good place it starts is by doing a search of your name or business and see what comes up. Determine whether the first search results are representative of you and your brand. Do other people show up before you? Would it be easy to get you confused with another person or business? An easy way to do this is with a quality profile picture, putting your face to your name. Your profile picture is often times the first impression potential clients get of you, so you want to make sure it is the right impression. Professional business portraits will make you look polished and reputable in addition to establishing your identity. Continue reading
The most important thing to consider when getting a great professional headshot is to capture your authentic brand. That is our focus in every headshot session we do. We work with you individually to fully understand your brand and convey it in your final images.
Choosing the right background for photography adds depth to your photos and makes a big impact on the overall professionalism of your shoot. At Capitol Photo Headshots we offer several selections and work with you to pick the right background.
A black background may seem very neutral but in fact, says a lot about the person in the photograph. This color can lend an air of mystery and elegance. Lighting will be important to ensure that hair color does not disappear into the Continue reading
If you wear eyeglasses on a daily basis, you should wear them in your professional photograph, because it is how the world knows you. A great headshot captures the real you in a way that flatters and celebrates every unique part of you.
Whether shooting a business portrait for LinkedIn or photos for a website, glasses come up often in our shoots. And while they can be a great accessory for your next headshot, there are a few things that might help you to make your shoots with spectacles more spectacular!
Variety Rules: If you have more than one pair of glasses, we highly recommend bringing them. Variety is key as it will make you feel freer during your shoot and depending on their color and shape might bring out fascinating things about you with the addition of different angles, backgrounds, and lighting. Continue reading
We live in a very technologically driven world. When people want to know about something or someone, what is the first thing they do? They go online. When they want to find out about a product or service, they Google it. When they want to find out more about a person, they’re heading to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Linked-In. Online appearance is extremely important. Many people make their decision while researching online. Whether you are searching for your dream job, vying for a promotion or hoping to appeal to prospective clients, your headshot should communicate that you care enough about your appearance and your profession to invest in it.
Common Headshot Mistakes
Your Smile Is Not Genuine – Your smile is your most important business tool. A professional photographer’s job is to bring out the best smile in every single person. Continue reading