Okay so January is over, and you had a new years resolution that you would get some headshots done for your team. Or maybe you want one for your own professional profile. Don’t worry, it is not too late!! I can help. I can do corporate head shots for your website. Or individual photos for your own professional profile. So what do you need to know?
What I would advise for your headshot? It really depends on what you need it for and what industry you work in. I personally love more relaxed, natural images. I think you can still get a business like image, while appearing natural and approachable. This works especially well on company/business websites. On that note, see my advice for headshots for a company website.
- Know what size and dimensions your image needs to be from your web designer, landscape, square, portrait, so that you can inform your photographer.
- Decide on what impression you want to give from your image, for example business-like/professional/official, or is it more important to look friendly and approachable, this depends on the type of industry it is and the tone of the website. The image needs to have the same tone as the content. It is important to explain this to your photographer, as they will use light and certain poses to help you achieve the correct impression.
- Where do you take the photo? More and more photographs are taken on site, it can give a great ‘at work’ image and if you want a neutral background with a studio like effect, that can be arranged on location. That way you can get a mix of candid and formal images.
- It is always worth getting one or two images with a plain background, this can allow you to use these images against other backgrounds later using post production techniques.
- Choose your clothes carefully, suits where necessary and keeping jewellery and accessories to a minimum. Unless of course you are a jewellery designer, then make sure you wear it!! https://www.avrilokennedyphotography.ie/what-to-wear/
- I would also say don’t be afraid of wearing different colours, but don’t go too mad.
- Finally, relax, enjoy your photosession. Discuss what you want from your photos and don’t be afraid to ask your photographer for direction if you are unsure of your position etc. You will get the most from you photographs by working with your photographer
So to summarise
- Many images
Professional profile Photographs.
For professional profile photographs all of the above advice still stands. However, for an individual, I would look to get a number of different images in a session.
- Bring a change of clothes
- Use different locations/background and poses to give a different ‘Look’, as you may want to use these images for different things and one look will not suit all.
- As before, discuss what you want to achieve with your photographer, they could have great ideas for you to get the most from you session.
- Finally, enjoy it and relax.
If you are interested in booking a session with me for headshots for yourself or your website, please feel free to contact me at [email protected].
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