Headshots, Portrait Photography and Personal Branding
The first point of contact for a potential client is often your headshot photograph. It follows, therefore, high-quality headshot photography is key to showing you as approachable and confident. This is one of those times when first impressions count – enough for your new client to decide to contact you.
Your headshot can play a key role in your success – assuming you have one 🙂 If they were taken some while ago, perhaps they need refreshing. I would be delighted to provide you with new headshots, to show you in the best possible light 🙂
But don’t feel too concerned if the prospect of headshot photography is a little daunting. Creating a relaxed atmosphere is always key during the shoot. There is no pressure – just a calm environment where you can take as much time as you need to relax into the shoot. You can choose the venue – studio-based, outside or if you prefer, at your place of work.
To increase the flexibility of your new portfolio, feel free to bring a selection of clothing.
To discuss options, I would be delighted to have a no-obligation chat.
Portraits and headshots…. What is the difference between them?
There are key differences in ‘Portrait’ and ‘Headshot Photography’. Three come to mind:
Headshots are an essential part of your social media presence on platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. I suppose ‘Personal Branding’ is probably the phrase I should use here. For me, however, a “brand” is something applied to an inanimate object – not something of flesh and blood. Semantics probably 🙂
If your image is to be used in a printed or online publication, a portrait is better suited. Reading “Environs” and “Lighting” will explain why.
The background is often the major difference between a headshot and portrait. Headshots usually have a fairly plain background – the emphasis being the subject and little else. Portrait photography, on the other hand, is best suited in an environment that suggests something about the sitter – perhaps their place of work.
For headshot photography, the lighting is simple and clean with no deep shadows. Designed to suit the complexion of the sitter.
With a portrait, however, there is room – perhaps a necessity – to be more creative. To imbue mood into the shot is often a great idea.
So what is your desire? Headshot or Portrait? Should you feel uneasy about having your headshot or portrait taken, I am patient, easy-going and empathetic. I will do my utmost to put you at your ease. As a result, I can provide you with headshot or portrait photography you can be proud of.
Headshot and portrait photography is a pleasure to provide so do please contact me should you need an event covered or your portrait taken.