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Professional Business Headshots
In todays world everyone needs Corporate Headshots (Business Headshots). Whether it’s Linkdin, a Company Website, a Magazine Cover or a business journal article we all need photos that put our best foot forward and give us the spotlight we deserve. Corporate Headshots can be standard as far as backgrounds and positioning or now a days they can be more creative and Editorial in style. No matter what the purpose of your Corporate Headshot the most important aspect is you look great and feel great about your images.
A standard Corporate Headshot is set against a grey or white background. Grey is always a good choice for a background color. It is neutral and everyone looks better on neutral backgrounds. Skin tones don’t clash, eye color pops and whether it is blonde hair or dark hair, both look great on a grey background. White backgrounds are a great choice as well. On a white background if you have type it will look clean like a magazine. This is why so many magazines shoot on white backgrounds. Also you can cut a person out of a white background and super impose them on to any background. This is very popular in the Realtor Headshot or Realestate Headshots market. Realtors’ are always making fliers, brochures and billboards. It is a highly competitive market. They know they need the flexibility to use the same photo over and over again. So super imposing their image on multiple backgrounds is a smart way to go.
Ever see a Corporate Headshots that look like they should be in a magazine? Corporate Headshots don’t always have to be standard and on a basic background. Sometimes you get to be a little more creative. Editorial Corporate Headshots have more to do with the environment that the business executive works in. Maybe it’s an action shot or a power pose that makes this Headshot different than the standard look. This is fun for subject to feel more creative and also it’s also fun for a photographer to stretch his creative muscles.
No matter what the purpose of your Corporate Headshot, Business Headshot or Editorial Headshot remember the key is to look great. It’s all about light and composition. If you are not satisfied don’t feel shy. Try again. Photoshoots should not be looked at as a one time thing. In this day in age we all need to be updating our marketing materials constantly. Finding the right photographer that you work well with is important. It is equally important that you learn how to work in front of the camera. As Shakespear said “All of life is a stage.” Even if you don’t want to perform you have to cause you already are. So keep building experiences in front of the camera. Remember to smile and be confident. A natural smile is appealing to everyone.