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Top Tips for Great Head Shots

Top Tips for Great Head Shots

Professional Corporate Head Shots in Sussex

Professional corporate head shots are the perfect way to make a great first impression in an age when potential clients are likely to see your photo before they meet you in person.  The time and financial investment are small and the results can be a great boost to your marketing profile.  Here’s our top tips for fantastic head shots…

  • Sleep Well

    For a couple of nights before your shoot, try to get a good night’s sleep, avoid alcohol and heavy meals and stay well hydrated.  Yep, it sounds like you’re preparing for a model shoot but you want to look fresh as a daisy and these things really will help.

  • Practice Makes Perfect

    It sounds odd but it might be worth practicing in front of a mirror until you find the look that suits you.  We time to take lots of pictures so you don’t have to stick to just one expression but sometimes it helps to settle any camera nerves if you’ve had a practice run when you can see the results.

  • Choose Your Outfit Carefully

    Avoid bold patterns and logos (unless it’s your company logo of course) and it’s best to have full length sleeves.  You’re welcome to bring along a change of clothes, and ring more if you’re not sure and we’ll be able to advise you.

  • It’s Not All Black and White

    There’s a temptation (especially for ladies) to go for a black and white head shot.  It is timeless and classic and yes, it has a place in some industries but as a general rule , go for high quality and go for colour.  We’ll provide a variety of orientations to suite different websites but if you have a particular requirement size-wise, just let us know.

  • Give it to them Straight

    Straight down the lens that is.  There’s a tendency for some folk to look past he camera but you want your potential clients to engage with you right from the outset so go with eye-contact, in this case, between you and then lens.

  • Airbrushing?

    This means different things to different people but it’s one of the most common requests in the studio.  We will pay attention to each of your images to brighten your eyes, remove any temporary blemishes and perform a degree of flattering but subtle skin smoothing if you would like us to.  Of course, if you don’t want us to then just say so.  You need to think of your head shots a little like your business dating profile picture. Yes, we can take off ten years but do you really want to see a confused face when you meet a client in person?  You’ll look like a smart, polished and professional version of you in your finished images and we think you’re perfect that way. If you want some extra attention, then you can book to have Sarah, our resident MUA and session hair stylist take care of your hair and make up.

Book Your Head Shots

Book Your Head Shots

Corporate head shots in the studio include your five favourite digital images to download, print or share for marketing purposes.  Currently they are priced at £60 (discounted from the normal rate of £95)

By |2017-04-11T08:33:31+00:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Commercial|Tags: , |0 Comments

About the Author:

I am a professional Creative ~ Photographer, Videographer, Cinematographer and Drone Pilot My professional photographic career started at the tender age of 13 when I won my first commission to photograph an art collection by a local artist. It paid £50 which was reasonable money for an ambition 13 year old in 1978. I have continued to take pictures ever since, and quite simply, I couldn’t be happier! I am professionally qualified with the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP), and also the Masters Photographer Association (MPA), although I have recently decided to give up my membership of the MPA in favour of the other two associations.

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