To get or not to get that headshot?
That is the question many of us ask.
Will it really make much of a difference?
Well I’m here to tell you that YES, it does. A headshot says so much about you. Headshots are not only for corporate businesses, they are useful for all types of social media exposure, even dating sites.
If you are going to put yourself out there, then let it be your best self.
Let’s say you are an entrepreneur and you are launching your new business. People want to know that they are dealing with a professional and someone who cares about their business. And YES, all that can be assessed from your head shot.
Professional headshots are quick and easy. They can be taken in a studio or outside for a more casual look.
Some photographers are willing to travel to you and that saves your precious time.
Yes, I know its an expense that you do no need, but look at it as an investment. This small investment will yield more in return. More exposure, more success, more business and more admirers.
Throughout the years I have photographed people for Corporate web sites and other main stream career professionals. Others have been fitness professionals or professional speakers. I have also photographed people who were updating their dating profiles or linkedIn profiles and some were internet bloggers and entrepreneurs. All were looking for a photograph that would represent them and their chosen careers in the best light.
I know I cannot convince everyone, so if you still insist on taking your own photo please try to avoid these portrait faux pas…
1. Never use a photo from which you have cut out the other person. That just looks tacky. 2. Don’t take a selfie in a mirror 3. Do not stand right under a light or you will get all kinds of unflattering shadows. And 4. Unless you work with animals do not post a photo of your pet as your profile pic. Even though they are cute the only tell us that you have a cute pet.
I leave you with a headshot of yours truly. This one is several years old so its time for a new one. LOL
Looking forward to seeing you through my camera lens !