Headshots are the most common type of professional portrait. They’re used by individuals and businesses to promote themselves. Headshots can be used in job applications, on social media profiles, business cards and websites.
Here are some things to know about getting headshots of your employees:
The right lighting will make all the difference to the quality of your final product. Natural light is best, but if you don’t have access to it outside, it’s possible to use a lightbox indoors with a softbox attachment. A good photographer will be able to show you examples of their work using different lighting setups so you can get an idea of what they prefer to work with before booking a session with them.
A good photographer will help guide your subject’s expressions so they look natural and relaxed — not forced or posed — which is ideal for corporate headshots because they need to reflect an individual’s personality as well as their professional persona. If you’re having trouble pulling off a smile for your photo shoot, try thinking about something that makes you happy or laughing at something funny that happened recently at work or during play time with friends and family members.
It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Headshots don’t have to be expensive; in fact, you might be able to get them done for free if you ask around and find someone who is willing to do so as part of their portfolio building process or as an introductory offer for new clients. If not, expect to pay somewhere between $50 and $200 for each person who needs them taken. This may seem like a lot at first glance, but keep in mind that it’s something that will last forever — so it’s worth investing in quality images that will reflect well on your company and its employees.
Be prepared for surprises! You never know what might happen when taking pictures — someone might have spinach stuck in his teeth or something else embarrassing might happen. Make sure everyone knows ahead of time that this could happen so they’ll feel comfortable laughing it off!
Set the Scene: Where do you want to take the photo? If someone has never had professional photos taken before, they may feel more comfortable in a place they are familiar with (such as their office) rather than somewhere unfamiliar. However, if you have a photographer who can come out to your location, it can be helpful because then there will be no distractions from other people walking by or other noises that might be distracting for the subject.
Choose Your Photographer Wisely: It’s important to choose a photographer who knows how to handle each person’s personality type and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. There are many different styles of photographs out there today, so it’s important that you choose one that fits your company culture and branding standards.
You can contact Skyhawk Pictures for more information.