For many, a business headshot is their signature; Whether a business is in the creative industry, service industry or corporate, your headshot will be seen through various outlets and media sources. A photo that will represent your business can turn away a potentially profitable opportunity, just as well as it can attract the perfect client. Here are 3 reasons why your business headshot is bad.
1. Your expression and eyes appear tired
Not preparing for your photo shoot may result in sloppy images. Always be sure to schedule your photo shoot in times where your list of things to do is not too long. This way you have time to prepare, your mood is good and you're not overwhelmed about all of the things going on in your mind which can ultimately reflect in your images. Getting enough sleep the night before is the best practice.
2. Your clothes attract more attention than your face
Clothing should enhance not distract. Ask your photographer. Asking the experts can be very useful to getting the best headshot possible. A question to ask; what colors do you recommend I wear? However, when asking about what-to-wear, I would refer you to an expert wardrobe consultant/stylist. Apply the same principal to makeup.
3. Your headshot is overly edited or has no editing at all
Photo editing is also part of the work that goes into imaging. Most photographers do provide is basic skin corrections and teeth whitening, at least. Keep in mind when you're shopping around, a headshot photographer should have photo editing experience using software such as Photoshop. As the owner of Tampa headshots, I have 20 years of editing experience. In these times, editing is a very important factor in defining bad or good photos. Sometimes the editing service could raise the cost of purchasing your images, but can be worth your investment.