Whatever line of work you are in, if you are promoting yourself, you need a great headshot. More than just a flattering photograph, a great headshot is a powerful tool for making people remember you! This is because facial recognition is wired deeply inside every mind. You want to provide people with a photograph that people can remember you by.
There are so many careers that can benefit from a great headshot, it would take hours to list them all! Doctors, lawyers, corporate executives, realtors, and journalists almost always require a great headshot. Anyone in the entertainment industry has to have a killer headshot. But, it has to be a high quality image that best expresses who you want to portray yourself to be to others and a reflection of who you are.
What makes a great headshot?
A headshot must look professional and refined. There is a skill to create the proper lighting, sharp focus, and expert composition that a talented headshot photographer provides. Skills in retouching and color correction are also important.
You have to feel comfortable with your photographer. Make sure you have previewed their portfolio and that you have seen proof that they can achieve the look and image that you wish to achieve. Also, be sure your photographer knows what you want to convey. Warmth? Style? Trustworthy business skills? Good humor? Intellect?
It is important that any business owner or representative have a great headshot. With days of social media, everyone can benefit..
I recently was asked to photograph some broadcast TV anchors and reporters. Here are a few images that came from our mini sessions.