Selfies versus Professional Headshots. Why it is important to work with a professional photographer.
Everyone needs a good headshot. A professional image can be used everywhere. From your website to Linkedin and other social media. A good portrait is your brand; it is your emotional business card. It needs to be intriguing, engaging, and a good reflection of your personality.
There are so many unprofessional photos and selfies out there. Photo's taken in bad lighting, wrongly cropped or just poor in quality.
So let's look at my images. The selfie is not a particularly bad photo, but it doesn't have a professional look either. I put myself in good light, though, because I felt a little vulnerable to show you guys an awful photo of myself, but I didn't work on elegant clothing, on posing, having the right angle. I wear no makeup, I didn't do my hair, I didn't pay attention to the background, and I used my phone to take the picture.
The other image is a professional headshot, taken with a Professional DSRL camera. It is an image that is authentically me; it is shot in a studio environment with a nice background and my hair and makeup were done professionally. My Dutch photographer Hiske, used good lighting with a "fill light" that minimized my wrinkles a bit -:) and I look engaging and approachable, don't you think? And, most important, it is updated, so it won't mislead people when they see/meet me in real life.
Are you ready to book a professional headshot that is of high quality and has flattering and professional lighting?
Please call or reach out to me because I have a beautiful home studio where we can take your professional portraits. We even have the luxury of going outside as well since I live in the hills of Saratoga, where I can also take some natural lighting portraits.
If you are on the fence, if you should get a new headshot done; let me say this; It's a forever thing. It is an investment in yourself with great value for the next 2 to 3 years.
Booking for March and April 2020 now. Headshot sessions are available during office hours.