What Are Professional Headshots?
Professional headshots are a type of portrait photography that is focused on the face and includes some of the upper torso and shoulders. Professional headshots are typically used for websites, press releases, publications, sales tools, self-promotion, and social media profiles. They are used in most professions including academics, writers, artists, actors, models, real estate, insurance, banking, non-profits, scientists, and physicians to just name a few.
The purpose of a headshot is to quickly and concisely present yourself to the digital world. At Headshots Hero in Middletown, CT we understand that a great professional headshot is a powerful tool that helps you to stand out in a crowded space and be noticed.
Are Professional Headshots Important?
You only have one chance at a first impression. Your professional headshot often creates the first impression that business colleagues, clients, and customers form of you.
These days, most first impressions start online. Potential clients look up employees online to see if they’re credible. Investors/donors use the company About Us page to learn about company executives. A great professional headshot is critical for making a good first impression and so can have a major impact on your career or company.
Invest in yourself by investing in a professional headshot by Headshots Hero in Middletown CT. Peter Oberc, the owner of Headshots Hero, through his masterful use of lighting, lenses, cameras, and posing will create a headshot that exceeds your expectations.
How Do I Prepare for My Professional Headshot?
Tips for your professional headshot.
The main focus of your headshot is your facial expression. You want to wear clothing that does not draw attention away from your face. Avoid patterns because they distract. Plain is better.
Colors: Mid-tones work best because they are the most flattering and help your face stand out. Avoid black because it can be too somber. Avoid pastels, cream, or beige because they can look too similar to flesh tones and wash out.
If you wear a white shirt make sure you have a darker jacket to cover your shoulders. If you have shiny skin bring a translucent powder to reduce shine and even out your skin. If you have chapstick put some on because most lips can look dry.
For the Camera Shy People
Please do not worry if you are shy in front of the camera. With over 25 years of professional photography experience, Headshots Hero’s Peter Oberc is an expert at making your personal branding session a fun, stress-free, and positive experience. Please remember with each session a pre-session phone consultation is included.
A Leader in Headshot Photography
Headshots Hero offers corporate portrait photography services to business executives and professionals alike. We have experience working with Real Estate Firms, Financial Firms, Dental Offices, Physical Therapy Clinics, Insurance Offices, Law Firms, and Marketing Agencies.