Pictures are a kind of way to preserve precious memories, but also the way to present ourselves to others. Even in the business world, both employers and employees realized the importance of a good shot. Professionally done photography on your business profile or business card can leave a great first impression on your clients.
In modern marketing, a great photo is definitely something that will attract customers to a product or service (read here). The same goes for both employees and job seekers. Investing in a professional headshot will help them create unique and outstanding profiles to attract the attention of possible clients or employers.
Business portraits are usually presenting the upper body, with focus on face and posture. However, some business area also requires full-body photos (jobs requiring uniforms, for example, stewardesses). That’s why the selection of the photo outfit is essential. It has to make you ‘aesthetically acceptable’ to business standards, giving the impression of professionalism. But it has to be clothes that reflect your personality and character.
Men should shave right before shooting. As for ladies, discreet makeup and neatly tied hair will do. If you work (or looking for) a job that allows a casual dress code, you can let your hair down. Keep in mind that heavy makeup often doesn’t look nice in photos. It’s enough to cover minor defects, such as pimples and freckles (for the rest, there is Photoshop). If you can, leave your hair and face to the professionals.
Strike a Pose
Some people are naturally talented for posing in front of the camera. Others should practice. Although this seems very easy, especially for business headshots (‘just cross your hands and do not laugh’), it’s not that simple.
First, it’s okay to smile in your professional headshots. You …