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Achieve Good Headshot

Get Professional Prep

It may be tempting to skimp on the primping portion because, of course, you look flawless without any extra help. The truth is that a professional hair and makeup artist can be the difference between an excellent and a mediocre shot. Their job is to enhance your best features so that the camera can properly capture them. If you’re unsure, check out some with- and without-professional-preparation headshots to see the difference that it can make.

Don’t Use a Friend

A stranger or professional business connection is going to be much more formal and direct with you in a photoshoot than a friend. Of course, you don’t want to work with a photographer who’s a complete jerk! However, if you hire a friend, they might be more concerned with hurting your feelings or offending you by giving you too much direction. You don’t need coddling. You need a great headshot.

Check Their Portfolio

Examine the portfolio of the photographer that you’re considering for the job. Do they have experience in this particular line of work? Do you like the feel of their previous finished products? If you believe that their style can capture the intentions that you have for your work, then that’s huge.

Dress Wisely

The best colors and styles for professional headshots are minimalistic or muted in style and color. Simple goes a long way. Coordinating with the photographer to know the color of your backdrops can help you make the right style decisions as well. Professionalism is key with any images representing your corporation.

Smile

Your photographer will certainly give you this direction in the shoot-unless he’s not very good, or unless your business involves brooding teenage poetry, black coffee, and lurking among gothic cathedrals. Practice your smile! Don’t feel silly or be afraid to express yourself in these photographs. Are you excited for and proud of your business? Of course you are! A smile shows that to your audience-that is, your customers and business partners.