Category:Headshot Advice

team of staff outside in Melbourne alleyway for staff headshot

Tips for better staff photos.

Tips for better staff photos. Tips for better staff photos. Are you looking to up the profile of your business by incorporating professional staff headshots? This is a simple way to stand out and showcase your company (or the business you work for), above everyone else. After all, staff are the unique asset that each business have, and by showing your staff across your website and marketing, you establish the team as leaders and allow for a building of trust […]

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Headshot Backgrounds: The Dos & Don’ts

Headshot Backgrounds: The Dos & Don’ts Headshot Backgrounds: The Dos & Don’ts Are you looking for a new headshot, but not quite sure how it would look? Most people worry about what they will wear, or how to do their hair and makeup. What is commonly missed is the thought behind the other visual elements in their headshot photoshoot – the lighting and the background. “But isn’t this the photographer’s job?“. Yes – of course. A good headshot photographer should […]

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What colours to wear in your headshot and branding session.

What colours to wear in your headshot and branding session. What colours to wear in your headshot and branding session Most people struggle with what to wear to their professional headshot session. After all, it is an investment and we all want to portray ourselves at our very best. So what colours should you wear?  There are so many things for us to consider, so I can’t give you a quick answer (sorry!). Let’s instead look at what works from […]

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Preparing for your staff headshot

Preparing For Your Staff Headshot If you’ve found out that your workplace has arranged for a photographer to come on-site to capture staff headshots, you might be here to find some advice on how to get the most out of it (or how to look your best). Most people cringe at the idea of having their staff headshot taken. It doesn’t need to be this way, and unlike the speedy process of school photography, you’ll find most corporate photographers really […]

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Professional corporate headshot of melbourne accountant wearing glasses and a formal suit. He smiles to camera on a light grey studio background.

Questions To Ask To See If It’s Time for a New LinkedIn Profile Photo.

Is It Time for a New LinkedIn Profile Photo? Ask Yourself These Questions to Find Out Have you ever stopped and thought “I need to update my LinkedIn profile?” Maybe you’ve just landed a new job, started your own business, or made a significant career change. Whatever the reason, updating your LinkedIn profile is a great way to show potential employers and connections your latest accomplishments and skills. Look at your current profile photo on LinkedIn. Is it still an […]

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Melbourne LinkedIn headshot for local barrister, dressed in a suit with a deep purple tie. He is smiling to camera.

DON’T BLINK: The Power of First Impressions in Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

DON’T BLINK: The Power of First Impressions in Your LinkedIn Profile Photo In the world of first impressions, there’s a phenomenon known as “thin slicing.” Picture this: our brains are like finely tuned filters, sifting through a sea of information to focus on the key details that reveal volumes about a person. This innate ability allows us to make remarkably accurate judgments in mere seconds. It’s like a superpower we didn’t even know we had. When you meet someone for […]

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Melbourne barrister headshot of woman smiling to camera wearing a button up blue jacket and glasses.

How & Where To Use Your New Headshot

A Guide: Uploading & Using Your New Headshot You’ve got a brand new headshot, and you’re ready to update it across the board. There are lots of places to update your image, and I’ve created a resource so you can stay on top of it (and get those old, outdated images out of the way!). The below instructions have been provided when working from a computer browser. I’m using Google Chrome on an Apple MacBook Pro. Google: Gmail, Reviews, & […]

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Melbourne model portrait of male model in an urban setting. He wears a casual tshirt and blue jeans, with one hand in his pocket and a serious expression.

Where to have your portrait taken

Where to have your portrait taken If you’ve recently made the decision to have your portraits professionally taken, but you’re not quite sure where to go, or what style to even go for, then you’re at the right place. Let’s have a look at the different visual looks you can explore for your portraits, and then the best ways to find a photographer that suits you. Studio Portraits Do you like the professional, clean and formal look of studio photography? […]

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Melbourne actor headshot of Ben Pfeiffer outdoors

The best colours to wear for headshots

What is the best colour to wear for headshots? You’ve come here for an answer to a simple question, and instead you’ve got yourself a blog post? To answer the question quickly: there is no BEST colour to wear. But there are lot of colours that look great, and some will work better than others depending on your skin tone and eye colour in particular. So, despite the fact you’re seeing a lot of text below… I am here to […]

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Melbourne actress angela laughs to camera in a studio actor headshot. She wears a navy collared shirt and is photographed on a navy background.

Should you smile in a professional headshot?

Should you smile in a professional headshot? Expression is so important in your headshot, and knowing exactly how your expression should look can be tough. But that’s where your photographer comes in! A professional headshot photographer will help coach you with expression throughout your photoshoot. That still doesn’t help with the question – so let me expand below. Your expression should represent you: Ultimately, your headshot shows who you are as a person. It makes a first impression. It gives […]

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