Category:Headshot Advice

3 Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer

Photographs allow you to capture memories and preserve them through generations. Although this form of art is relatively new, pictures have become an integral part of our history and society. We use them to transmit messages, stir emotions, and record cherished moments. Taking a good picture goes beyond using the right camera or image editor. Elements like lighting, contrast, and the different camera settings you have available can make a huge difference to the quality of your shots. Not only […]

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How to Make Sure your LinkedIn Headshot stands out

How to make sure your LinkedIn headshot stands out

When on LinkedIn, we all know it’s important to have a top quality headshot. After all, LinkedIn is a social media network for professionals. Not just for job hunting, but for making connections with relevant industry professionals and potential clients too. So while I’ve discussed previously top tips for great LinkedIn headshots, I thought I’d discuss those little LinkedIn headshot thumbnails, and how to check that yours stands out. Have you ever come across the LinkedIn Network page with all […]

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Professional Headshots - everything you need to know. Image with text and six professional corporate and personal branding photographs, taken in Melbourne

Professional Headshots: everything you need to know.

Having a professional headshot or branding portrait is one of the most valuable things you can do for your career. Whether you need a headshot of yourself for your LinkedIn profile or a whole set of images to complete your social media marketing strategy. Professional portraits are the key to making great impressions, generating trust, and showcasing yourself as a leader in your field. Why do you really need professional shots? If you’re a job seeker or a CEO, we […]

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Makeup tips for professional headshots

Makeup Tips for Professional Headshots Makeup for headshots: One of the big considerations that people often seek advice on is how to do their hair and makeup for their headshots. I can see why people stress about this aspect of the process. You might not wear a lot of makeup, or you might usually keep your hairstyles simple. But that’s okay. You don’t need advanced foundation contouring or smokey eyes for your personal branding photoshoot. Even for actors, it isn’t […]

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Your Pre-Shoot Game Plan: preparing for your upcoming headshot session

Having an effective pre-shoot plan of attack is a great way to reduce the nerves before an upcoming photoshoot. The idea of professional headshots or a personal branding session can be a little daunting. All those questions pop up on how to pose, and what your smile should look like. Then deciding what to wear, and preparing hair and makeup can be a little overwhelming. So here are my top tips to creating a solid pre-shoot game plan to help […]

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Five Tips to get the most out of your professional photoshoot (and why you need one).

We all have a personal brand. Whether you run your own business or are seeking work, your actions, behaviour, and online presence form perceptions by others. It is these first impressions, whether good or bad, which influences others’ perception of what our personal brand is. When it comes to making great impressions, the thing that matters most is putting your best foot forward. It means maintaining professionalism when someone writes a not-so-favourable review for your business. It involves creating and […]

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Signs of a great Linkedin headshot from a Melbourne Linkedin headshot photographer

Great LinkedIn Headshots… & What To Look For How is your LinkedIn Headshot looking? There is much discussion about the importance of a LinkedIn headshot, and the importance of having a good one. It is all about first impressions, and your LinkedIn headshot does just that. People connect with people. So having a great LinkedIn headshot is the first starting point in forming that connection.  Your headshot allows others to make quick first impressions of you. So if you’re using […]

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Your 2019 Personal Branding Photography Checklist

2019 is just around the corner. While December can feel like a crazy lead up into Christmas, it is also time to reflect on the year and look towards your 2019 goals. Have you invested in the branding visuals and photography behind your business? Photography, headshots and personal branding (yes – images of YOU) are a big step in communicating with your clients. You are a business, yes, but ultimately: people connect with people. Have you told the world about you? […]

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Headshot Photography exploring Angles: discovering what works for you.

Exploring Angles: It is really important to nail the angles in a headshot. I think this is what makes or breaks a portrait – especially in terms of you liking an image of yourself. So if you know what angles work for you, let your photographer know before you start shooting (or as you are shooting). I tend to ask my subjects if they have a ‘prefered side’. I get mixed responses – some are really sure of their preference, […]

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Headshots with a White Background

Studio Portraiture: White Backgrounds I think a lot of people think of studio portraiture with white backgrounds. Studio photography can have a very distinct look, particularly when it comes to corporate portraiture. Often there is a reason for this. White backgrounds can be a great choice for a headshot or portrait. For companies, matching headshots with a white background can tie in nicely to a website, are easy to manipulate (add space, create banners, print out, replace the background), and […]

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