Category:Headshot Advice

Personal Branding Photography

What is Personal Branding Photography?

Building a personal brand is something we should all be thinking about. Social media allows potential clients to cast quick and ruthless first impressions. So how exactly can an image affect your personal branding?

Continue Reading
Natural Light & Studio Light

Comparing Lighting: Natural light and studio light.

Without light, we cannot make photographs. The lighting in a photograph makes a huge difference to its final result. Ultimately, it is the lighting that makes people determine what is a good photograph and what is a bad photograph.

Continue Reading

Why Your Selfie Won’t Cut It.

Selfies are easy right? You can take one right now. It is barely even an emotional investment. It is quick, simple, accessible. But they don’t cut it in the world of professionalism.

Continue Reading

Meet The Team: an important webpage for all businesses.

Who Is Behind Your Business? I look through a lot of websites. One thing I dislike, is an impersonal website. Anyone can make a website now. WordPress, Wix, Squarespace – all these platforms have taken away the complexity of coding for the everyday person. Which is why I think it is more important than ever to add validity to your website. Show your potential clients who you are. This can be achieved very simply: with a Meet The Team webpage, […]

Continue Reading

Professionals Matter – Why You Should Hire A Professional Photographer

A Professional Photographer Makes A Big Impact On Your Headshot: Of course, there are many people claiming to be professionals out there. Lots of people who own cameras and have figured out they can charge to take your photograph. Those who have decided ‘I can do that’. The key to finding a professional is to look at their actual folio of work, read testimonials and reviews, and find out a little about them (their qualifications, experience, and attitude to business). […]

Continue Reading

Corporate Headshot Tips: Preparing for your Corporate Headshot Session

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Corporate Headshot Session: Simple preparation goes a long way! If you’ve made the decision to get a professional corporate headshot taken, start with these 5 tips to make sure you get the most out of your photography investment. You can only benefit from proper planning! A professional headshot is incredibly valuable, but it does require some thought on your end too! 1. Start with getting to know your photographer. Begin by […]

Continue Reading

Selfies VS Professional Headshots. How Corporate Headshots really do matter.

Selfies and unprofessional headshots: A headshot is a valuable thing. They can be used everywhere: from your website, to Linkedin and other social media, they are the tool that puts a face to your name.  They also start communicating who you are and what you are like. It is a way for potential clients to make a quick judgement of you. So your headshot creates a first impression. I see so many selfies and unprofessional photos on Linkedin, social media, […]

Continue Reading

Actor Headshots: Showing Emotions

A Good Headshot Library: I’ve often discussed headshot libraries. For actors, they’re incredibly important. They are an asset to you career, and a pathway to landing yourself in the room. While showing various characters is a great start (read more about that here), your headshots need to convey a range of emotions too. Your library of headshots compliments your showreel, and they’re much quicker to look at and absorb. They need to be authentic and eye catching. So to properly […]

Continue Reading

Headshot Prep: Necklines. Advice for actor and corporate headshots.

Headshot Clothing Choices: What to wear seems to be a common dilemma, and getting a headshot or portrait taken can really put the pressure on. I discuss a little more about what to wear to a headshot session in another blog post, but here we will be looking specifically at necklines, and how different necklines work for different shots. Knowing your crop length: Consider this first. Where do you want to sit within the frame of your final shots? Do […]

Continue Reading
Eyes Window to The Soul

“Window to the Soul” – How Eyes Change A Headshot.

In a headshot, the eyes are what we would like to be drawn to. It is vital that they are in focus so that they stand out and complete the shot. As they are so important, it is great to understand how to change the eyes to really make them sparkle. “That Look”. Some portraits have a spark to them. The eyes can communicate a lot of things – such as happiness, trust, or fierceness. Sometimes a certain look can […]

Continue Reading