In today’s age of inexpensive digital SLRs and smartphone cameras, not everyone understands the value a professional photographer brings to your family portraits and professional headshots. Most people understand the difference between a $0.99 fast-food McDinky and a juicy, custom-grilled cheeseburger with all the fixings, and I’m fortunate enough to attract clients who don’t need …
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For most people, getting a new headshot isn’t their highest priority and is something that just needs to be checked off a to-do list. For businesses, it’s even worse… the poor person in charge of coordinating headshots probably has a million things on her plate and dealing with coordinating a “picture day” seems like a time-suck of a project.
But… it doesn’t have to be that way!
The two places where we have seen the biggest bottlenecks, for both companies and individuals, are in the booking and scheduling process and in the selection and image delivery. At Adam Lowe Creative, we have a solution to both of those problems that make the whole process insanely simple.
Many professionals might think they are able to survive the professional world without a headshot. After all, it is difficult to carve time out of a busy schedule and it seems like a lengthy process. However, a professional headshot is imperative in order to have a successful career – it sets the tone of what message the person is trying to convey professionally.
There are several industries and positions where a headshot is absolutely vital. You might ask yourself, “who needs a professional headshot?” and should I be getting one? Maybe I’m biased, but I think everybody should have a professional headshot these days. Here are a few of the professions and industries we have identified as those who should definitely have a professional headshot taken.
Headshots are a great marketing tool. A fantastic headshot allows you to establish an initial connection with potential clients–whether you are a lawyer, real estate agent, or author, your headshot helps you make an amazing first impression. Taking a headshot seems pretty simple, right? You might find yourself asking “Why should I hire a professional experienced headshot photographer”–after all, you take pictures with your phone all the time. Professional headshot photographers understand the many aspects of creating a perfect headshot, and they can provide you with quality photographs that are sure to have a positive impact on your business. Here are just a few reasons why you need a professional headshot:
Often, people link headshots with movie stars, models, and other celebrities. However, headshots are also commonly used for business marketing. When you own or run a business, people associate your face with your business. That’s why it so important that you have a high-quality, professional headshot. Using your phone, electronic device or camera to take a photo just isn’t good enough. If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or professional, here are some the main reasons for using a professional photographer to take a headshot for your business.
For many, preparing for a headshot is slightly overwhelming. There are lots of different elements to keep in mind when preparing, both before and during the headshot. And often, there are many easy tips to follow to truly unlock the benefits of getting a professional headshot.
It is a common misconception that the headshot process is similar to school yearbook pictures: you sit on a stool and it’s one-and-done, over before you know it. However, this is simply untrue. Depending on time constraints and positions, headshot sessions often vary in timing. CEO headshot photo shoots can take up to two hours, while average working professionals and executives tend to spend up to 20 minutes with photographers hired by the company.