When was the last time you reviewed your headshots? Do you think they’re still relevant?
Regardless of the industry you are in, your headshots matter. How people perceive you is directly linked to the images you use to market yourself as a professional.
To help you better decide whether it might be time for a headshot update, here are a few things to consider:
1. Headshots Help Build Relationships. Want to form a stronger connection with customers or potential employers? Show them your face. A great headshot can portray your personality and authenticity more clearly and help build a great connection with your audience. Plus, if your appearance has changed in recent years, there has never been a better time to update your headshots. What people see online should be what they get in person.
2. It’s Not Just for LinkedIn. When people think headshots, LinkedIn generally jumps to mind first, but this is not the only use. Headshots can be used almost anywhere you want to promote yourself. From your business cards and website to a flyer for an event you’re speaking at–they are a worthwhile investment.
3. You Need a Professional Photographer. Before you decide to take a few selfies, consider the benefits of having professional headshots. Not only do you have a professional photographer to guide you, but the equipment and editing software that’s used makes all the difference to the end result.
Take a closer look at your existing headshots. Are you happy to keep sharing them with the world? Or is it time for an update?
Reply to this blog to find out more about available headshot slots.
We are looking forward to capturing headshot you will love!
Melissa M. Harden
Photographer, owner/operator of Studio 21 in Mattoon.
Your senior year is going to be one of the most memorable times in your life and what better way to
keep those memories alive than with a senior photo session. However, your experience and photos
are only as good as your photographer, so you need to choose wisely.
Luckily, it’s much easier than you might think. Here are 3 simple tips that will help.
1. Homework is a Must
Yes, it can take some time but finding the right senior photographer is well worth the effort. Along
with using a trustworthy search engine, you can also do some searches on social media sites such as
Instagram and Pinterest – this will give you a good idea of the photographer’s capabilities. Read
through any reviews that are available as these are invaluable.
2. Stick to the Pros
It might be tempting to get a friend or amateur to take your senior photos, but it’s a huge risk. You
could spend weeks planning everything from your location and outfit to the props you want to use
only to be left with photos you don’t want to share. When you work with a pro, you can be sure they
will understand how to translate your vision into photos you love!
3. Stick to a Senior Photographer
A photographer can have many different specialties, but it’s advisable to pick a photographer that
actually photographs seniors. It’s fine if they also specialize in other forms of photography, but
senior photography should be one of them. These photographers know what looks good for these
types of photos, ensuring you will be happy. If you will be searching on social media, start by
searching for hashtags related to seniors to help narrow down your search.
There you have it, you’re now ready to start your search.
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