In today’s digital society, a good head shot is vitally important! When a potential client, employer, man or woman of your dreams (I’m talking online dating services here) lands on your page or profile, you have about 3 seconds to make a good impression. How do you capture someone’s attention and make a killer impression with a single photo… of your head!
I recently photographed head shots for an actor. Tim needed to update his portfolio with more “mature” photos that mirrored his current age. He is at an age where he can audition for more grown up roles, like that of a young father, and needed photos in his arsenal to reflect his potential for acting jobs that may have been limited in the past because of his youth. During Tim’s session we used carefully chosen wardrobe to create specific looks and lighting to create a more mature mood for his new head shots. We had a blast creating all the different looks while imagining what type of roll he might land with each one!
While these head shots were created specifically for an actor’s portfolio, the same thought process should be used for any business head shot. What message are you trying to send? What type of immediate impression are you trying to make? Do you want/need to be perceived as happy and carefree, serious, powerful, business like, intimidating? All of these and more would be appropriate depending on your line of work or how your head shot will be used. All of these first impressions can be achieved with a combination of the right wardrobe, right lighting, right body position, right expression! Contact me today to schedule YOUR head shot session and let’s work together to ensure that your head shot is making the right impression!!