All posts by Regina Madwed

Does Creating Authentic Images Essential For Your Brand?

Branding Ideas Design Identitiy Marketing ConceptIn this age of digital photography and smart phones, anyone can take reasonable snaps to make the most of their business. The problem is competition is fierce and to make the most of your marketing you need to take your photos to the next level. Professional photography is a great way to not only engage your audience, but to also showcase your brand and company’s personality.

Using Professional Photography
Photographs are easily relatable for your audience. That emotional connection gives your users the reassurance that you are someone they can trust, even before they walk in your door. Continue reading Does Creating Authentic Images Essential For Your Brand?

Black and White and Color Photography: Which Is Better?

Corporate shot side viewMost people think of corporate headshots and business portraits in terms of full color. It is true that color portraits convey a richness and drama that grayscale images may not accomplish. But more and more companies are choosing to use black and white images on their websites.

What Are The Benefits Of Color Photography?
Color photography can be very useful, whether published in print or online. Color catches the eye. It is considered more appealing and attractive by many people than black and white. Color can convey the message of your story, webpage or headshot better, as well. If you are showing pictures of your new office or your new product, it would make sense to exhibit them in all their real, colorful existence. Color headshots seem to be the standard but there is still a need for a great black and white headshot. Continue reading Black and White and Color Photography: Which Is Better?

Small Business Owner Needs a Professional Headshot

Happy smart business man with team mates discussing in the backgroundMost people will go through life without ever having to hire a professional photographer. Unless we are talking about wedding photographers, or portrait photographers who photograph our kids for school.

However, increasingly people are starting businesses from their homes and offices and are in need of a photographer. Perhaps they are starting a website to sell something, or have opened a service business and need images for a brochure and website. Using imagery of any kind these days is critical to a small business success as consumers have an increasing desire to interact and engage in various ways.

Hire A Professional Photographer
Hiring a professional photographer to shoot headshots of you is a responsible and reasonable investment. A professional photographer has access to the best equipment and is a skilled photo editor. On the most basic level, this means that you are guaranteed to get a good shot. Continue reading Small Business Owner Needs a Professional Headshot

Great Photography On Your Website

website responsive concept on devicesIf your business’s website does not visually command attention and give visitors a reason to stay, they will leave before your written content has a chance to make an impression. As technology advances, professional quality photography is becoming more and more crucial for all types of websites. Photography is your chance to portray what your business does, who you serve and most importantly, your identity as a company.

Here are some important tips to keep in mind when considering photography options for your website:

No Quality In Stock
Stock photography is abundant, decent in quality and relatively inexpensive compared to hiring a photographer. And it is usually pretty easy to find a stock photo that portrays what you are looking for. But stock photos are cold, generic, overused and pretty easy to recognize in today’s online environment. Using real photographs of your employees, products, services or location will go a long way in establishing credibility, especially if your competitors are just using stock photos. Continue reading Great Photography On Your Website

Real Estate Using Professional Photography

For Sale Real Estate Sign in Front of Beautiful New HomeWhen listing a home, real estate agents often think about a curbside appeal, selling price, and the local market but too few agents spend enough time truly considering professional photography services. Today, home buyers are not starting their home search in an agent’s office. They are starting the home buying process online. To grab the most attention, earn the best price, and create home buying buzz, you need professionally staged real estate photography.

Create A Great First Impression
It is a known fact that today’s home buyers start their search online, but researchers have found that more specifically, home buyers spend the first twenty seconds looking at a home listing analyzing the home’s exterior shot. If your home has a lackluster exterior shot, most home buyers will not bother looking at other photographs or gathering other information about the home. Grabbing home buyers attention with an exterior shot that maximizes the home’s positive attributes and downplays any potential negatives through photography can instantly peak increase interest in a home. Continue reading Real Estate Using Professional Photography

Should Dentist Invest On Professional Photography?

Dentist headshotWe have all heard the old cliché, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. In online marketing, this is especially true. Investing in professional photography for your dental website is well worth the investment.

Is Your Dental Practice Website Visually Appealing?
Your website’s design and the overall image are very important because a person typically decides if they like a website within the first 0.05 seconds of visiting it. Having great photos of you, your practice and your staff can improve the quality of your website. Hiring a professional photographer provides unique imagery that makes your site stand out. It also gives prospective new patients a look inside your dental practice.

Earn Trust With A Doctor Headshot And About Us Section
Posting a professional headshot on your website of you, your team and your practice are very important. Continue reading Should Dentist Invest On Professional Photography?

Taking Control Of Your Online Presence

Business PortraitConsumers have a wealth of information at their fingertips these days. Potential clients and employers rely heavily on your digital identity to make decisions. What your online presence says about you can be a deal breaker. Take your online reputation into your own hands rather than leaving it up to chance. Here are some tips on how:

A good place it starts is by doing a search of your name or business and see what comes up. Determine whether the first search results are representative of you and your brand. Do other people show up before you? Would it be easy to get you confused with another person or business? An easy way to do this is with a quality profile picture, putting your face to your name. Your profile picture is often times the first impression potential clients get of you, so you want to make sure it is the right impression. Professional business portraits will make you look polished and reputable in addition to establishing your identity. Continue reading Taking Control Of Your Online Presence

6 Tips For A Remarkable Business Headshot

Smiling worker posing to cameraA good professional business portrait on LinkedIn (and anywhere else) is one of the most effective ways for you to stand out and market yourself. Just having a profile picture alone is enough to make your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed!

Wardrobe Is The Key – When considering what to wear for your headshot, it is best to consider what is appropriate for your industry. Someone in finance or law would probably be expected to wear a suit, while someone in advertising could wear something a little more casual and creative. Think about what you want to communicate about you and your organization. Wear clothes that support rather than distract from your face.

Hair And Makeup – Men and women can both benefit from makeup. Whether it is just getting rid of that annoying shine or using the makeup to dramatize your best features. Tips are delivered by a hair and make-up professional. Continue reading 6 Tips For A Remarkable Business Headshot

Having The Nature Of Your Headshot With Perfect Background

headshotThe most important thing to consider when getting a great professional headshot is to capture your authentic brand. That is our focus in every headshot session we do. We work with you individually to fully understand your brand and convey it in your final images.

Choosing the right background for photography adds depth to your photos and makes a big impact on the overall professionalism of your shoot. At Capitol Photo Headshots we offer several selections and work with you to pick the right background.

A black background may seem very neutral but in fact says a lot about the person in the photograph. This color can lend an air of mystery and elegance. Lighting will be important to ensure that hair color does not disappear into the background and that clothing will pop against the darkness. Continue reading Having The Nature Of Your Headshot With Perfect Background

Tricks On Wearing Glasses On Your Portrait Session

Guy wearing eye glassesIf you wear eyeglasses on a daily basis, you should wear them in your professional photograph, because it is how the world knows you. A great headshot captures the real you in a way that flatters and celebrates every unique part of you.

Whether shooting a business portrait for LinkedIn or photos for a website, glasses come up often in our shoots. And while they can be a great accessory for your next headshot, there are a few things that might help you to make your shoots with spectacles more spectacular!

Variety Rules: If you have more than one pair of glasses, we highly recommend bringing them. Variety is key as it will make you feel freer during your shoot and depending on their color and shape might bring out fascinating things about you with the addition of different angles, backgrounds and lighting.

Future Lens: Ask yourself if you are going to keep these for a while. If you have already had this particular pair of glasses for more than a year or two, you may want to consider upgrading before your shoot or just wearing your contact lenses instead. Continue reading Tricks On Wearing Glasses On Your Portrait Session