In 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? →
Most 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? →
Most 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 →
If 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 →
When 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 →
We 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? →
Consumers 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 →
A 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 →
The 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 →
If 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 →
In today’s competitive business and social environment success or failure can hinge on how well you are able to connect with your client base. Words go only so far in bringing your message to the market. Nothing out performs a well executed portrait’s ability to help you connect at a deeper level with your prospective clients. An unbelievable creative portrait can speak volumes. An image of you skillfully created brings you and your clients face to face like no other medium.
Traditional Corporate Headshot
Most traditional corporate headshots are of well-dressed and well groomed individuals. They give a sense of being an organized, structured, and professional company. Continue reading Traditional and Modern Corporate Headshots →
The primary purpose of a business headshot is to show to potential clients and associates that you are professional, reliable, trustworthy, and approachable. Looking approachable yet confident in a headshot all starts with what you decide to wear. If you wear clothing you do not feel comfortable in, it will show in your expression.
Clothing is the most important factor in your headshot, but it is definitely not the focus. When you wear proper clothing, it allows your face to command attention in the portrait and the clothing itself becomes secondary. As in life, wearing the wrong clothing takes center stage and takes attention from where you want it – on you, or in this case, on your face.
General Business Portrait Attire Tips
• Wear clothes that you feel comfortable and confident in Continue reading What Are The Appropriate Outfit For A Headshot Session? →
Your professional image says a lot about you and your brand. When you make an important decision to get your headshots done professionally, it shows the world you mean business. Since the rise of social media, audiences are vast and your headshot is the first impression you give to the people that find you online. But before you book your session, there are a few things to consider to ensure you get the results you want.
The Purpose Of The Headshot
Every headshot has a purpose, and you should figure yours out before you schedule a session. The purpose will often dictate your clothing, makeup and hairstyle choices, as well as the number and sizes of the images you may need. Make sure your photographer knows the reason behind your headshots so they can help you meet your expectations. Continue reading Things to Consider Before Booking Your Professional Headshot →
Product photography is a critical and essential investment for any business. The advertising and marketing world has always been visually oriented and even more so today. As it turns out, 90 percent of all information our brains process is visual. Our brains process visual information no less than 60,000 times faster than text, which is a major reason why we tend to remember 80 percent of what we see, but only 20 percent of what we read. To make your website, digital marketing, promotional materials, and print advertisements stand out, professional product photography is essential. There is only so much that can be said in words, and amazing photos of your products are the biggest influence behind your customers’ buying decisions.
Why Product Photography Is Important
In today’s visual world, where media is more influential in business than ever, it is impossible to sell your products or services without professional photos that complement your business’s style, show off the details of your product, and illustrate your products’ value. Product photography is valuable for a variety of businesses. Continue reading Why Your Business Needs Professional Product Photography →
We have all heard the old adage that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and it remains true. But what has changed is where these first impressions are made. A professional headshot (executive headshot, business headshot, business portrait, etc) is the easiest and quickest way to make a great first impression with your audience. Your target market tends to buy from people or businesses they identify with. Nowadays, it is easy to build familiarity and rapport in the minds of your consumers before you ever meet them.
Google and other search engines have become the tools of choice for potential customers and prospective employers. An up to date and flattering, perhaps even creative, headshot is essential to putting your best face forward and creating a positive and confidence building first impression. You have probably noticed that Google posts people’s photos alongside their search rankings. One study concludes that an image in your search results increases click throughs by 150 percent. Thus the advantages to one’s personal branding by having a professional headshot attached to each of one’s social media pages are obvious. So once you have a professional headshot that you love, make sure you utilize it in all of your marketing channels. Continue reading Where and How to Use Your Professional Headshot →
Having a photo of yourself significantly increases your credibility with people who find you on the internet. It innately makes you easier to relate to, and more trustworthy. If you have a social media presence hopefully you have already heard the statistics supporting using a photograph as opposed to a logo. People are more likely to interact with a profile that has a photo rather than a logo. This personalizes your business. It reassures them they are doing business with a person not just another faceless business. A current and professional headshot will help your potential clients, employers and others to instantly connect and identify with you.
When To Update Your Headshot
• Your appearance has changed since your last headshot. Maybe you have a new hair color or style, got glasses or contact or maybe the clothing you wore in your last headshot is starting to look a little out of date. It may seem obvious, but you really need to look like your headshot in order for people to relate with and trust you. An outdated photo is not going to show people that you are on top of your game. Continue reading Is it Time to Update Your Headshot? →
Blog posts, websites, social media profiles and accounts with images get better reader and user response than those without. One very important element to helping your product or service stand out above the competition is the quality of the images being used. Quality images will impress your potential customers and current clients.
Headshots For Profiles
A good headshot is still the rule of the day, but it does not have to be a stuffy looking headshot anymore. You still want a good quality professional looking shot, but it can be outdoors, or in more casual clothing than suit and tie. Many websites are choosing to go with “action” shots instead of posed stills. Your head shot is the first impression many people will get of you. Continue reading Online Photography: Show Your Business in a Whole New Light! →
Getting your photo taken can quiet nerve racking, especially when you do not consider yourself photogenic. Many people are faced with this problem, but there are remedies to make you look your very best. Looking and feeling good in front of the camera is a skill that you can learn.
Embrace Your Uniqueness
Photogenic people seem confident no matter where they are or what they are wearing. But notice that word, confident. It is not because they are any more attractive than the rest of the world, it is because they are less self conscious about their appearance.
Many people lack the confidence because they find faults on their face such as the gap in your teeth, the crow’s-feet that appear when they smile, or their stubborn hair. Rather than trying to hide what you consider your faults, embrace what makes you unique. Continue reading How to Look Your Best in Photos →
Today, advertising is not just about getting your name out there anymore. To make your business or career successful you have to stand out among the competition by putting your best face forward. From company websites to business oriented social media sites like LinkedIn, you are the most powerful marking tool on your page.
Show Your Personality
Whether you are a corporate executive or an entrepreneur, your headshot is part of your brand. As one of your essential marketing tools, your photograph gets you noticed and encourages people to engage with you. Your headshot photograph shows your personality and helps convey your approachability, friendliness and professionalism. Continue reading Market Your Business With a Corporate Headshot →
Special events are celebrations that make up a lifetime of memories. Making sure that you have a professional, experienced photographer to capture these moments means making sure that you can look back on your most special days and see your friends, family, and colleagues at their best.
Corporate and Commercial Photography
Having a professional photographer at your event is a must! We can capture professional pictures that can be used to promote future events, and showcase some examples to future clients. Capturing your event through professional photography can provide a nice visual documentation of your event without having your future clients rely too much on imagination. Having photos documented has unlimited positives, they can also be used later to present certain events on websites, flyers, portfolios, etc. Continue reading Capture Your Special Event With a Professional Photographer →
A picture really is worth a thousand words. Through the skillful manipulation of environment and technology, the result can be an image that enhances the esthetic side of your website dramatically. More than ever, companies both large and small are realizing that photography is one of the most powerful marketing techniques there is.
Photos are being utilized in magazines, books, billboards, and other printed materials to evoke an emotional response in potential customers. Positive images can create a positive atmosphere for your website through facial expressions, lighting and movement. And emotions are important when it comes to making a purchase. If a potential buyer does not see any photos regarding a certain product or service, they may be inclined to feel a sense of distrust or even reluctance to contact the company. Continue reading The Power of a Professional Photo For Your Website →