Helpful Tips for Wearing Glasses to Your Portrait Session

Female business executiveIf 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. Continue reading…

Corporate Headshots: Traditional or Modern

Happy female managerIn 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…

Choosing the Right Attire for Your Headshot Session

Hispanic Businessman - Headshot PortraitThe 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.

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Common Headshot Mistakes

Man made a mistakeWe live in a very technologically driven world. When people want to know about something or someone, what is the first thing they do? They go online. When they want to find out about a product or service, they Google it. When they want to find out more about a person, they’re heading to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Linked-In. Online appearance is extremely important. Many people make their decision while researching online. Whether you are searching for your dream job, vying for a promotion or hoping to appeal to prospective clients, your headshot should communicate that you care enough about your appearance and your profession to invest in it.

Common Headshot Mistakes

Your Smile Is Not Genuine – Your smile is your most important business tool. A professional photographer’s job is to bring out the best smile in every single person. Continue reading…

The Importance of a Headshot

Businessman giving thumbs upWhen you think of headshots, you tend to think of actors and models, because they need headshots to book work. This still holds true for their profession but nowadays with the popularity of search engines like Google and Bing, everyone is searching names to find information about individuals and their companies. Continue reading…

Three Things Your Headshots Say About You

Young successful businessmanEvery occupation needs a headshot photo and if you do not already have one, it may be time to consider meeting with a professional. A headshot captured by a professional photographer is the best way to make sure people know exactly who you are. People want to be able to recognize you at your first meeting and your headshot will help them to identify the right person they are looking for. With potential clients, your headshot is your virtual handshake. The photo will also come in handy for many needs such as your website, public relations, advertising, and more. Continue reading…

Why You Need An Updated Headshot

Multi-Ethnic Faces Portrait in a RowIf it has been a while since you have taken a professional headshot, then you may want to consider getting one taken. There are several ways that a business can benefit if you get a professional head shot taken. Below are some of the benefits of taking corporate headshots at Capitol PhotoInteractive:
Make The Right First Impression
First impressions are very important. The first impression that clients get could be one of the main factors that determines whether they decide to do business with you. A professional headshot will help your potential clients get the right first impression of you. For example, when people see your professional headshot, they can get the impression that you are warm, creative and approachable. Your clients are also more likely to take you seriously if you have a professional head shot. They want to do business with people who look the part. Continue reading…

Head Shots and Corporate Photography

Photographer at workThe 21st Century has changed the way we conduct our personal and our business lives. Gone are the days of the business card and here to stay is the social media profile, and just like a business card, why would you want a shabby profile? Your pictures convey a lot about you, and Business Photography Fairfield CT understands that. The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words really underestimates just how valuable your image can be when it comes to your customer making the right choice— your choice. Continue reading…

Why Mobile Websites Can Boost Your ROI

These days, it’s absolutely essential for local businesses to have a mobile website. Yet, understandably, business owners may wonder if the return on investment (ROI) is worth it and better, yet, will a mobile website help boost ROI. Not only is a mobile website important for the success of your business, but it can certainly boost your ROI:

  • Click to Call: Mobile websites provide a simple way for consumers to tap a button or screen and have their call connected to a business. The convenience alone has helped a multitude of companies gain new business.
  • Shopping at Any Time, Any Hour: One of the best benefits for consumers is that a mobile website allows them to shop any time, any place, and anywhere. With so many people on the go, this is important to feature to offer. Round-the-clock shopping of course, gives local businesses the opportunity to reach more potential customers.
  • Mobile websites can be developed to accommodate any type of device that has an Internet connection, from Blackberries, iPhones, Android-based smartphones, and more. Subsequently, this allows everyone the ability to access a mobile website that is user-friendly according to a device’s dimensions and capabilities.
  • Faster Loading Times: Mobile websites are designed to load much quicker than traditional websites on mobile devices. With faster load times, not only are people twice as likely to stay on a mobile website to seek information, but they are also like to become return users. Furthermore, optimized mobile websites increase the chances of customers referring others to your business.
  • Consumer Smartphone Habits: Smartphone usage is not a fad, and its use is expected to continue to grow. Within the next few years, seeking information online via mobile devices will eclipse online searches performed any other way.

More than half of all smartphone users have shopped online, found business information, located store addresses, and researched products via mobile websites. Many of these smartphone users have gone on to make purchases in-store after utilizing an enhanced mobile website. In addition, the average smartphone user spends at least one hour per day using their phone. A good majority of this time is spent visiting websites.

  • Location-targeted Mobile Promotions and Deals: Mobile websites can be customized in order to target consumers based upon location. Built-in GPS placed on mobile sites, the ability to connect while in-store, and location-based coupons are among a few ways to target local customers, which in turn can boost your ROI significantly.

Source: Experian: Americans Spend 58 Minutes a Day on Their Smartphones: http://www.experian.com/blogs/marketing-forward/2013/05/28/americans-spend-58-minutes-a-day-on-their-smartphones/?WT.srch=PR_EMS_smartphones_052813_press

 

Take Control of Your Brand’s Reputation

Most local business owners today know that their reputation is everything when it comes to building a brand and getting new and repeat customers. A bad reputation within your industry or within your community can have devastating effects on your business.

Bad reputations are traveling by more than just word of mouth in today’s market. The internet has become a popular resource for sharing information, and unfortunately for those with a poor reputation, it has become a tool to spread negative information about businesses as well.

Whether it’s bad reviews, poor ratings on listing websites, or negative press, there are a number of ways that the internet can be used to spread negativity about a company.

The good news is the internet is also a great place for companies to create a strong reputation and fight off any negativity surrounding their brands.

With the right online reputation management campaign, you can ensure that consumers will let their guards down when it comes to doing business with you. It is important that your company is portrayed in a positive light in the eyes of all of your existing and potential future customers. Otherwise, they will continue their search and choose one of your competitors instead.

One of the most important factors of online reputation management is using reviews to your advantage. For many businesses, even a single bad review has done some serious damage to their ability to bring in more sales.

If you currently have one or more negative reviews, make it a top priority to encourage your happy customers to write positive reviews; this can soften the blow and outweigh the negative ones.

Also, if you have bad reviews, make sure you write a public response. Apologize, be kind and courteous, explain the situation without sounding like you are making excuses, and provide the upset customer with a solution if there is one.

If you have been dealing with negative press about your local company, try to start a positive PR campaign. Write and distribute press releases about newsworthy endeavors that your company is participating in. You can also get mentions in local media outlets by participating in area community events, fundraisers or outings.

This can get your name in the local online news outlets and start building positive mentions of your company. This means when people search for your company in the future, the first thing they see won’t be negative press or a negative review. Instead, they will be directed to articles or information about you that is positive. The internet can be a powerful tool for you to create a positive reputation; all you need to do is start a campaign that will help spread this positivity around the web.