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 →
When it comes to getting a new job or signing a new business, professional headshots can make a big difference in how you are perceived by others. A headshot session is an investment all business owners should take into consideration. Below are some tips to help you plan your personal branding headshot session.
Do Your Research
There are so many different headshot styles and looks you can go for and each photographer will have its own. Pinterest is a great tool you can use for inspiration. Your photographer will help you choose what would work best for you as well.
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The most difficult part of headshot photography is probably the pose. Clients can have great attire and have a great face but it does not mean anything if the pose is not right. Your pose is your paralanguage spoken through a photo, it can completely make or break your personality. Below are a list of common headshot poses.
The Leaning Pose
Clients who are too shy to pose for the camera often find it hard to stand straight without getting too stiff. Leaning to one side can help them relax. Leaning against a wall or railing makes the pose seem much more natural. It works great for outdoor shoots.
A sitting pose is another great pose for an outdoor session to help clients relax better. Clients tend to have more control over their body and facial expressions when they are sitting. Sitting on a chair or a stairwell with hands perfectly placed on the knees, can make you seem content and confident in your photos. Continue reading Great Poses to Consider for Your Next Headshot Session →
LinkedIn has emerged as one of the most valuable tools for transitioning professionals. Yet the value of a professional headshot for one’s account has been one of the most overlooked details of the professional profile. When promoting your professional self online, be sure to show a serious representation of who you are in your professional profiles in order to accurately represent your brand.
Your LinkedIn profile picture should be a reflection of your personal brand. Would you ever show up to a job interview not looking your best? Well, that kind of what happens when you have a boring LinkedIn profile picture. Keep in mind that your profile will often be the first impression you make with a recruiter, hiring manager, or potential networking prospect. It is your 24/7 online introduction to anyone who views your profile. Continue reading The Benefits of a Professional Headshot for LinkedIn →
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 →