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Your Professional Headshot Will Be Your Representation

Portrait of smiling male employee posing during briefingProfessional headshots are important to your company. If potential customer lands on your website or LinkedIn profile, you only have few seconds to make first impression. Potential customers decide very quickly when they meet you or see your headshot if they feel a connection with you and your business. Do you look trustworthy, professional and accessible? All of these are important features of the product of your business. It is imperative that you share a professional headshot with your potential customer.

• Hire A Professional To Look Professional
If you are presenting yourself as someone with expertise or qualifications of any kind, your online photos need to reflect that. There really is only one right way to do this. Use an image taken by a professional photographer who specializes in business and corporate headshot photography. Continue reading Your Professional Headshot Will Be Your Representation

Why It Is A Must To Have A Professional Business Headshots?

Professional HeadshotEveryone needs amazing business headshots. Whether you are the CEO of a large corporation or owner of a small business, you need a fantastic portrait to project your image in the best possible manner. Below are some of the top reasons why you need professional business headshots.

• Google
The first thing anyone does before they make a decision to do business with a new company, hire a new contractor or employee, or make a purchase is to look you up on the internet first. People will do their research online before ever meeting you. Having a professional and flattering photo of yourself is a crucial part of your online identity.

• Credibility
Websites, social media profiles, and even avatars in blog comments are perceived as more believable and trustworthy if there is a professional headshot photo of a person rather than an anonymous placeholder. Continue reading Why It Is A Must To Have A Professional Business Headshots?

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

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

Having An Updated Headshot

Updated HeadshotIf 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 Photo Interactive:

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 Having An Updated Headshot

Why You Need More Than One Look for Your Headshot

We are happy to share the most common reasons why it is important to have more than one look for your headshot. The reasons listed below can be applied to different industries.

The Company Headshot
The most common reason people need to get a headshot is for their company directory. It is important to be represented in the best possible light. Getting a new modern photograph or headshot of yourself is the way to go. When looking for a professional headshot photographer, make sure their work stands out. You do not want to have another boring photograph that does not represent you properly and does not stand out among the others in your field. Standing out in a directory or website is key. Continue reading Why You Need More Than One Look for Your Headshot

Essential Elements for Memorable Corporate Events

Memorable corporate events are the ones that make people feel appreciated, create excitement and get talked about in a good way afterwards. If you are planning a corporate event and you want it to be memorable, there are certain things you can do to make it so. After photographing a variety of corporate events, here are a few tips we have picked up on what makes a memorable corporate event.

Find A Unique Venue
Instead of looking for the obvious convention center or hotel room, try to find a local venue with character and charm. Maybe a hotel with an awesome rooftop or over looking the ocean. Remember your guests will do the marketing work for you if your venue blows them away. Continue reading Essential Elements for Memorable Corporate Events

The Benefits of a Professional Headshot for LinkedIn

headshotLinkedIn 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

Tips on Getting a Perfect LinkedIn Headshot

linkedin-headshotYour LinkedIn page is often your first impression on potential employers or companies you want to do business with. No matter what your industry or whether you are freelance, employed or looking for work, a professional headshot on your LinkedIn page will increase your chance of success. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. If you are not on it, you are missing out. And if you do not have a good profile photo, you are still missing out.

Why Your Headshot Needs An Update
If you do not have a good headshot, then you are not leaving a good first impression with potential clients, business partners, employers, employees, etc. These people need to know that you are three things, friendly, trustworthy, and professional. What better way to demonstrate that then through an amazing profile photo? It does not matter what you write in your profile, no one is going to take you seriously if your photo is amateur. So what makes a good headshot? Continue reading Tips on Getting a Perfect LinkedIn Headshot