Contemporary Corporate HeadshotsMarch 4, 2020
Contemporary corporate headshots are a crucial part of the current business landscape. Arguably, not having a headshot is better than having a bad headshot because it takes only seconds to make an impression. Although that’s not practical so you need to make sure that impression is positive.
People make a judgement about a person within 100 milliseconds – the blink of an eye.
When viewing your picture on a bid document, in a magazine or stalking you on LinkedIn, people are unconsciously making certain decisions about you. They’re evaluating your trustworthiness and competence amongst other traits. This means that no matter how many megapixels your iPhone has the picture might not be working as hard for you as it should.
It also means that the 90s style headshots photographer simply shooting you in front of a plain white background isn’t doing you any favours either. Whether you’re using a plain backdrop or an ambient office background for your portraits, the important thing is that you look confident and relaxed.
Have a look through the gallery below to see some examples of headshots that could help you to make a positive impression.
It’s a scary thought to think that people are making decisions about you within a tenth of a second of looking at your picture. Don’t worry you’ve got slightly longer when meeting face to face. The 100 milliseconds still informs people’s initial opinion but you’ve got a whole 7 seconds to impress – if you get in a room with them.
There are two answers. Don’t have a picture, so that people can’t judge you. The problem with this method is that your competitors might have professional photographs and if they’ve got good pictures they will be at an advantage.
The second (and arguably) better option is to have an amazing picture. A well photographed, expertly edited picture that looks better than your competitors is the way to go. It doesn’t stop at the technical or creative qualities of the photograph though. You still need to scrub up nicely – immaculately dressed, well groomed and looking confident. The presentation is down to you but we can help by putting you at ease, making you feel comfortable in front of the camera and taking a great shot.
Get in touch if you need help with your headshot.
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