Natural light or studio light? We have a growing number of returning clients in the north west of England who choose us because of the quality of our work, outstanding customer service and sensible pricing. We aren't the cheapest by a long way but most people recognise that you tend to get what you pay for. For corporate clients this is really important. With multiple people in a business, new people starting and longer term team members wanting updated headshots, a consistent style and consistent quality are really important for a corporate brand. But should you choose natural light or [...]
Welcome to the Just Headshots blog!
We’re obsessed with great headshots and business portraits. And we know what makes a good one and what doesn’t.
In our blog we talk about what works well and what doesn’t. The right and wrong way to take headshots and the right and wrong way to use them too. We might put up the occasional very short video too.
We’ll be talking about why headshots matter. We’ll be talking about little details such as the relationship between pictures and words and best ways to make the pictures lead people to the written word. We’ll talk about lighting, makeup, clothing, capturing those expressions which sum a person up to a tee, and how to create and capture them.
Redx is a biotech company based at Alderley Park, Cheshire. It is focused on the discovery and development of novel targeted medicines for the treatment of cancer and fibrotic disease. They needed new headshots for the management board and they'd tried other photographers and hadn't been happy with the results. Emily Sutton, Redx's Head of Communications contacted us to see if we could help them. The problem was that whilst most members of the board were based in the UK and could travel to Redx's headquarters [...]
- Meet the people behind the smile #1 Clare Moorhouse, Moorhouse Digital Marketing GalleryBranding, Design, Female headshots, Photography, Profile photos, Social media headshots, Uncategorized, White background headshots
You’ve probably heard websites being referred to as ‘shop fronts’, but Clare Moorhouse is committed to change people’s mindsets. Websites aren’t just pretty spaces that showcase what it is that you do, they should generate leads and attract business. To do this, a website’s con-tent and its images must build trust. I’d like to thank Clare from Moorhouse Digital Marketing, for agreeing to be my first ‘Meet the people behind the smile’ interviewee. We first met at a networking event and immediately hit if off through our shared passion to help businesses stand tall against their competition. Read on [...]
We all judge what we see I’ve spoken before about the importance of having a professional headshot for your personal brand and business’ social media profile pictures. After all, they are the first things your potential customers will see – and judge! At that first glance of a picture, we have already formed our first impression. It’s key to look approachable, friendly, open and trustworthy. It’s so important that the headshot actually looks like you too. There’s one thing worse than not having a profile picture, and that’s having an outdated one. As agile working increases [...]
In September, when things were a bit more relaxed, Debbie Francis came to see us for new headshots and a photo for the cover of In Cumbria Magazine. Debbie was being featured in a big editorial piece in the magazine and they wanted to put her on the cover. They also wanted some photographs to open the article. We were holding our September headshots day at The Outset in Warrington, so Debbie booked an afternoon session. We had a good chat on the phone about what Debbie needed, the style and feel she wanted the photos [...]
Christian Roddy, Marketing Director at Warrington based CDX Security commissioned us to shoot new profile photos and headshots for all their management team in the Summer of 2020. He had a very clear style and brief in mind as they relaunched CDX into the next phase of their growth. They wanted to show the quality of their people, operations and services. They needed headshots and three quarter body shots too. Many parts of the security sector are very price driven with many small operators. CDX wanted to set themselves apart from them. As well as offering [...]
Is there a difference between a profile photo, a business portrait and a headshot? Yes and no. A profile photo is any photograph you use to identify yourself on your social media profile or website. Usually that's a photo of you and it's better if it is. But it could be a photo of your dog or cat, although we wouldn't recommend it. The term profile photo is all embracing and covers business portraits and headshots or, for a company, any other photo which is used to identify the company. A business portrait is usually a photo [...]
Here’s something you can’t do with an iPhone In previous blogs I’ve talked about how important facial expressions and eye contact are, about having a good hair cut and wearing the right clothes. All these elements are key to creating that perfect first impression and there are loads of articles on our blog about it. You can read about them elsewhere on our blog. But what if you want to reposition our personal brand and just target those people who get you, are [...]
Your Content Goes Here Your Content Goes Here Maintaining consistency in corporate headshots This week’s featured post is about Chris Illingworth, property lawyer at Watsons Solicitors and all round top bloke. I’ve known Chris for a few years and when he moved to Watsons Solicitors in Warrington last Autumn I was asked to take his new headshots for the firm’s website. Watsons is a very well established and well respected Warrington law firm offering a mix of family, property and commercial law disciplines. I’d done new headshots for Watsons in 2019 where we [...]
How important and clothes, backgrounds and cropping? Last summer we did a fab shoot with Angela Langley. She wanted selection of headshots and portraits to use for her business profile on LinkedIn and for her other gig - she's a standup comedian. Now, you'd think that someone who can entertain an audience and keep them laughing for an hour or so wouldn't be worried at all about having her headshots wouldn't you? Well, it turned out that Angela was really worried about it. She came along to our Warrington headshots photography day with a great selection of clothes and loads [...]
Personal branding, put simply is how you promote yourself. You are effectively marketing yourself as a brand , demonstrating the skills, experience, knowledge and most importantly, personality that you have to offer the world. Your personal branding is what ultimately sets you apart from the competition, makes you unique and when done properly, your personal branding can outshine that of any traditional business, offering the personal touch that simply cannot be matched. In traditional marketing your personal branding could be summed up in one business card but as we move into a more digital centric world, your personal brand spans [...]
As we live in a world dominated by social media selfies and perfect Instagram photos, we can all start to feel a little adverse to having our photo taken. It only takes one photo from a bad angle with the wrong expression for someone to start feeling camera shy, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. If you are looking at having business headshots taken you needn’t worry about not looking your best as a professional and seasoned photographer will be an expert at capturing you in the best light possible. Business headshots, unlike amateur photographs and selfies [...]