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.

Why should you have headshots on your website?

By |2020-03-20T10:42:17+00:00March 20th, 2020|headshots, Personal branding|

Whether you are a blogger, freelancer, or CEO, having a headshot on your website is an essential part of living in the ‘always on’ 20s. Delivered in portrait, a headshot is what it says on the tin – an image of an individual from the shoulders up, placing focus on your face. These can be fun and playful, or crisp and serious – granting you a large degree of control over how you choose to present yourself. An ability to craft your identity makes headshots an essential tool for a website, no matter what purpose it exists for. How can [...]

What should I wear for a professional headshot?

By |2020-03-20T10:33:28+00:00March 20th, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, Corporate Headshots, Fashion|

An essential part of establishing your representation, a professional headshot represents your brand and character. It can be a playful image for a creative design brand, clean-cut quality for executive positions or displaying your range for acting roles. No matter what you choose, ensuring you have the right ‘look’ is an important part of the process. While a headshot may focus on your physical appearance, wearing the right outfit can ensure the desired impact of your look is properly consolidated. If you’re struggling to find the right apparel for a shoot, here are essential pointers that can come in handy. [...]

How to make your corporate headshots stand out?

By |2020-03-20T10:07:36+00:00March 20th, 2020|Corporate Headshots|

Neat and professional, a corporate headshot is designed to give a strong first impression – establishing your personal identity and that of your business or brand. An essential part of marketing and establishing yourself in a marketplace, presenting a high-quality professional headshot can help give you a ‘leg-up’ on the competition. That can be as simple as being able to put a face to a name, raising awareness through advertising or using a striking look to plant a memorable image in people’s minds. Technically, these focus on an individual’s face in semi close-up and are semi-formal – putting the subject [...]

Liverpool headshot photographer

By |2020-03-08T16:20:58+00:00February 21st, 2020|Business portraits, headshots|

Liverpool is one of our favourite and regular destinations for headshot photography and business portraits. Whether we’re taking our own studio backgrounds or using the local environment, Liverpool is such a great place for headshot photography. It’s not only the fabulous locations, the people are usually happier to be photographed as well. Most people aren’t keen on being photographed but are willing to go along with it but for some reason, in Liverpool they seem a bit more willing to give it a go. […]

Corporate headshots in Northwich, Cheshire

By |2020-03-01T08:23:03+00:00February 17th, 2020|Business portraits, headshots|

Our director of photography, Andrew Collier has been taking headshots and team photos for Northwich based Howard Worth for many years. One of the great things about working with a long term client is getting to know people and understanding what they need from their headshots and profile photographs. […]

Corporate headshots and staff photos with Libertas Wealth Management

By |2020-02-27T12:31:26+00:00January 24th, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, headshots, Photography|

What goes into creating great headshots? Last summer I received a phone call from Helen at Libertas Wealth Management in Warrington. I'd met Helen at a few networking events and a couple of charity dos in Warrington and had got to know her as we'd chatted about our work and the companies we mix with. They'd talked to a couple of photographers but they didn't seem to be on the same wave length. Previous staff photo sessions always seemed to fall short of their expectations so this could have been a tough brief. It turned out to be the opposite. [...]

What Is The Difference Between A Headshot And A Portrait?

By |2020-01-23T12:46:51+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Branding, headshots|

Headshots and portraits are among the most popular images requested by clients. And, like any professional photography, each serves a unique purpose. So, what exactly distinguishes them from one another? And what should you bear in mind before setting foot in the studio?   What are the differences? Put simply, the biggest difference between the two is purpose. Headshots are close-up pictures of your head and shoulders in a neutral, but professional, setting. They are most often used for images on business websites, marketing materials or elements that demand a professional identity. The main aim is to provide something recognisable [...]

Which Headshot Should You Choose For Your LinkedIn Profile?

By |2020-03-08T16:24:45+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, headshots, Photography|

Choosing the right headshot for a LinkedIn profile can make the difference between being considered for a role and being passed over entirely for it. In order to give yourself a fighting chance in a competitive market, it is essential you choose a picture that represents your professional identity. Here are some essential dos and don’ts to secure the best possible headshot for your page.   What should I bear in mind?   Do… This photo is correct for Linked In. It is cropped tightly so the face is clear in the small circle next to comments. The shoulders [...]

How Do I Look Professional In A Headshot?

By |2020-03-20T10:03:42+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Branding, headshots, Photography|

A professional headshot is an important element of your personal branding when you present yourself across your different social media channels and other marketing platforms. However, ensuring you look the part can be both daunting and challenging. With that in mind, here are some simple tips to get the most out of each session and secure the best headshot possible.   What do I need to do? Have a drink: An old trick for actors. If you are having a headshot taken, be sure to drink your recommended daily allowance of water for a few days before the session. It [...]

How Often Should I Get New Headshots Taken?

By |2020-01-23T12:48:18+00:00January 22nd, 2020|headshots|

A concern for many professionals, providing an up-to-date headshot ensures you accurately represent the company or sector you work in. As the years tick by, the pressure to secure a new image can grow. Why are headshots so critical for a range of industries and when should I consider getting a new one? Here’s our advice…   Why are headshots important? Important for showcasing your professional identity, a headshot is a key element of your position within a business. In a turbulent marketplace, your image often needs to change. Updating a headshot gives your clients a representative idea of who [...]

Corporate Headshots: What should I know before getting one?

By |2020-01-23T12:39:14+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Business portraits, headshots, Photography|

A high-quality headshot is essential for every managerial or corporate role. However, with so many options available in the current marketplace, it can be difficult to know the best approach when posing for a picture. So, what do you need to know beforehand? And what are some of the elements you should consider to get the most from a session? What is a corporate headshot? Simply put, a corporate headshot is a picture that captures your image for professional use. Extremely common in a range of industries, they can be used on your professional social media accounts, on your business [...]

Headshot Photography: What Do I Need To Know?

By |2020-01-23T12:29:49+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, headshots, Photography|

Used for a range of professional, personal, and creative reasons, headshots are essential for individuals the world over. But with so many options available and a wide range choice on the market, it’s important to consider the elements that make up a session. So, what can you expect and what are some of the points to discuss with potential providers? What is headshot photography? Simply put, a headshot is an image of your face that captures a front-facing portrayal of your head and shoulders. They can be used for several personal or professional reasons, allowing you to consolidate your identity [...]