In July Nicole and I went over to Chester to do a headshots and profile photos session for Amanda Wynne Evans and her team at Wynne Marketing. They’re based in a fabulous old building in Handbridge on Chester, south of the River Dee and just outside Chester’s historic City Walls. It was a great place to take Amanda’s headshots because it’s an old building with a quirky interior which gave us some interesting, real backdrops. Amanda Bate left the corporate world nearly four years ago to start her own content writing business, Redwood Copy. (more…)
At a networking event in Warrington recently someone asked me what was so special about professional headshots and why did I attach so much importance to them? A few days later at another event, also in Warrington, the guest speaker talked about how important an online profile was when trying to position yourself in front of your target audience. (more…)
When you need headshot photography it’s important to find the right headshot photographer for you. Ideally a headshot or portrait photographer with plenty of experience of shooting professional headshots for company websites, Linked In and other social media platforms and someone that you can get along with. It’s the social interaction between the photographer and the subject that makes the real difference between an average photo and a great professional headshot. (more…)
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.
Well, it’s just for Linked In. It’s only tiny, why does it matter? Can’t I use that selfie from the Christmas party? Oh, and there was that fab photo taken on the beach last summer. You know the one, with the sunglasses and the beer? Surely I can use one of them…
Well, you could. But is that the kind of first impression you want to make?
Someone who sees us in a photo for the first time instantly makes a judgement about us, whether they intend to or not, and that first impression stays for around 8 to 12 months after they have got to know us.