Profile photo, business portrait or headshot?

By |2021-02-22T08:21:42+00:00February 20th, 2021|Business portraits, Headshots, LinkedIn, Profile photos|

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 [...]

Chris Illingworth at Watsons Solicitors

By |2021-02-02T12:28:25+00:00February 2nd, 2021|business headshots, Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Environmental headshots, Male headshots, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Tips to be more photogenic in your business headshots

By |2021-01-04T08:03:22+00:00December 1st, 2020|Branding, business headshots, Business portraits, Hints & Tips, Photography|

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 [...]

Have you ever noticed how really successful people 
have stunning headshots?

By |2021-03-24T07:57:38+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Black & white, Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Headshots, Hints & Tips, Personal branding, Uncategorized, White background headshots|

I have but I’m supposed to notice these things. Successful people invest time and money in projecting their success, their credibility and marketing their marketability if you like. Actors do it, business people do it, politicians do it, sports people do it. Hell, if we’re in business and trying to push forward, we all do it to a degree. As a portrait photographer, I look at every portrait photo and study it. The first thing I notice is how it portrays the person. What does the photo say? What messages does it transmit? Can I see their eyes properly? [...]

Manchester | socially distanced headshot photography

By |2020-07-29T07:34:48+00:00May 12th, 2020|Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Environmental headshots, Headshots|

Natural light headshots Manchester based architects, Northmill Associates commissioned us to photograph new headshots for all their team at a new bar they had designed in Manchester's fashionable Northern Quarter. We decided that natural light headshots would work really well with the textures and materials used in the construction of the bar. The bar has some interesting features inside so a few of the photos were taken inside the bar using a Profoto B1 portable flash and 1200mm Octabox. Fortunately we had plenty of height to work with but it produces amazingly soft light.   Manchester - a city [...]

St Helens | Headshots with Dewa Consulting

By |2020-06-04T07:36:26+00:00April 15th, 2020|Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Dark background headshots, Headshots, Personal branding, White background headshots|

Projecting the right first impression St Helens based Dewa Consulting provides mental health first aid training and consultancy services to companies and individuals. As well as training it provides wellbeing strategy and implementation. Deanne Walsh, Dewa's CEO came to see to one of our Headshots Days in Lymm near Warrington for new corporate headshots for her Linked In and other social media profiles. We asked Deanne to tell us in her own words about how she felt about her headshots session and [...]

Warrington | Headshots with Jo Baldwin

By |2020-05-24T16:59:42+00:00April 7th, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Headshots|

Jo Baldwin's story Last autumn Jo Baldwin came to us for her new headshots for her Linked In profile and Facebook business page. She was really pleased with her new headshots and social media profile photos so we asked her if she'd like to feature on our blog and here we are. Jo helps women find a way to live a balanced life, increase their potential as a leader and make a bigger impact in their own corner of the world by accessing their unique Soft Power. She [...]

Why do you need a modern headshot?

By |2020-06-24T08:16:28+00:00March 30th, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Hints & Tips, Personal branding|

Essential when it comes to representing yourself in an ‘always on’ culture, having a headshot can help you put your best foot forward when it comes to promoting yourself or your business. However, many do not realise the importance of regularly updating their headshot and what risks may accompany a lack of diligence. So, why exactly do you need a modern headshot and what are some things to consider when it comes to taking one? What do you mean by ‘modern’? When a lot of people see the word ‘modern’, it’s common to think of something tweaked, stylised, or photoshopped. [...]

What should I wear for a professional headshot?

By |2020-06-13T05:36:28+00:00March 20th, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Fashion, Hints & Tips|

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. [...]

Liverpool | headshot photographer

By |2020-12-04T09:53:21+00:00February 21st, 2020|Black & white, Business portraits, Corporate background 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. […]

Northwich | Corporate headshots with Howard Worth

By |2020-06-14T08:26:03+00:00February 17th, 2020|Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Headshots|

Professional headshots for long term clients 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. […]

Headshots with Libertas Wealth Management

By |2020-06-14T08:28:48+00:00January 24th, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, 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. [...]

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