How should you use headshots on your website?

By |2020-09-09T11:51:37+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Headshots|

Headshots are in integral part of any website. Whether you’re an SME, large corporation or sole trader, you will want to represent yourself in the best light by humanising your brand. Image is everything, and using headshots of you and your team on your website will assist in highlighting who you are while at the same time reflecting your company's values. Personalisation During a digital age when we are spending less time meeting in person and more time online, the importance of the ‘personal touch’ cannot be overstated. Whether you’re a small start-up with your first website or a large multinational [...]

Are cheap headshots worth the risk?

By |2020-10-15T11:18:14+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Headshots|

We’ve all heard the phrase: ‘You get what you pay for’, and for good reason. When you want a headshot, whether it is for your website, marketing materials, LinkedIn or anything in between, it is tempting to choose the cheapest option. It’s easy to slip into the mindset of: ‘How hard can it be to take a photo?’, but until you’ve had a bad headshot, you wont realise the value of paying the right price. A photo is no longer simply that, particularly when it comes to creating a first impression in business, and the consequences of cutting costs for [...]

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

By |2020-09-15T08:28:27+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? [...]

Does it matter which way your photo faces?

By |2020-07-09T09:56:24+00:00June 9th, 2020|Branding, Headshots, Hints & Tips|

Yes it does! And more so than many people realise. We're all becoming more aware of psychology and the way our subconscious decides stuff for us. This makes us aware of many things without us consciously realising it. One excellent example of this is where a photo of a person is associated with text. To engage with the viewer you need eye contact! Firstly the person in the photo needs to be looking straight into the camera. Otherwise there is no eye contact and therefore no engagement. Have you ever tried to have a conversation with a person who [...]

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 [...]

Top tips for the perfect male headshot

By |2020-06-14T08:27:48+00:00March 30th, 2020|Branding, Headshots, Hints & Tips, Male headshots|

Whether you’re starting a new career, are an established industry professional, or seeking the right look for your portfolio – finding the right headshot provider can be difficult. If you are struggling to decide on a style, or simply don’t know where to start, it’s not at all unusual to find yourself feeling a little lost and unsure. So, why is a professional headshot important and what top tips can we provide for those considering one? Why are headshots so essential? In a modern interconnected world, being able to craft an image that you would like to project is incredibly [...]

Are headshots better in colour or black and white?

By |2020-06-14T08:26:50+00:00March 30th, 2020|Black & white, Branding, Design, Headshots, Hints & Tips|

While there are a number of variables to consider when taking a headshot, colour is rarely factored in. With a world of difference between a monochrome and saturated image, choosing the right style can help add value and ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for. What should you consider when choosing between colour or black and white? And what should you bear in mind when you finally step into the studio? What should I choose? Easy to spot at first glance, one style involves the use of full colour and the other is taken in crisp black and white. [...]

Why should you have headshots on your website?

By |2020-06-13T05:36:12+00:00March 20th, 2020|Headshots, Hints & Tips, 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 [...]

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. [...]