Regardless of the line of work you are in, if you are promoting yourself or business services, a great headshot is a necessity. A professional portrait is a powerful tool for helping social connecting. It is very much to your advantage to provide a headshot that people can identify with and remember you by.
A professional business headshot is more than just a great selfie taken by a friend with an I-Phone or a hobbyist type camera. If you are using your headshot in business applications, then hire a professional photographer to capture and create a professional business portrait for you. Quality image characteristics include proper business expression, coordinated business attire and body language.
There are many careers that can benefit from a polished professional headshot. Doctors, lawyers, corporate executives, realtors, oil and gas professionals, financial investors and news anchors almost always require a professional executive portrait. If your clients or customers see you online, then a professional headshot will help establish a polished presence in their mind. Of course, it is important that the headshot is of the highest quality. Anyone can post a picture of themselves on an online bio page, but if it does not convey the proper image, then it will not be beneficial in the long run. Creating a great headshot may seem simple, but like so many things, the minor details do matter.
Here’s the burning question: how do I find a great headshot photographer?
Thanks to the internet, finding a great headshot photographer is much easier than it used to be. You should be able to find a wide assortment of professional photographers just by searching for “headshots” in your favorite search engine. Be aware that due to the recent improvements and availability of inexpensive digital photography equipment, there are a lot more people offering photography services at different skill levels. Take your time and do your research! There are many sites you can find that will list headshot photographers in your area, but the most important thing is to find a quality portfolio that matches your needs. Look at a variety of portfolios until you’re satisfied. Also, ask other business associates or professionals for a referral and then look at that photographer’s online portfolio. After you have narrowed down to a few photographers to consider, the next step would be to contact the studio either by phone and see who is a good match for you.
Michael Carr Photography is a full time commercial studio specializing in portraiture services. We can help you formulate your plan for your headshot images to stand out from the masses. You can view our portfolio here. Our studio is conveniently located near the Galleria area, and close to 610, I-10 and 59, so there is easy access from those freeways.