What is the point of hiring a professional photographer to shoot your head shot when you have a perfectly good camera at your disposal?
The answer is quite simple, it will look home made. This cheapens your brand and the perceived value of your services to both your current customers as well as your potential customer base.
When you hire a professional they will know your how to find the best angle, the best light and most important; they know how to get your personality to shine at just the right moment.
But still you may say to yourself; I have a very expensive camera, a tripod a timer and I know a bit about photography, so why not take my own “pro headshot”? Because the professional will have the best lights to smooth out your skin and shape your face, know where to place the lights, bring that sparkle out in your eyes and more importantly can capture that spontaneous moment when your true personality shines. You may be able to do the same, but it’s a one in a million shot.
You are not hiring a photographer solely on the fact that they have expensive equipment and know how to take high quality images. There are a lot of photographers with expensive equipment that couldn’t take a great headshot if their lives depended upon it. You need to hire the RIGHT photographer for you. The photographer that knows how to position you and has a way of communicating with you to evoke those warm, spontaneous expressions that make you beam confidence and approachability. Still don’t believe me?
“A good professional photographer is worth their weight in gold, and even if you're not in business, if you're on the job market, it can make a massive difference to whether people pick up the phone to talk to you, or send you that email that could mean a very lucrative opportunity for you.” – Steve Jobs
There is a saying that you don’t get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression, so make sure you are connecting with people in the best possible light, especially in the days of the internet driven economy; where it is very likely that the 1st time someone meets you, it will be online. A professional headshot is vital!
If your ready to boost your career email me at Clint@LathamJrPhotography.com to schedule your head shot.