Good business headshot photography says a lot about your company. A professional headshot sets you apart from your competition. It shows you as a working professional committed to offering the best service to your customers.
How you choose to portray yourself in your business portrait is up to you. I can give a corporate headshot style feel, or give a lighter more approachable style if you are a smaller company that works more face to face with your clients. Or you may want an environmental portrait showing you in your working environment.
There are many ways to approach headshot photography and many ways you will want to use the images. Maybe on your website, in a brochure, or you are building a business network via LinkedIn. You’ll be wanting to stand out and give the best possible impression to clients and business partners.
Making your way in the world of theatre and need some actor headshots to impress agencies and get a foot in the door? There is no substitute for a professional actor headshot photo. I will work with you to get the right angle, best light, bring across the persona you want to sell, and give you a variety of options that will all be great. You will find it hard to choose your favourite photos.
Headshots taken under natural light require little to no set up time, I simply need a good location for the photographs to be taken against.
Large numbers of people to be photographed will attract a discount (price list available upon request).
The original background remains in the photo. The photo has been edited to look its best for tone and colour.
The background to the image has either been made pure white, a colour of your choice, or is transparent so you can place the person on any background you wish.
Normal tone and colour editing has also been applied as with the standard option.
Adaptavist, a software technology company with offices across the world, contacted me from their London office asking me about headshot photography for their business. There were 80 staff to photograph (some can be seen here) and all needed their headshot taken on a specific date. Naturally it is difficult to get everyone together on the same day what with busy business schedules, so it was important that I was able to get all the headshot photography done in one go.
London isn’t exactly down the road for me, but a rate was agreed and plans were made. This involved a 4:30am wake up for me and as it turned out, due to terrible London traffic (mostly 1st and 2nd gear!), a 6 hour journey to Adaptavist’s new London office in Islington.
Setup for the headshot photography took about an hour and then each person’s name was written on a list, and ticked off as we went. The amount of time business headshot photography takes is dependent on if the client has very specific requirements and the availability of the staff at the time of the shoot. In this instance all the staff were onsite all day and I was able to take the headshots quickly.
It took around a minute for each headshot with minimal adjustment to lighting in between photos (due to differences in height). I gave Adaptavist a choice of two background tones, but essentially pretty much any background colour could be chosen as long as notice is given before the photo shoot.
If you require business headshot photography for your company, I’d be happy to help. Lighting can be adjusted to suit your requirements and I can capture a relaxed fresh look or a more corporate feel depending on your requirements.
Hannah one of the owners of Rock House Dental Practice in Wells, contacted me about her need for headshot photography. She was in the process of launching a new website and needed photography of her dental staff as well as the facilities of the dental practice.
Hannah and I negotiated a day that would best suit our timetables. The surgery would be running as normal that day so I needed to fit the photography around her patients.
I was first shown around the different rooms of the surgery. I had already asked Hannah to inform her patients that they may appear in photos and if they did not wish to participate they should let her know.
After taking some photos around the dental practice, including some shots of the waiting room with patients in situ, it was time to complete the headshot photography of the staff.
Due to the small size of the rooms at the dental practice and staff dealing with patients as normal, we picked a time of the day where the most staff were available at once and then by the time I had photographed them, more were available so I was able to successfully photograph all the staff.
For flexibility and space reasons, the photos were taken in front of the dental practice as well as a group photo of all staff. I had already taken photos of the exterior of the practice when I first arrived.
The whole shoot went really well and you can see many of my photos on the Rock House Dental Practice website.