With the New Year comes New Year's resolutions. A lot of people do it, myself included. It's a good way to organize the improvements that you'd like to make in your life in the coming year.
One resolution that you might want to consider is to have professional head shots taken. If you are in any sort of situation where you need to influence someone, a professionally made headshot can help to achieve your goal. Here are a few reasons why.
First and foremost, you will look better! If you hire a decent professional photographer they know the tricks and techniques for bringing out your best. Toy definitely want to put your best face forward.
Much of our communication is electronic nowadays. We use blogs like this, email, social media and other communication through "devices." A way to strengthen that communication is to attach a face with name and message. A good headshot does that!
If you work in the professional or corporate world a well executed head shot can help you to stand out from the crowd of competitors. Let's face it, we work in a dog eat dog world. Just look through a bunch of LinkedIn profiles; you can easily see who is serious about their job and who isn't just by looking at their profile pictures.
If you are a model, an actor, or any other type of performing artist, a professional headshot is a requirement. Just imagine a director sifting through dozens, if not hundreds of headshots. The professional images stand a better chance of making the cut than the poorly produced ones.
An experienced professional photographer is your best option for getting the best headshot. Portrait photographers have extensive training with an arsenal of lighting and photographic equipment to create great portrait looks. Additionally, they know how to work with people. They talk, and spend time with them to establish a rapport which helps them to find the best looks (smiling on demand really doesn't create a great look for most people). There's an art to that and not all photographers can pull it off.
Bender Photography creates a lot of headshots for business people, performing artists, and people in all walks of life. We spend the time to get to know you. During your session we will show you what we are capturing every step of the way. The feedback that you provide guides us to create a better portrait than you ever thought possible. We have a full studio with a tons of professional lighting equipment and we know how to use it to your best advantage.
This image is of Bergen Price. She always looks great, but this image, with the horizontal cropping, makes her look awesome. Bergen is an aspiring opera singer. She chose this image as her headshot for an upcoming project.
Todd Radus is an inspirational coach, speaker, and best selling author who we photographed recently. He has an interesting life story so we will give him a plug. You can check that out here. He chose to have Bender Photography create his professional headshots and has indicated that he will be updating them regularly (which is a good idea, professionally). The time that I spent getting to know him had a positive impact on his headshots.