Corporate Headshots Photography with Examples

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Headshots can be More Creative than just Plain White Background

Modern Professional headshots can look amazing by adding more of the main subject (that’s you) than just the top of shoulders and head.

Headshots with more of your personality can accelerate the careers of both women and men in business, Actors, Executives, and Authors not only in commercial applications but also in personal life.

How can more of your unique natural style be captured in your shots?

For a start we can stop using the plain white studio background. Over the last 20 years that is mostly of what we’ve seen, a slither of shoulders, and sometimes even the tops of heads cut out of the frame. Not a great look in modern times.

Whether it’s your first time getting professional headshots or you’re updating them every year or two. A good experienced photographer can can help you look your best. Show the authentic you, how you are current in style, show off the influencer, and look professional with your personal brand standing out on LinkedIn and all the other business platforms.

For something different head outdoors in fresh air and use a natural backdrop such as plants or sandstone textured walls, cityscape with natural light and fill light from the photographer’ kit.

Studio’s have their place but find a professional photographer that has the skills to blend in a variety of light and styles for your next business headshots.

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Examples of Creative Headshots with Alternative Background

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Simple Cost Effective Staff Headshots with Light Background Option

Photo Examples with light colour Background. if you need to match your Corporate brand guidelines

Common Backdrops Include; White, Grey, Black, Outdoors or Office

we Bring Lighting And Equipment (and Backdrop) to Show You at Your Best

Corporate Headshot basics

Let’s demystify the ‘headshot’ and explore where and when headshot photography will benefit you and your professional career.

We’re also going to dig into personal branding and give you an overview of corporate headshot prices. Professional headshots will also improve your love life. (well, we’d like to think so)

According to LinkedIn Research, people who include professional headshots in their online profiles receive over 20 times more views and connection requests. (They would say that though wouldn’t they)

Your messages will have a higher rate of being read and responded to if you show care about your personal brand and career. A professional photo says, “you’re ready to start and excel work.”

You’ve got a well-fitting modern suit, an up-to-date resume, and of course, a professional headshot to tell the new employer you are ready to start work!

Alternatively if you want to book a portrait, just let us know via the form or head to the contact page.

Is a Professional Headshot Worth it?

A professional headshot is worth it if you’ve set yourself goals and there is an expectation or your situation demands an impactful first impression.

If your personal image or Brand impression is to help you sell a product or service can you afford to not make an impression that you take the offer seriously enough to invest $300 in your appearance.

Is a less than $300 dollar suit acceptable to wear to the office or a sales meeting as a comparison.

For instance, Real Estate professionals sell property worth millions of dollars, does your image reflect that? Sales professionals, are you selling services worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, many are and don’t invest in their development and lose to those that do.

If Actors, Authors and Models want or need to stand out from a crowded market place are you willing to risk that with selfies.

If you go too cheap you just may end up looking cheap.

Find a good middle ground on price of say $300 per session for a come to you service or less if there’s a good Studio nearby.

Show your confidence, professionalism and your character with a professional headshot.

Larger Example Photos

LinkedIn Professional Headshot

Business Portrait Photography Sydney. By Photographer orlandosydney.com

Personal Branding Portrait

Personal Business Branding photo. By orlandosydney.com

Professional Photography, Branding Portraits

Professional Portrait in Sydney Photo. By Photographer orlandosydney.com

Stylish Powerful Headshots

Corporate Headshot Photo. By Photographer orlandosydney.com

Relatable Branding Portraits

Headshot Surry Hills Sydney. By Photographer orlandosydney.com

Traditional Headshot for Business

Traditional Headshot for Business. By Photographer orlandosydney.com
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What is a Headshot Photo Anyway?

Definition of a Headshot

A headshot is defined as simply a photograph of an individual’s face, usually including their shoulders, including only the person who is the focus and subject of the photo.

What are professional Corporate headshots used for?

  • Linkedin profile
  • Social media profiles
  • Directors briefs
  • Podcasting
  • Website about page
  • Author bio
  • Models
  • Publicity
  • Casting
  • Media stories

Are Professional Headshots Really Necessary?

How important are they to your professional career? Do other successful people in your area of expertise have one? It is expected of you, or can you get away with doing it yourself photos.

Will the business hiring you need to be impressed with your presentation? Both women and men in business need to present well at first sight. Business greetings used to include handshakes, and people would make assumptions out of that.

Business handshakes are gone, so we now have at first glance how well our online LinkedIn image represents who we are in real life. You’ve got less than 2 seconds to make an impression.

Personal Branding is So Important in 2021

Your brand must stay consistent across all media on or offline. Your look is an integral part of your brand, so make sure you are instantly recognizable. Quickly gain trust, and it will be easier for you to deliver on your brand promise.

Your business headshot should not be more than 5 years old. Updating it every 2-3 years is even better.

You evolve, and so can your personal brand, but no one will know about your personal growth unless you maintain your public image.

Who uses headshots;

  • Woman
  • Men
  • Actors
  • Business people
  • Office Managers for staff
  • Executives
  • Authors
  • Government officials
  • Media personalities
  • Entertainers

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Business Headshot Photography Examples

Contact Sheet - Natural Light Headshots

Professional Headshots

Contact Sheet - Natural Light Headshots

Casual Headshots

Contact Sheet - Natural Light Headshots

Executive Corporate Headshot

Contact Sheet - Natural Light Headshots

Outdoor Headshot Photography

How much do professional headshots cost?

Headshot pricing sweet spot is an average of $330 – $550 per person for a standard pro headshot for a whole one-hour shoot, contact for best pricing.

It is common for Office Managers to book a full day for their staff to be photographed simultaneously.

It’s a less personal experience for the executives, but it gets the job done, and you save money.

Prices per person drop dramatically for large Team group headshots, as there’s greater efficiency. And our advise is don’t go too cheap on headshots as people are a company’s biggest asset.

Contact us for best price on bulk team group staff bookings.

Top tier headshot photographers can charge up around $550 – $1500 per person per session which is not cheap. (Check out our more cost effective solutions).

But they provide very high-quality headshots and service, including hair and make-up, by professional stylists.

Look good with professional headshots or you might get overlooked for that new opportunity. Our shooting style and your unique vibe will seal the deal.

What Makes A Traditional Company Headshot?

A great Headshot usually has a neutral background, focused directly on the face, and is either a three-quarter or full-face portrait. Eyes are almost always looking straight down the lens.

Head tilt is optional and, if not overdone, can look good. Your choice of either slight submissive chin or slightly pronounced. Not a massive fan of eyes that are too squished together. Like there’s some discomfort.

Your character, your story should always shine through your portrait or if you’re aiming to grow in a specific direction, use that future your persona.

Headshots are used in professional settings, for example, on resumes and social media sites like LinkedIn, for high profile business meetings, symposiums and seminars, and a range of other networking and personal branding situations.

While it might sound like a very simple photograph – and in one way it is – the professional headshot [Wikipedia] is a real test of a photographer’s skill.

Capturing somebody’s personality in a single picture, whilst also remaining within the constraints of a standard head-shot, is not simple at all! It requires a Sydney photographer who can rapidly build a relationship with their subject and put them at ease.

Professionals photographers can work from various angles to obtain the most attractive image and understand the role of light, background, pose, and facial expression in creating a headshot that truly represents you.

Can a Friend Take my Head Shot?

Yes a friend can take your photo, no it shouldn’t be used to further your career.

It’s really tempting to use the digital camera in your phone, but will it take a flattering portrait? Assuming your friend can do the same with their camera will result in your personal appearance being missed in a sea of selfies. It will not meet the standard of a professional corporate photographer, don’t make that mistake.

If your friend uses a modern camera phone, that camera can cost less than $50. A portrait lens that professionals use costs upwards of $1500 – $3000. It definitely has a different look. And that has an influence on photography prices.

While corporate headshot prices are very reasonable, it’s unavoidable that most people can tell whether a photograph has been taken professionally or not.

In part, it’s about the technical aspects of the shot, which make it eminently shareable and memorable. But it’s also about the connection between the person in the photograph and the person viewing it.

A professional photographer manages to take the place of the viewer and create a connection in person that then translates to the eventual viewer.

It’s indefinable, but if you look at an Author’s book jacket photo or the main images that people place on their websites, you’ll find that the most compelling photos nearly always have a photographer’s credit.

Media professionals always know this: Actors and models invest so much in their portfolios because they see an Actor headshot can make or break an early career, and what’s true for those professions can be true for everybody.

A great corporate headshot can push a career forward, not because we’re shallow or appearance-obsessed but because we all want to feel a connection.

Good portraits and headshots make that connection even when we haven’t met the person.

So yeah, your friend can take your photo, but you shouldn’t use them for your career advancement unless they’re a professional photographer.

Can Headshots be Taken Outside?

Natural light headshots in Sydney can definitely be captured outside.

Some careful selection of what time of day. Away from direct sunlight and consideration given to where we have some control with the light. Outdoor headshots can look great.

Natural light headhots can be taken indoors too, see the photos on this page. When softened near a window, the natural outdoor light in a small office (near natural light) can create some of the loveliest soft skin tones. It can help take a few years off too.

Many of office high rises have an abundance of natural light. Perfect light for executive portraits where you’d like the person not to appear too chiselled or too hard and business like. Great for both female and male headshots.

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Advantage of Using Professional Photographers

A great photographer will bring all the equipment necessary to ensure your shoot is flawless, but you can also prepare yourself for the session.

It’s often best to wear neutral colours, but bring along something bright and fun to ring the changes – this could be a scarf, tie, hat … anything with a bit of va va voom. Your accessory can create variety in some of the shots.

Of course, if neutral isn’t you, that’s fine – while professional headshots do have to work in a fairly restricted framework, because they are often displayed in rigid formats. A professional headshot photographer will always be able to work with you to capture who you really are, without having to overstep the constraints of the genre.

Think about where you plan to use your headshot. Is it designed to polish up your social media profile, or are you planning to use it as part of a promotion and publication process? Do you want your headshot to be used in print media or will it be a purely digital presence?

There’s nothing like having a really good headshot to boost your professional identity.
It’s a business boost and a personal confidence-builder, and thinking about how you can get the best use from your headshot helps you maximise its impact.

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