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 headshots used for?
- Linkedin profile
- Social media profiles
- Directors briefs
- Website about page
- Author bio
- 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 or 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 all we now have at first glance is 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 personal brand must stay consistent across all media on or offline. Your look is a great part of your brand so make sure you are instantly recognisable. 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 else will know about your personal growth unless you maintain your public image.
Who uses headshots;
- Business people
- Office Managers for staff
- Government officials
- Media personalities