When we have a client ask for a headshot, our first question is… what style would you like, does it have to fit in with other people, is this about you or a business, is it to sit comfortably within a mass corporate headshot page, something to go on a business card or on the back of a book… So many questions!!!
Why do we ask these questions… well, each type of headshot is different… if it’s in a corporate environment where there are 200 headshots to match together it needs to be simple, needs to have a pre-defined lighting patter and tonally they images need to feel similar. So we can shoot something that will work with the previous shots and not be out of place. If it’s more about you than just creating a place-marker though… well, then the possibilities are endless and this is where it slides from being a corporate style headshot to a personality shoot.
The difference is that a personality shoot has to reflect who you are rather than indicate that you exist. That’s a massive difference, there is also a cost implication here, and we don’t shy away from it… getting it right, doing it well and giving you choices at the end are what this is about.
Here are a few to have a look at…