LinkedIn Headshots NYC

5 Critical Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Headshot Photographer

 

Your headshot is a really important component of your LinkedIn profile when it comes to telling your story and engaging with your audience.LinkedIn’s audience is approaching a billion. Remember, your headshot is part of your first impression.

Five very important questions for choosing a headshots photographer. We will break it down for you :

1. How important is a headshot?
Today is mandatory, more than ever.
Your headshot is part of your first impression.It’s the first thing someone will see before they actually get to meet you. You connect with your headshot, you project who you are and how people perceive you.
It’s your personal branding!


2. What Do I wear?

Dress in a way that reflects who you are and is relevant for your target audience (the people you want checking you out)
Nothing too busy, or stripey, or flashy. No big necklace, or anything extreme.
Wear no distractions, simple is always better.
Considering the above, you might want to recall what friends/others have complimented you in the past for, and see if it could make the cut for your session.


3. How do I choose a Headshot Photographer

Choosing your photographer can be a daunting task, and a big part of your success depends on it.
You should look at their portfolio . They should have enough variety to find something similar to your wants.
Read the reviews.It’s very easy nowadays to find reviews on a business, it’s part of your homework.
Good quality photos. Yes, we’ve seen some less competent shots. Look for clear, sharp images with good contrast, that look professional.
Make sure the location works for you.You need to be and give your best. The experience of 2 trains and a walk in the middle of the day might take you through hell even before you get there.

 

4. How much money should I spend on a Headshot Photographer?
Photography is all around us, and it’s so convenient to use a phone or personal camera for your headshots. You can ask your neighbour to take your photo in your backyard, and it’s free.
You can choose to go to a nearby headshot studio , or a well known headshot photographer.There’s a huge spectrum ,it can get very expensive or not.
All of this scenarios have a chance of getting you a great headshot. However, it is not a place to cut corners!
Your chances of success are higher by using a professional photographer.
No homemade headshots.


5.How do I make the most out of it

Be Prepared in your thoughts
Trust your photographer. Be open to the way he works with you and the way they shoot
Make sure you look your best, wardrobe and the rest
Communicate with your eyes. Look into the lens and connect your look
Loosen up
Smile!
Warmth

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