I have known Roger for awhile now having first met him at a networking event in Albuquerque, New Mexico last year. We have gotten together a few times for 1-on-1 chats about running your own small business. He owns and operates Beacon Marketing, be sure to check it out if you are behind on doing your marketing by yourself, he can help you by doing it for you in a much more efficient and strategic way.
Roger came over to my Home Studio for a headshot session as I noticed his LinkedIn profile photo could definitely be better. My goal with all headshots shoots is to help people look their best online as a business professional, as a creative professional, or just to showcase their personal branding so potential clients and customers have a great first impression of them.
Roger had an idea he wanted for a headshot based on a book cover photo. Luckily I had some tall chairs right on hand to use for the headshot above on white background. I like this pose a lot and definitely will suggest it to future headshot clients! It is a good way to relax a person for a photo, but also still shows them in a business look.
The black & white headshot with shadow on a black background was my suggestion to Roger. He saw some other sample headshots like that and said he liked it. This time I got to try out my new collapsable black background and the high speed sync capabilities of my new Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 transceivers. With the Flex TT5 connected to my Westcott Strobelite Plus I could set the shutter speed on my Nikon D750 to 1/4000th of a second to make all ambient light disappear, then with the black background, there was no bounce from the strobe light itself. Thus, making the light that falls on Roger the only part of the photo that shows up.
Take a look at your LinkedIn photo today. Does it look as professional as these? If not, do you really want your clients, customers and future employers to see you like that as their first impression of you? I know you can look fantastic in a headshot if you come to my Home Studio, or have me come right to your office with my portable on-locatin studio setup! Use the buttons below to make your headshot appointment and check out more info.