Your headshot is a representation of your personality, it portrays you or your personality to whoever is looking it and can enable them to form an opinion about you before a physical contact and it can also enable you to stand out in a pool of candidates shortlisted for a new position. As a result of the above, you can’t afford not to get it right. One thing I do at my headshot session is to have a quick chat with my client to talk about their position and personality, and I try to portray this in their headshot.
So, your friend has a really good camera and you think it’s a good idea to have your headshot photograph taken by him. Although that’s not a bad idea but it isn’t recommended. Have you considered how good those images would look? Yeah, didn’t think so. For the sake of good decision making, let’s look at the advantages of having your headshot photograph taken by a professional.
They are skilled at it
Having a great camera isn’t the only thing that can help you get a great headshot photograph; a professional headshot photographer has mastered the art of camera handling and knows the exact angles that will best get you the exquisite look you’re going for. Even with limited support in an emergency situation, a professional headshot photographer would use the skills they’ve learnt over time to achieve the very best result.
They make you look outstanding
A professional headshot photographer can easily create a suiting photo for your personality and ensure you look outstanding by offering tips like the right pose angle, type of outfit to use and more, all in a bid to give you a look that suits you.
They make use of top equipment’s
A professional headshot photographer makes use of high-tech equipment’s in taking those images that you love so much, they make use of equipment’s such as lighting, backgrounds, camera and more, all in a bid to help you get the very best image.
They can be used for a very long time
These professionally taken images can be used for a long time as they look really good even after a few years; the amount of work put into it ensures it doesn’t lose relevance even after a few years.
Before you select a headshot photographer, ensure you look at their portfolio and have a physical or virtual consultation with them to discuss your requirement. Don’t take a chance on your career by choosing a friend with a camera or a bad headshot photographer.