When you think of headshots, we tend to think of actors and models, because they need headshots to book work. This still holds true for their profession but nowadays with the popularity of search engines like Google and Bing, everyone is searching names to find information about individuals and their companies before they engage them. People want to meet you sort of speak and feel like they know you before they actually decide to meet face to face or pick up the phone to call. Think about that for a second. Let it marinate. If potential client wants to see you before they decide to meet you, don't you think that you should represent yourself in a professional manner?
People are more likely to do business with those they know, like and trust. A polished professional headshot should portray what you want others think about you and your business. Your headshot should reflect professionalism, trustworthiness and friendliness.
What about social media? Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked in etc… These are a few of the largest social media websites out there in the world and almost everyone is subscribed to one, two, three or maybe all of them. Your online appearance could possibly be more important than your day to day appearance. Your profile could be viewed by hundreds, thousands perhaps even more. So make sure your putting your best face forward.
Someone could be searching to hire for an amazing high paying job and your headshot might just be the thing to set you apart from the rest. While everyone else is submitting average resumes, yours could be the one they connect with just because of the great headshot you added. Hmm… starting to sink in yet? Here's another example. What if something big happens and a major television network, magazine or newspaper asked for a headshot? Don't scramble to hire a photographer. Success tends to happen when one is prepared. Having your headshot taken by a professional photographer is smart and important. In my opinion it's a big investment with a small expense. For a couple hundred dollars and one hour of your time you can have a professional image that conveys to the world that you are trust worthy, hardworking, likeable individual. Doesn't getting that professional headshot feel like a smart decision?
This past Sunday morning I had the pleasure of shooting with a very popular local blogger, Farrah Estrella of Estrella Fashion Report. The goal was to capture a professional headshot she could use to present herself before all her followers and readers.
The shoot took place in downtown Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Farrah arrived early and prepared. She booked her own makeup artist and had her makeup done on location. She also brought some comfortable sandals to walk in, plus extra blouses just incase she needed them. The day was off to a good start. Coming prepared definitely set the pace. After the makeup was complete, the shooting began.
The day was almost perfect. The natural morning daylight was great but the humidity was not playing nice. Which brings me to a good point. Weather is always something to take into consideration for an outdoor shoot. For this reason it's always smart to check the forecast in advance. If all is clear... you're good to go but make sure you have a hair and makeup artist standing by for any touchups needed throughout the shoot.
In the end minor obstacles were overcome thanks to our MUA. The session lasted almost exactly one hour and we had a really good time. I was really happy with the outcome. We took some really great shots, but more importantly my client was very pleased.
The photos below were Farrah's favorite.
And the winner was...
The image above is the final edited version. If you want to hear more from the clients perspective, click here to read Farrah's blog on her experience.
Let me know what you guys think. Feel free to comment or ask questions. Thank you for reading.
So you decided to get into modeling, acting or perhaps both? You've done a little research and now it's time to take action. It's time to get your headshot done. For some it can be a little scary or maybe it makes you a bit nervous, especially if it's your first time. If that's you, DON'T WORRY... Take a deep breath, relax, it's really easy and can be fun too.
First and foremost, We want to say Congratulations! For making the decision to act on your dreams. Some people dream but never take the steps needed to achieve them. We wanted to write this blog explaining a little about the experience and what to expect when working with us.
Our process is simple, comfortable and quick!
It all starts with your initial contact to us, either through our inquiry form on our home page (www.tampaheadshots.com) or via phone call. The best way to contact us is through the inquiry form. From there we will guide you the rest of the way and answer any questions you have concerning the headshot service. We'll discuss location of the shoot, common questions about hair, makeup and what to wear. Then we'll schedule a date and time for your headshot session. Now that's pretty simple, Right?
On photo shoot day, we'll meet at the agreed location and take as many pictures needed until we get the right one. Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes to walk in. Even though I like to plan and know exactly where I'm shooting, often times some walking and exploring is involved. The session normally last 30 minutes to 1 hour. After we're done, we'll shake hands and shortly after you will receive an email link to a gallery of your images taken during your session. This is where the really comfortable part comes in. You get to browse through all your photos in the comfort your own home. Once you know which photos you want, all you have to do is email us the corresponding number to the photos you chose and we will start the editing process.
Here's the quick part. Our turnaround time is two weeks from the time you respond back to us with the images chosen. More often than none, we will have your images ready within one week depending on the amount of photos ordered. I hope this blog eases your mind and encourages you to book an appointment with us.
Thanks all for reading this blog. Please feel free to drop any questions or comments.
It's a new season for Tampa Headshots. Tampa Headshots has a new owner, WIl Lugo, and we are excited to show everyone our new website. For those of you that have never heard of us. We specialize in headshot and comp card photography. We service Models, Actors and professionals in Tampa Bay area and surrounding cities.
In honor of our new rebranding, we are offering a 50% discount on our headshot service or 2 for 1 headshots from September through October 6, 2013 .
We want to thank all of or clients for choosing us and a special thanks to all our returning clients. We wish you much success in your careers!