Headshots have long been considered a must-have for actors, models and other individuals in the entertainment industry. These photos play an important role in revealing a range of expressions and appearances, which can often make all the difference when a potential employer is sifting through resumes.
But headshots aren’t just for actors or models anymore. Real estate agents, attorneys and even independent freelancers are all beginning to recognize the value a professional headshot can provide to their personal branding efforts.
Here’s how a professional headshot will help you:
It’s All About Presentation
First impressions are everything, and like it or not, we are often judged based on our physical appearance. In most cases, you’ll only get one chance to make a great impression. What kind of message do your current photographs send to potential employers or clients?
A professional headshot helps you overcome this barrier by presenting you in the best light—literally! Even if you don’t feel that you are particularly photogenic, professional photographers can utilize modern lighting and color-correcting equipment to help you look great.
A high-quality headshot also helps you stand out from the crowd and showcase your professionalism. After all, there are thousands of other models or real estate agents vying for the exact same jobs that you are. But with a high-quality image, you’ll instantly demand a closer look.
A professional headshot will help others take you more seriously, but even more importantly, it can help them form a personal connection with you—without ever meeting you in person. A professional portrait can capture your personality, which gives others confidence and inspires them to want to do business with you.
You Use Headshots Everywhere
As valuable as a headshot can be for a job application, this is far from the only area where a professional portrait can make a difference for your career. Thanks to social media networks, websites, blogs and forums, we’re more connected than ever in this digital age.
The way you present yourself in these areas is just as important as how you present yourself in a job application. Your social media profiles and other online accounts should all contribute to your personal brand.
This is especially important when you’re trying to establish yourself as an influencer in your particular niche. Potential clients are far more likely to seriously consider your services if you display a professional image online, and even most guest blogging sites want a bio and a professional headshot before they’ll publish your writings.
When used consistently on your website, blogs or social media accounts, your professional headshot can help you transform from being just another name in the crowd to an instantly recognizable influencer in your industry.
Are You Ready?
As you scan through your social media profiles or website, you might start to realize that your current headshots aren’t doing your career any favors.
Color Fusion Studio is here to help. Our professional team utilizes their years of industry experience alongside state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with stunning headshot photography that is sure to help you make a great impression.