Corporate and executive portraits needn't be dull and boring. Some portrait photographers offer executive portrait packages that will provide you with an edgy, modern image for use on your CV, your paperwork, website and business cards. Headshots come in many different styles and finishes, from black and white to softened edges. You may want a traditional portrait that embodies an attribute of your company or your own business ethos, or you may need a contemporary image to reflect your style and personality.
Whatever type of corporate portrait you need, check with your local portrait photography studio to see what they can offer. A good headshot package should include a studio session shot with high-resolution digital cameras, and a CD of images to take home and use as appropriate. Your portrait photographer should professionally edit and retouch the pictures, applying any special effects or tones that you have asked to be added to your images. These can include cropping, softening, sharpening, straightening and blemish removal - your executive headshots should make you look as good as possible, remember!
Most executive portrait sessions last about 20 minutes and include three or four different poses. Make sure you wear clothing that reflects the type of portrait you are after - traditionally a suit or smart attire. Keep your accessories and jewellery simple, and keep your makeup natural and fresh. Bring a hairbrush or comb with you for last minute touch ups and try to relax into your pose rather than sitting stiffly or tensely. You don't necessarily have to wear a suit but make sure your clothes are well pressed and don't show marks or stains. Try a variety of poses until you find one you're happy with.
You may also have the option of a professional group photo - your photographer may even be able to visit your place of work to take portrait photographs of your staff or team individually and as a group. Ensure everyone is well-dressed and presented, and look for a backdrop or background that is either plain or gives an impression of your business. Your photographer will be able to provide extra lighting and even a white backdrop, but aim for a location that has plenty of natural light to help your photos look as good as possible.
Executive portrait photography can make a real difference in your career, showing that you have taken the time and effort to present yourself in a professional manner.posted by michaelabela.weebly.com