Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions, notes and other tips regarding your headshot (I will be expanding the information over the coming weeks)
What should I wear ?
Some other guidelines :
- Avoid large/bold patterns or broad stripes
- If wearing a tie – avoid bright red
How do I book ?
Contact me via phone or email to arrange an appointment. Most assignments are carried out at the premises of the person being photographed.
Ideally a few days notice is best, but urgent requests will always be met where possible.
How long does it take ?
For the photography, I suggest allowing up to 30 minutes for an individual session, and about 15 minutes per person for group sessions. Additional requirements, like a change of outfit, may need a bit more time.
The final images will normally be supplied within a week – faster turnaround is possible where required.
Why crop the way you did ?
I normally include a lot of empty space around the subject – this allows cropping in a variety of ways later – depending on the final image usage and requirements.
If required, I can also crop the finished images to suit a specific requirement e.g. LinkedIn format or a specific website setup.
What is a Headshot ?
In this context, a headshot is a head & shoulders photographic portrait – usually used for business websites or social media profile photos. It goes by a number of different names, all of them basically meaning the same thing :
- Business Headshot
- Corporate Headshot
- Business Portrait
- Executive Portrait
- Commerical Portrait
- Professional Portrait
- Profile Photo
- LinkedIn photo
- Social Media profile
Typically it does what it says – and includes the shoulders and head only in the final image. This is a narrower definition that of a classic portrait, which can be much more flexible.
What other types of portrait can you do ?
I also do Wedding & Family portraiture.
Click the link to view my Wedding Photography website.