Smartphone cameras have come a long way in the last few years, but that doesn’t mean you should skip hiring a photographer for your professional photography. When you’re representing your business online, your photos need to reflect the level of professionalism that you offer your clients.
Make a Good First Impression
Your profile photo tells potential customers a lot about who you are and how you do business. Cell phone photography could be telling your clients that you will settle for inferior results. Smart phone photography might give the impression that you prefer to take shortcuts in order to save money.
Professional business headshots will show your clients that you take your career seriously, and that you’re willing to invest in your business. They also instill more trust, and make your potential clients feel more inclined to enter into a business relationship.
Think about it from your customer’s point of view – who would you rather hire, the person with a selfie as their profile photo, or the person with a professional headshot? Who would you trust more, the person with a filtered cell phone photo, or the person who took the time to get their portrait taken?
Selfies vs. Professional Headshots
People can easily tell the difference between a selfie and a headshot. Shooting from the front-facing lens on low resolution or using a filter makes a selfie obvious. Other giveaways, like an awkward angle, poor lighting, or distortion from a skewed perspective make selfies stand out like a sore thumb.
Even good selfies often appear stiff, lifeless, or forced. Body language and facial expression are extremely important for your profile photo. A professional photographer will help you show your true expressions and create a genuine portrait that portrays your authentic self.
When you hire an experienced professional photographer for your business headshots, you’ll get a profile photo that represents you as a business person. Photographers help you with posing, styling, lighting, and composition. You even get professional retouching – no filters necessary.
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Don’t let cell phone photography hurt your business! At kp studios in Birmingham, we always take the time to get to know you, so that we can create a portrait that truly reflects your personality and your professionalism. We have helped thousands of people look their best in their business headshots. Contact us to learn more – we look forward to speaking with you personally.