Professional Tips On How To Effectively Take Better Headshot Portraits

Many people believe that photography is too difficult or too expensive a hobby for them to get involved in, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Just like anything else in life, the best way to get started is by learning.

Professional Headshots For Actors and Talent
Professional Headshots For Actors and Talent

If you want to take high quality portraits, do not rely on your camera’s built in flash. Instead you want to look at investing in a softbox to use for external lighting. If you can’t afford this, look into purchasing an external flash unit with a diffuser for your camera.

When photographing headshots, isolate your subject. Use a medium telephoto lens or the medium telephoto setting on your zoom. That, combined with a large aperture, blurs the foreground and background. Focus on the eyes. Use diffused lighting for a flattering look. If outdoors, wait for an overcast sky or shoot with the subject in the shadows and the sun at your back.

Experiment with the focus on your camera to create interesting pictures. You can focus on your subject more by using a smaller depth-of-field to blur the background. This is a good technique to use when the subject is up close, such as in portraits. You can get a greater depth-of-field using a larger f-stop so that everything can be shot in focus. This can improve the scope and definition in landscape shots.

The memories of our life are precious, and it is important to capture them in headshots. Whether you want to try capturing yourself or call upon our professional firm, you will have a better understanding of the imaging basics.

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Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

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St. Louis Business Portrait Photographer | Professional Headshots | studio and location

Getting a great professional portrait or headshot is very important for your business and your professional image.

It’s how prospective clients will identify you and decide,

sometimes without a meeting, that they want to work with you.

Having a current clean image that clearly represents your best will speak volumes

about you and your business.

 

314-892-1233

Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

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The Interview Look

One of the most common questions we get before our shoots is, “What do I wear?”  There really aren’t any defined rules here.  It’s best to avoid super busy patterns because they can play tricks with the camera.  Solid, bold colors are always a great choice.  Unless you’re in a studio with big lights, heavy powder make-up isn’t generally necessary.  If you are standing for your interview, try to keep your feet planted.  I say that, but you also want to feel natural.  If you talk with your hands and tend to gesture, you should feel free to do so during your interview.  In fact, we’re always looking for opportunities for you to show us what you’re speaking about.  If you’re sitting for your interview, try not to swivel in your chair.  The viewers will often only see your head and shoulders, so swiveling can look awkward.  Despite the lights, camera and all the action, take a deep breath and just be yourself.

314-892-1233

Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

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You can come to us or we can come to you.  Either way we’ll move quickly to get your perfect image.  Call us to talk further about our studio and location options.  You own the images and can post them all over your social media and corporate websites.  Should you need help with your web uploads, we can help you on that also.

st louis executive portraits
st louis executive portraits

314-892-1233

Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

 

st louis business portraits | professional corporate photographs

Business Headshot Portrait Photographs. Executive Portraits shot in studio and on location in St Louis and surrounding suburbs.

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st louis business portraits

corporate portraits st louis | business headshots

Corporate or executive portraits are quite important in a world where communication plays a big role in the success and wealth of a company. Creating a visual identity for your firm by photographing the people who work in it, will give it the human dimension which can help in getting new clients. Corporate photography can range from classic and environmental portraits to be used in a company’s website, to the creation of photo stories and more fun shots for a company’s publications and for many other purposes.

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executive portraits st louis

Mike Haller

314.892.1233

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128