All Things Headshots Part II: How to Choose a Photographer

August 23, 2011

Now that you understand the importance of a Headshot its time to choose a photographer to capture your greatest image.


Consider that being proficient with a digital camera is the easiest part of Headshots photography. Getting the right exposure and lighting is expected. However, being able to communicate and reciprocate is the challenge.
There are lot of photographer specializing in different areas such as commercial photography, event, architectural, weddings. Make sure you hire the professional that understands your needs and has a system for service and delivery .
Generally speaking a product photographer sees products and subjects not experiences and emotions which are key ingredients for a successful Headshots. Often I have to re-photograph clients that hired their product or Wedding photographer to capture their Headshots.
Family Portrait and Wedding Photographers do deliver images differently. Often will keep your files and try to sell you prints which isn’t what we need for professional Headshots. Make sure to ask them what is their system of delivery. Its imperative to receive a file optimized for Web and

Social Media, followed by a file for prints. The size, cropping and finish is different for Web vs printing. Be aware of dealing with an agency that will charge extra for your files.
When looking at the portfolio of a company dedicated to Headshots do pay close attention to the style. Look at the portfolio and go through all the images to find a common theme. Be careful of choosing a photographer that only has but a few images.
Some Headshot photographers are masters at color and set designs, others are more emotional. A photographer that captures emotion may not be too concerned about wrinkles in the shirt but fully attentive to the emotional responses. The set designer may have perfect color and styles but may not interact as much with the client.
Tomorrow we will cover Post-production and styles.

Art of Headshots Vancouver Studio

970 Burrard Street, Unit 234, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R4

Art of Headshots Victoria Studio

1024 Meares St. Victoria, BC, V8V 3J6

Art of Headshots Kelowna Studio

23- 225 Glen Park Drive Kelowna, BC, V1V 2X5

Art of Headshots Austin Studio

1701 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701

Art of Headshots Calgary Studio

812A 16 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9

Art of Headshots Regina Studio

1808 Smith Street, Unit 210, Regina, SK S4P 2N9

Art of Headshots Edmonton Studio

9662 101A Ave, Unit 203, Edmonton, AB T5H 0A7

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Art of Headshots Toronto Studio

236 Margueretta St, Toronto, ON M6H 3S3

Art of Headshots Ottawa Studio

Ottawa, ON K1T 0S1

Art of Headshots Montreal Studio

435 Rue Beaubien, Studio 202B, Montreal, QC, H2V 3Z4

Art of Headshots Halifax Studio

29 Beaumont Drive, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 1V5