Headshots Photographer

Douglas Anderson ( DA )

Yesterday during a networking breakfast I was asked by an associate to critique his headshot image.  I looked at it and knew exactly what to say, but did not know how to say it?

His Portrait was flawless, great lighting, dark grey background, he dressed as a young business professional should…  A nice smile, everything was fine – except that there was no soul behind the image.  He was simply a subject matter.

“I was the Headshots Photographer for this image”, my associate said.  ” I set my camera for the timer to shoot, I am a videographer and have all the equipment”.

Now, I was forced to tell him the truth…  “A Headshots Photographer isn’t much about photography but more about people.  You look fine, its professional, I just don’t see you, your soul, your personality & intelligence.  It is an image but not a portrait that builds relationships”.

Headshots Photographers, are people astute towards their clients story and experiences revealing an image that captures essence.  Not a picture with a vacant smile or nice clothing, but a sense of the person being photographed.

Look at the image of DA, what do you see?  Can you relate or almost hear his story in this image taken a couple of months ago?  I clicked the shutter following his disclosure of an experience where he protected a friend in Junior High, from being bullied.

Please contact us should you want a presentation on the Art of Headshots, or have questions.

(604) 506-1766


Art of Headshots specializes in corporate and professional headshots for websites, social media like LinkedIn, and advertising. We have over 13 years of experience guiding you into authentic and professional portraits.

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