Great headshots make great intros.
If a pic is worth a thousand words, then headshot photography is a language designed to speak to a person’s uniqueness. Professional headshots are like short personal essays. They give the viewer a glimpse into the passions, profession, and interests of the subject with just a glance.
In the age where everyone seems to need a personal brand, a professional headshot can almost be considered your brand’s logo — and like a logo, it should be unique and invoke an emotional response.
“You want to be able to look at somebody’s headshot and say, ‘That person is someone I would like to work with. Somebody I can trust. I can tell we have the same vibe based on the energy that I’m getting from the picture,’” photographer Craig Mitchelldyer says.
It can be expensive and tedious to book a session for business headshots with a portrait photographer. But you can save time and money by throwing on a blazer (or other attire appropriate for your field) and doing your own photoshoot.
DIY headshots can be professional, and they are a versatile tool that can connect you to the people you need to meet to advance your goals, whether it’s an audition with a casting director or a job interview through LinkedIn.
Capture attention with Adobe.
The perfect shot may be only a few edits away.
With Photoshop Lightroom, you can remove unwanted items and objects from your composition with the Spot Healing Brush, or you can recolor the image as you see fit with the Color Mixing tool. Explore thousands of filters, gradients, swatches, and more to find the right assets and adjustments to elevate your work. With cloud-based storage and mobile integration, you can edit and share your work to your LinkedIn profile or Twitter account from wherever your headshot session is, whether it’s the local library or the Louvre.
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