A few weeks ago I had an idea to start a new series of short posts, each one with a point to help you raise the bar on your presentation for your website or blog. Fast Food Fridays are meant to plant the seed for ideas to fine-tune different components of your presence as a professional photographer. Today is the fourth in the series, and each one hits a different aspect of your business.
Here's a challenge I don't understand. If you're a professional photographer why would you share anything but your very best headshot on the Internet?
So many of have horrible headshots. Bad selfies, grab shots of you cropped from other images, or irrelevant photographs of you with your family, pets - anything but a professional image. If you're expecting people to trust you to capture and create beautiful photographs then why compromise on your own portrait?
This week I'm on a cleanup campaign! While we're still in the "slow season," take the time to get yourself a decent headshot! Contact an associate and have some fun upgrading each other's portraits.
Let's clean up this one part of your presentation to the public!
Raising the Bar on Your Headshot
This is so easy to fix, but it has to start with you thinking through the message you want to present. As an artist, you need to show yourself in the same light and quality as the work you're suggesting a client hire you to capture.
Photography helps people to see!
Make your headshot the very best it can be and give people a sense of your skill set and passion for quality and the craft. Help them see who you are as a skilled artist.
Missed any of the past Fast Food Friday specials? Just click on the thumbnails below.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.