Five Tips to Getting the Best Business Portraits

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Most people use their business portraits for many years, so it's worth planing ahead. Here are a few tips to get portraits that you will stay happy with:

1 Decide what kind of image you want to portray. If your company is laid-back and casual that maybe how you should dress. If you are selling million dollar properties then you need to dress like a million bucks. You're welcome to bring more than one outfit so you have one that is more formal business and one that's more casual.

2 Avoid busy clothing and distracting backgrounds. The goal of any fine portrait is to direct the viewer's eye to the face. To help with this we suggest simple, long sleeved garments in medium to dark tones and muted colors. If you are in a group portrait choose clothing in the same tonal ranges so that no single person stands out. If you're not sure what to wear bring several outfits to your shoot and we will help you decide the best ones that work for you. The background should be out of focus and compliment the subject. A large majority of headshots are on a white or gray background that will look best for a wide variety of applications. 

3 Bring clothing that fits you well. If your weight has changed since you last wore that jacket or shirt make sure they still fit you well. It looks unprofessional to wear a jacket that's two sizes to large or small. It may be time to update your wardrobe.

4 Let us know ahead of time how your portraits are going to be used. Are they just for your website or are you going to use them in a print ad? Will it be vertical or horizontal format? Do they need to match your coworkers or a specific corporate look?  Do you need your files in web resolution or print resolution, or both? Sharing these things with the photographer will help you get the portraits you need. 

5Stop putting it off. Call us today for new business portraits that last. We promise it's more fun than going to the dentist. 

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