Houston photographer, Michael Carr, offers business headshots for professionals in the medical, financial and energy fields. When searching for a photographer for your business portrait, it is important to keep the following tips in mind:
Step 1: Hire a professional. Do your research and hire a professional photographer who has extensive experience in photographing business portraits. Portraiture relates to proper posing, lighting and directing people while shooting. Not all photographers have the same level of experience.
Step 2: Know your image requirements. What are you planning on using your executive portrait for; web usage or for printed marketing materials? Does the image have to be in a specific crop or image format; vertical, horizontal or square? Do you have any image specifications or guidelines from your company or website developer? Is there a specific color background you need? All of these are important factors and should be communicated at the session to insure proper image capture and posing during the photography phase.
Step 3: Proper clothing and appearance. You should wear clothes that are comfortable, make you feel confident and look your best. Make sure your clothing fits you well. Clothing that is too big or too tight will be obvious in the photos. Simple and classic clothing styles are recommended. For ladies, we recommend that you go to a salon to have your hair and makeup professionally done.
Step 4: Convey confidence. You should be able to relax and feel comfortable with the photographer. Your level confidence will be conveyed in the portraits through your facial expressions and demeanor. Michael will talk with you and make you feel at ease during the photography phase of your business portrait.
The studio is equipped with state of the art digital equipment and real time previewing during the headshot sessions. Michael’s attention to detail ranges from proper clothing selection, body language, and posing techniques. His effective use of lighting techniques and his firm understanding of facial analysis are talents that have been acquired through over 18 years of portrait photography experience and training. To view more of his online portfolio, visit www.michaelcarrphotography.com or call 713.461.2862 to schedule your session.