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Location Headshots Give A Consistent Professional Look To Company Website

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CONSISTENT IMAGES COMMUNICATE PROFESSINALISM...
As well as getting images of the entire available staff at once, what I love about location shoots is that the client gets a consistent look across all of their images. This in turn gives their website a uniformity that communicates professionalism. When the "ABOUT" page on a website hosts a number of images which are inconsistent, it makes that company look in incohesive, or even disjointed.

TRY MAKING THE SHOOT AT THE SAME TIME AS THE BOARD MEETING...
The gear and the photographer also make a difference. We had another photographer shoot in another State with my instructions and the images were completely different. So I guess the only real way to get true consistency is to use the same photographer as best as the budget allows. Sometimes this means waiting for the next board meeting and doing the photo session then!

Nina Beilby is a professional photographer and photography educator based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can…

Your Profile Photo Is The Most Important Thing On LinkedIn

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You know yourself when looking over someone's profile on LinkedIn, the first thing you do is check out their photo.  I personally get messages and requests daily. If there isn't a photo, I delete it immediately. If it is a bad photo, I think about it a second, then delete it. If it is a nice professional photo showing a confident business person, I definitely check out their profile and most likely add them as a contact.

Don't just take my word for it. The Ladders research into recruiter behaviour proves it. As shown in the heat map below, whilst looking over profiles, the first place the recruiter looked was the photo and they spent 19% of their total time looking at it. That's a lot of heat!




Business Insider has some great tips on the do's and don'ts for you profile photo. And as it isn't that expensive, I would say it is an easy investment. My basic headshot sessions are only $175 and this image should last you a good couple of years before you need an upd…

Business Portrait - QueenBee

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Sharon is the owner of the highly successful maternity wear business, QueenBee. Based here in Sydney with over 10 staff, Australian Businesswomen's Network (ABN) set out writing an article on her successes and needed a photo to go with it, so Sharon sought my services.


Sharon opted for the Premium Business Shoot which included a makeup and hair artist, several clothing, hairstyle and background changes.

Firstly, we shot inside the studio with my strobe lights where I opted for my double diffused Octabox.

For the more casual requirement made by the ABN, we shot with window light in the studio's viewing area and then outside with diffused natural lighting.

It was a terrific session and now Sharon has a great mix of images that will not only suit the requirements of the ABN but a wealth of images for her own websites, blogs and professional sites such as LinkedIn.





Business Headshot - Portrait of a Celebrant..

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Today I had the lucky pleasure of meeting Mr Ross Wellings. A Chatswood resident for at least 40 years, it turns out that The Wellings had been neighbors of The Beilbys way back in 1971.
A Civil Marriage Celebrant, Mr Wellings was in need of updated business portraits for hiswebsiteand profile oncelebrant.com.au. I was happy to oblige. 
An endearing man, I couldn't think of anyone better to reside over a wedding.