When everyone Zigs, you Zag
In a very crowded business world sometimes there is the need to stand out. A very powerful way of making your personal or business brand literally jump off the page, or screen, is to have a Creative Corporate Headshots.
When you should go against the grain
Creativity. The most obvious reason to have a creative headshot is when you are in a creative industry. Graphic Arts, Advertising, Fashion, Interior Design or Architecture – whatever your creative endeavour, you may want to consider adding more personality to your profile photo.
Innovation. You may be in a technical industry, but your company has a reputation for innovative thinking. Again, you need to reinforce your point of difference with a innovative solution to your company’s headshots.
Shock Value. Sometimes you and your company need to stand out for the sake of standing out. If you are a new start-up, or you need to differentiate yourself from a competitor with a similar service offering, a creative corporate headshots or group photo may make your presentation stay top-of-mind with your prospective client.
Creative corporate headshots – lots of options
There are numerous ways to make your headshot creative. Sometimes it is one factor, sometimes it is a combination.
Colour. If you make the overall colour of your headshot more vibrant or more muted, it will add more personality to your photo.
Lighting. By using interesting lighting, it will create interesting shadows and introduce a more ‘moody’ feeling.
Expression. Rather than a typical smile, you may want to change the expression to reflect the brand personality you want to convey.
Props. It is easy to add some fun and humor to your photo by adding silly props.
Location. By having your staff photographed in a interesting location, it creates a great opening conversation when meeting a new client for the first time.
Background. Metro Headshots can bring in, or digitally add, an interesting background that reflects the creative or innovative brand values of your company.
‘Layers’. By adding layers of graphics or typography, we can create a photograph that becomes a work of art.
Illustration. Metro Headshots can work with illustrators to convert your photo to a drawing or illustration.
Where to start?
The best place to start is by meeting us! Metro Headshots will meet with you or your design/brand agency and we can brainstorm some solutions. We are happy to mock up some creative options, and once everyone is happy, we organise the photo shoot and create digital artwork to match the agreed mock up.
Looking for a creative headshot for your team. Contact us to talk though all the options.