Why Your Selfie Isn’t Cutting It - from a top San Francisco Corporate Headshot Event and Branding Photographer and Videographer
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it’s fair to say a headshot is worth at least five or six hundred. It’s the first impression potential clients, partners or employers receive of you which is why it’s crucial that you impress upon people an image that demonstrates confidence, trust and most of all, leaves them wanting more.
Turning the camera on yourself is something not even top photographers do in a professional capacity, so why is using a selfie as your corporate headshot or professional profile photo a trend? Don’t believe me? A quick scan of LinkedIn can be mistaken for a dating website with duck-faced, heavily-filtered selfies smattering the landscape.
Consider the fact that a self-facing phone camera (the most popular tool of choice) decreases the resolution of your image by at least 50%, paired with the fact that many people look at themselves when taking a selfie rather than the lens and it quickly becomes clear that selfies are more fit for snapchat.
When it comes to putting your best foot forward professionally - be it a corporate website, career profile or CV headshot - it starts with a headshot that represents you as well as your brand or organization. There’s always room for expressing style and personality but let’s save the selfies for snapchat
If you’d like to book a photoshoot with San Francisco’s top Corporate Headshot and Event photographer, contact me today for a quote and a list of locations that’ll make the shoot a success!