Searching for the right Dallas portrait photographer?
Are you on the hunt for the best Dallas portrait photographers? When it comes to your business headshots and corporate portraits, your image is at stake and it is so smart to invest in the most professional portraits you can get. Get a truly professional photographer that works with you on the purposes for your photo.
Discuss your goals for your photo with your photographer. What is your desired outcome? Is your headshot for photo prints, for online only, for an award ceremony, for being featured in a magazine, for a name badge, or for multiple purposes? Also discuss your desired background with the headshot photographer prior to your photoshoot. Is it a light background, darker background, have to match the backgrounds of your collegues, a greenery/nature background, an office environment background, a photo backdrop, an outdoor photo with a blurred office building behind you?
The background lends to the overall feel and context of your photos — more formal or more casual, more natural or more constructed. Different backgrounds are better for certain kinds of industries. What works well for a real estate agent headshot background is not going to work well for an IT professional, and so forth.
The right headshot photographer will be experienced and already know the kinds of backgrounds they recommend, based on your industry. Because your industry determines who your photo is going to be seen by — your peers and your prospects. Are your associates college professors, in heavy manufacturing, in high finance, in medicine? The right photographer will take all this into consideration, and not just apply 1 or 2 backgrounds to try tp fit every photo need.
CEO Damola Adamolekun (© Natasha Mishano) Consider this example. The photo is © Natasha Mishano as the photographer. It is of Damola Adamolekun, obviously black, but the CEO of an Asian food chain, P.F. Chang’s. He gets much praise and is considered to be quite successful as CEO. Let’s look at it photographically from a marketing communications standpoint.
So this headshot uses a medium grey background, neutral. It is serious and confident, but not too serious and stern. It is still professional without being imposing or intimidating. The body posture, lighting and background style exudes confidence. What works well about this headshot is a darker man in a daker suit, but without the photo coming out too dark and murky.
A lot of other photographers would have let the darker side of his face be too dark and that would make him feel more menacing and intimidating. We’re not trying to depict Batman, after all — just a confident and respected CEO. He needs to possess the right energy and attitude — a man of action that has consideration behind the decisions he makes. You need to feel confident following in his leadership.
I say this to convey that your photo is not just some random image, but it SAYS SOMETHING about you and what it is like to do business with you. In that light, it only makes sense to choose a professional headshot photgorapher that can bring it all together — the right lighting, pose, detail, to say the right message to your corporate audience.
You can still see enough detail in this photo in the darker areas. Lots of lesser photographers lose that shadow detail and the result is murky and unappealing. This is what makes it work, giving the delicate balance between too somber and too casual. The monochromatic surroundings draw all the attention to the color in the skin. This is a successful image photographically that is both official and a good marketing communications piece. The subject needs to be received with respect in his decision-making and leadership capacity, and the serious-but-not-too-serious photo treatment accomplishes that.
Sometimes people imagine that getting professional portraits done can become a lengthy process. It is a bit tricky only because, you can see how they have photographed other people, but you don’t know how your photos will go, until you commit to booking your own photoshoot with the photographer. That is why the smart choice is choosing a very experienced photographer like myself at www.PortraitPhotographerDallas.com
You may have a specific style of background in mind. Your photo may need to “play nice” and dovetail with other photos in your business. You may want to emphasize confidence, trustworthiness, or approach-ability in your headshot. Reach out and call the Dallas photo studio line at 877–858–0071 to discuss your needs and answer questions.
To the left is my photo of an entrepreneur, building several businesses with great success. You have to find the right photographer, choose the right location, and — if it’s an outdoor shoot — the right weather too.
At our Dallas portrait photo studio, we want to assure you that connecting with a truly professional photographer for results you are happy with, doesn’t have to be hard.
As an award-winning professional Dallas photographer, we constantly deliver positive results to our photo clients, at all stages of their careers.
As a leading professional Dallas headshot photographer specializing in painless and efficient headshots for businesses, job-seekers and corporate professionals. With 25 years experience, my clients include tech, finance, legal and healthcare companies who need reliably great headshots for their online, print and social media present. With a studio located in downtown Dallas, I’m available for studio and location shoots in Dallas, Texas. Contact me today to discuss creating contemporary Dallas headshots at 877–858–0071. www.PortraitPhotographerDallas.com