The Benefits of Having a Professional Headshot

What separates amateur photographers from professional ones? Undoubtedly, it’s the quality of the work, as professional photographers use their years of training and experience to produce high quality images that help tell a story. As such, it’s prudent to use a professional photographer when having a headshot done.

Professional HeadshotsAs the old adage goes, “a first impression leaves a lasting impression,” and when you have an ordinary picture attached to your name, it reduces your chances of standing out from the crowd.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for new employment or trying to acquire new clients, a professional headshot can help you leave a favorable impression on leads. A professional photographer will know how to properly use lighting and backgrounds, and he or she will make sure they capture you looking your professional best.

Professional headshots become a defining picture of who you are. With these headshots, there comes a special confidence– as if you were the President of the United States and posing for the portrait to be hung for generations to see in the White House.

We live in a culture where “everything” is online. Therefore, you want the best picture(s) of you online to convey to the world that you’re serious about what you do, you care about your career and looking professional, and you took the time, money and energy to invest in a top-notch professional headshot for the world to see.

Professional headshots can be used in a variety of places, from websites to printed brochures, as well as magazines, which require high quality photos. They’re also used on business cards and can make your social media profiles (esp. Linkedin!) look great. Many people also feature them on their resumes to help prospective employers “put a face to the name.” If you’re looking for a job, know that people hire people who present themselves well. A high quality headshot can make the difference between being hired versus being passed over.

J Martin Production provides professional headshots to clients in a wide range of industries. If you have any questions about the benefits of using professional photography, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to have your headshot professionally done, call 973-771-6868 for details.