Do I need a Profession a Headshot?

Steve Poisall and the Gallery Studios has been providing professional headshots and corporate photography to the Greater Tampa Bay area for over 40 years.

All business executives need a polished portrait to market themselves. A selfie taken with your smartphone simply won’t do. 

Why professional headshots are so important

Your website is your gateway to today’s digital marketplace. It’s also the public’s window into your studio and your organization.

It’s critical to create brand awareness and build trust through images. A stunning corporate headshot can capture a prospective client’s interest and increase the chances of them lingering on your website longer.

Humans are visual beings. Our brains can process photos 60,000 times faster than text. For this reason, you can get your point across faster with a photo. A well-composed photo is more likely to capture your audience’s attention than paragraph after paragraph of plain grey text. 

Most executives have a LinkedIn profile page. 

After your website, this is the next place you should display your headshot. Profiles featuring a photo of the page owner get 15 times more views than those that do not. 

Were you aware 97% of all human resources and staffing professionals use LinkedIn in their recruiting efforts? Especially if you’re looking for a new position, you want to stand out from the pack with a stunning photo.

You can schedule your executive headshot or business portrait to be shot at a photography studio or your place of business. Most professional photographers understand you are very busy. Therefore, they are very flexible when it comes to locations, dates, and times.

When it’s time to update your professional headshot? 

It’s a best practice in the corporate world to update headshots at least every three to four years.

If you’re anxious about getting a professional headshot, a photographer who specializes in business portraits will help make you feel at ease. 

He or she will take a number of steps to make the headshot capture you at your best. Some of the tools of the trade include wardrobe choices, flattering poses, professional lighting, and (modest) professional retouching.

As we said earlier, with the right photographer, professional headshots can be fun and stress-free. If you haven’t discovered Steve’s “Behind the Scenes” videos, take a look for yourself.

To summarize, after 40 years in the business, Steve Poisall knows how to capture the essence of his clients through his camera lens. That’s why business people all over Tampa Bay turn to him for the best professional headshots and corporate photography.