Best Backdrops For Professional Headshots
For conservative industries like law and finance, choose neutral white, gray, or black backdrops. These colors convey reliability and consistency, capturing professional shots. For creative industries, non-profits, or the tech sector, opt for colored studio backdrops or outdoor/in-office sessions for vibrant headshots that showcase personality and individuality.
For esteemed professionals such as senior administrators, managers, or thought leaders, it is advisable to have a collection of photos that can be used across various platforms. Supplementing your studio headshots with outdoor or office photos adds a distinct touch of authenticity.
It’s important to avoid using the same headshot across multiple platforms like LinkedIn, the company website, and press releases, as it can give off an unprofessional vibe.
At Zen Studios LA, we offer several studio backdrop options to cater to your specific preferences and needs. Visit our headshot backgrounds page to preview all the available choices.
Preparations For Professional Headshots
When preparing for your headshot, there are three essential keys to remember.
To the effectiveness of your session, it is essential to prioritize sufficient sleep, exercise, and exposure to sunlight in the weeks leading up to it. Although our editing team will airbrush your selected photos to perfection, your preparation will significantly contribute to achieving a natural and authentic look.
Secondly, take the time to try on your planned outfits a few days before the session. This will allow you to ensure that your clothing fits well and doesn’t require any last-minute dry cleaning.
Lastly, take a moment to review some of your previous photos and identify any that you particularly admire. Upon your arrival, kindly share these images with your photographer. This will assist us in finding the best angles that highlight your most flattering features.
By following these guidelines, you’ll be well-prepared and poised to capture the perfect headshot that represents you.