Each time I do shoot I will only settle for the very best when it comes to professional business headshots. The reason I have so many repeat clients is because they know the quality they are going to get each and every time we do a shoot.
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Formal Studio Headshots can be Black and White or in colour.

 

We supply different types of headshots. The style that works for each individual will depend on the business and what kind of a professional image they wish to project.

 

1. Formal Studio Headshot

2. Location Headshot

2. Formal Office Headshot

4. Informal Office Headshot

 

Whichever style you go for, we make sure you look the best you can.

You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. 

 

 


FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

It used to be that the only people that needed professional-looking headshots were actors and models. But now thanks to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, your Website and social media in general, every professional needs to have a digital profile. Even if it's only for your company website or for a sales information page in your business shop window, make an appointment at our Perth Portrait Studio now, or arrange for us to come to your premises.

Kurt Nigg Premier Business Headshot Photographer in Perth, Western Australis

We can come to you with our fully equipped portable photographic studio setup at your home or office and photograph you and your staff all in one sitting: it’s quick, easy and painless. Why not get a snap of your whole team!

We can setup our portable studio just about anywhere, only 3x3m required.


What DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
THE HEADSHOTS SESSION

 

In many industries, it is a good idea to have a professional headshot so that you can portray a good image to the people that you will be connecting with. A good headshot might be the difference to help you land a job or an acting/modeling gig, and you need to make sure that your headshot sends the right message.

The most important clothing item is the shirt or blouse that you are wearing, because it will be easily seen in the photo. You should consider bringing multiple shirts to choose from, and your photographer can help you to select the right style and colour for your photos. Many photographers will allow you to change your clothes throughout the shoot so that you have several styles to choose from in your photos.


General clothing tips for a
HEADSHOTS SESSION

Choosing your outfit for your headshot photography session can make a big impact on the way the photos turn out, and you want to make sure to select clothing that will be comfortable and attractive at the same time. The goal with the headshot is to make you appear confident, and emphasise your face and your eyes instead of the clothing. 

Sometimes, people get too caught up by choosing cute and trendy clothing, and it causes the picture to look unprofessional or amateur because of the clothing choices. Making poor clothing choices can actually detract from your face, and have a negative impact on the effectiveness of your headshot photo. So, it is a good idea to read through these guidelines before you choose your clothing for the photo shoot, and also talk with your photographer to select the best outfit for your session.

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With any headshot photo shoot, you want to make sure that the clothes are clean and wrinkle free before you begin. Also, pay attention to the way your clothing fits, because the wrong fit can look funny in the photo. One of the most common fitting problems happens when people wear clothing that is too small. So, if you have an older outfit that you love, you might need to choose different clothing if you have recently gained weight.

Avoid wrinkled or bulky clothing, because it can look unprofessional in the photo. When you are wearing overly bulky sweaters or clothing, they can look rumpled and make you look fatter than you are in reality.

You may be tempted to choose a chic, trendy outfit, but try to stay away from funky or styles that can become quickly outdated. It is better to choose classic clothes instead of a modern trend, because the classic styles are usually more appropriate for most professions.

 


Choosing the Right Colours to match your Skin Tone

 

"STAY AWAY FROM PATTERNS ON THE FABRIC"

"STAY AWAY FROM PATTERNS ON THE FABRIC"

In terms of colour, it is important to stay away from patterns on the fabric, because the patterns can detract from your face. So, don’t choose a shirt with floral print, checkers, polka dots, stripes, or any other type of pattern on the fabric. These patterns will make the photo too “busy” and they can be very distracting.

Stick with darker colours instead of lighter colours, because the darker or mid-tone colours tend to put more emphasis on your eyes and smile, instead of the clothing. Always avoid lighter colours that are too similar to your skin tone, because they can make you appear washed out.

It is best to wear colours that are contrasting to your skin, so if you have medium or darker coloured skin tones, then you should avoid the earthy colours that are very similar to the colour of your skin.

You may consider selecting a colour that can help to bring out the colours in your eyes. For example, if you have blue eyes, then you may consider a blue or grey shirt. Or, if you have brown or green eyes, then earthy tones can be very complimentary to your eye colour.


Clothing choices that you wont need to worry about

Beautiful business and corporate headshot

The most important clothing selection should be the shirt or blouse that you choose, because the other clothing options won’t likely be shown in the picture. For example, don’t worry too much about your pants, because they probably won’t be seen in the photos. The goal with a headshot is to highlight your face and eyes, so headshots usually only focus on the top half of your body. If you are on a budget, then spend your money on the top and don’t spend a lot of money on the pants.

 

 

With shoes, it is better to choose a pair of shoes for comfort instead of style if you are shooting on location, because you might be doing a lot of walking as you are moving around for the photo shoot. Most likely, your feet will not be visible in the picture. If you are concerned that your shoes don’t match your outfit quite right, then you may consider bringing an extra pair of shoes that can be slipped on when you are walking, and quickly changed out for the nicer shoes when the photo shoot begins.


What to wear for business Headshots

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If you are working in a corporate environment, then it is important that you are wearing the right type of clothing that is common in an office. Many corporations have conservative dress codes, and you want to be sure that the clothing in your picture is the type of clothing that you could wear when you are going to work each day.

As a general tip for both men and women, it is best to wear long sleeves in a corporate headshot, because the bare arms are often distracting. Many people consider bare arms to be inappropriate in a corporate headshot.

For women: Make sure that your clothing is modest, because it is a bad idea to reveal too much skin in the picture. Choose a classy corporate style which shows that you are serious about your career. For example, you might choose a nice blouse or a collared shirt, paired with a suit coat and slacks or a skirt.
Also, make sure that you choose jewelry to match your outfit. The jewelry should add a nice accent to the outfit, without detracting from the overall appearance of your photo. Too much jewelry can send the wrong impression, and having the photo taken sans jewelry can appear too plain.
For men:Always wear a collared dress shirt, and you might also consider a suit jacket. If you want to add individual style to the photo, then you may consider options such as v-neck sweaters over your dress shirt, or a tie that makes a statement.


What to Wear for Model Headshots

As a model, your goal is to show the canvas of your face in the headshot, and if someone comments about your clothing then it means that you have failed with your clothing selection. You want to sell yourself, not the clothing that you are wearing!

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As a model, it is especially important that your clothing fits correctly, because you want to show a realistic image of your shape and size. You may consider wearing different layers of clothing, and the top layers can be removed for some of the pictures.

For women: If you do a lot of beauty or skin product modeling, then you may consider natural photos that show more skin than regular headshot photos. Even though it is generally advised to keep your shoulders and arms covered in headshot photos, it can be advantageous to have modeling photos that show a little more skin. In some of the photos, you may consider wearing a spaghetti strap tank top or a tube top to show off the lines on your neck and shoulders.

For men: As a model, you generally want to stay away from corporate clothing that looks too professional. If you plan to wear a collared shirt, you may consider making it a little more casual by leaving the top button open and not wearing a tie. Or, you can choose another style of shirt if you don’t want to wear a collar. It is a good idea to stay away from crew neck or v-neck shirts, because it is difficult to make those shirts look good in a headshot photo.


Talk With Your Photographer and Go With Your Gut

"Our Professional Headshots look edge and crisp"

There are many opinions about the types of clothing that you should wear for a headshot photo session, and it is important to talk with your photographer before making your decision. Sharing details about the purpose of the session can help your photographer to create the right types of photos, and they can advise you on the clothing choices that you should bring with you.

Keep in mind that you may encounter specific situations where you may want to “break” one of the rules for headshots. You may find situations where a funky style headshot can be more beneficial than a basic headshot, so it is nice to have several options available to choose from. In most situations, these guidelines should be followed, but there are occasional situations where it might make sense to change some of your clothing choices in order to accommodate a specific job that you are applying for.

Also, be sure to choose professional headshot photographer who has experience in your particular industry. If you are putting together a modeling portfolio, then you will be better off working with a photographer who is familiar with the modeling industry, instead of selecting someone who typically does corporate headshots.

By choosing the photographer and bringing the right clothing to the photo session, you will be able to create a portfolio of photos that can be used in many different situations. Having a good headshot is an important tool to help you advance your career and land the jobs that you want.


To Photoshop, or Not to Photoshop...That is the Question

Working with a professional photographer means that you will be getting high quality photos. The quality process begins with the equipment that is being used to take the photos and it ends with the retouching process, and it also includes everything in between. If you want high quality photos, then it is important that you discuss retouching options with your photographer, because a good retouch can be the difference between an average photo and an amazing photo.

What is a Good Retouch?

When it comes to using Photoshop, there are a few steps that can be used for a good retouch. One of the first steps that should be considered is the lighting of the photo, because the dark/light contrast can make a big difference in the way the details within the picture “pop.” Instead of simply using automatic Photoshop retouching, an experienced Photographer will take the time to retouch each photo by hand, using tools such as dodge & burn, plugins for additional Photoshop functions, brightness and contrast adjustments, and cropping, just to name a few.

 

Why You Should Avoid the Plastic Look

It is easy to get carried away with Photoshop retouching, especially if it is a retouch for headshots. Many people want their small flaws, such as acne and wrinkles, to be corrected in the photo. But, too many adjustments and changes can result in a "plastic" texture to the skin, causing the photo to look unrealistic. A good retouch should eliminate some of the major flaws and still maintain a real look to the photo, because leaving some of the small details gives the photo a natural look.

For years, magazine covers have retouched photos so much that the covers do not share not a realistic image of the person in the photo. These drastic Photoshop techniques might be a good retouch for glamour photos, but they don't capture a real image of the person, because so many changes have altered the way the person looks. The reasons why these techniques might be a good retouch for glamour photos is because of the fact that glamour photos are created in a way to add an extra artistic element to the picture. But, other portraits, such as for models, actors, or business photos should show a realistic picture of the person.

 

Retouching is a Good Feature

Some people might feel ugly because a photographer retouched their photos, but retouching doesn't mean that the photo was ugly to begin with. In fact, there are many times when a good photo is retouched in order to make it even better. A photographer's eye looks for the benefits and positive features in the person they are photographing, and retouching allows them to remove distractions in order to more effectively highlight the positive features that they can see.

If you are looking for professional headshots, then call kurt nigg photography and we will help you to create artistic images that matches the style that you are looking for. Every photo shoot includes retouching, and we understand the importance of using retouching in the right manner.