Bring Your Headshot to Life: 5 Signs You Need Better Photos

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Headshot photos can be an excellent way to promote your business and put a face to the name for your clients. Your LinkedIn photo is a prime example. However, the quality of your photo can make a big difference in its effectiveness. If you have an old, blurry headshot, you may be wondering — is it time to invest in new headshot photos? Here are some signs that the time has come.

Your Headshot is More Than a Few Years Old

While you may think that headshot photos last forever, this is far from the case. Unfortunately, an old headshot photo tends to stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, a dated photo can make your business seem less reliable. Generally, a headshot photo should be replaced every three to five years.

You Hate Looking at Your Own Headshot

If you can’t bear to look at your headshot, that’s a pretty good sign that something is amiss. Make sure you actually like your headshot — it’s a good sign that other people will, too!

Your Photo Isn’t Professional

Many people make the mistake of using an unprofessional photo. Even if you have a great picture that shows off your personality and best angles, if it’s not of exceptional quality, people will know, and will judge your business accordingly. Please don’t use the selfie you took in your car!

You Don’t Recognize Yourself in the Photo

Headshot photos should look like their subjects — not like someone else. It can be hard to capture the essence of a person in a photo, but a good headshot can. If your headshot doesn’t look like you, it’s time to get new headshot photos.

Your Look Has Changed

If your look has dramatically changed since your last headshot, consider updating your pictures, so that clients can actually recognize you in the photo.

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If you’re interested in getting new headshot photos taken, we can help! We’ve specialized in professional business headshots since 2009. Based in Sandpoint Idaho we service Coeur d’Alene and Spokane as well as San Diego and Dallas! (Check out our headshots in Dallas site or our San Diego headshots site for more examples.) Or contact us today to get started.

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William Morton Owner
William Morton has been a professional photographer since 1991. Now focused on corporate photography, William travels the country providing commercial, corporate, and event photography services.

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