San Francisco Professional Headshots
The job market is hyper competitive in San Francisco. Professional headshots can give an engineer, a UX designer, an entrepreneur, a consultant, a writer, or even a professional freeloader, the competitive edge.
What does it mean to make a professional headshot?
Is there something really so different from using an iphone photo?
The answer is absolutely yes!
In our digital age of Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, Linkedin, and Instagram feeds, we are overwhelmed with an unending stream of information to the point of fatigue. The easiest way to contact a potential employer or client is by email, but email is extraordinarily impersonal, and the inboxes of professionals are constantly overflowing. In an email there is no voice, no face, no body language. Have you ever noticed how very easy it is not to respond to email? A well executed professional headshot as a profile photo attached to an email or on LinkedIn or Twitter can make the person on the other side of the message feel like they know and understand you when they have never met you. A poorly executed headshot can make that person write you off immediately before they read anything it is that you have to say. You look sloppy, like you couldn’t be asked.
At Hazel Photo we make professional headshots with precise natural light techniques, and with naturalistic flash, both indoors and outdoors. We pay attention to the details. We find the most flattering angles. We coach our clients into natural inviting expressions, even when they are a bit camera shy. We use light modifiers and reflectors to bring appealing dimensionality to the faces of our subjects. Photographs without professional lighting can end up feeling impersonal. Our use of light, makes for a more dynamic and engaging portrait that will help you to connect to people you have never met, and open up doors that didn’t seem possible to open previously.