If you have been looking to get your new headshot I am sure you came across many headshot photographers here in Irvine, Orange County, Los Angeles or other areas. The internet makes it so easy for us to be presented with endless lists & photos. So how do you decide if there is plenty of variety in style, lighting, editing and of course quality of work?
It may be overwhelming to select the best headshot photographer for your needs so we are here to help you with the process and key criteria to make the decision a bit easier for you. So which headshot photographers are the best, you may ask. Well, to be honest, I don't believe there is such thing as THE best headshot photographer. However, there are only few that are on top professional level. Among them you will have to decide based on the style that pleases you the most and overall experience.
Yes, you can take your own "headshot" with your cell phone. Creating a professional appealing headshot that shows your personality and grabs attention of other people is much more difficult that one may think.
As you look through many headshot photographers near you, you will see three types of headshot photographers:
photographers who try to specialize in everything and among other things include headshots. Just because somebody knows to photograph doesn't mean he/she will create a killer headshot for you. Usually they photographed a headshot here and there and thought it was another way for generate some extra revenue. We would not recommend those photographers as headshots are not their specialty and they don't master this craft every day.
photographers who focus on headshots but their portfolio is not consistent of poor quality. I am sure visited some photographers sites where each headshot looked different. The difference could be the lighting, the pose, the overall style, editing all everything together. Maybe you even found one headshot that pleased you. How can you know what YOUR headshot will look like? The photographer may not be skilled enough that with every session the results are different. Is it a risk worth taking with your money and time? Most likely not.
Then there are photographers who live and breath with headshots. For example, we at WASIO faces, photographed headshots of over 6,000 every year! Yes, we photograph a lot of people. Mastering our craft requires endless hours of work. Common rule of thumb is that to master one's craft requires 10,000 hours. I can with full confidence we have a lot more than 10,000 hours of experience. Then the second part of consistent results. As you look through headshot photos, do they look consistent? Will you know what headshot style you will get?