The benefits of using a corporate photography agency.

Here are the benefits of using a corporate photography agency.

Nowadays, with remote working capturing LinkedIn profile photos is only possible on certain occasions when you get everyone in the office. Most of our clients take this opportunity to get their corporate headshots and LinkedIn profile photos taken on such days. Here is the first of the benefits of using a corporate photography agency. We have several corporate photographers working at our agency, and say your AGM or important meeting falls on a day when your usual freelance photographer is already booked out on another job.  Now, you have to find another corporate photographer whose style matches your corporate photo guidelines and hope they are free on that day. All our LinkedIn profile photographers work to our house style, so no matter who does the shoot, you will get consistent results every time.

The benefits of using a corporate photography agency also include the fact that we have both male and female photographers. Here, the client can decide whether they would feel more comfortable with either gender. Having your LinkedIn profile taken is not something most people choose to do, but they realise it is good for business and will make you look professional on your LinkedIn profile page. So, for an individual to travel across London to our photographic studio at 45 Beech St EC2Y 8AD be feeling nervous about having the LinkedIn profile taken and be alone in a studio with a photographer they have never met, we understand why some women prefer to have a female photographer and visa versa.

The benefits of using a corporate photography agency are that all our LinkedIn profile photographers are extremely experienced at creating LinkedIn profile photos—it’s practically all they do! So next time you want to refresh or look more professional on your LinkedIn profile page, get in touch, and we will walk you through the process and discuss what location is best for your LinkedIn profile photo and what wardrobe is best for you to wear.

If you have any more questions about the benefits of using a corporate photography agency, please email us.

The benefits of using a corporate photography agency.

The benefits of using a corporate photography agency.

Where to use your new LinkedIn profile photo.

Let’s look at where to use your new LinkedIn profile photo. We can assume that if you have gone to the expense of commissioning a professional corporate headshot photographer, you will upload your new photo to your LinkedIn profile page. You will know the benefits of looking professional on your LinkedIn page, but there are other business social media platforms on which you can use your new headshot. We will look at these in a minute, but it is important to add here that when you are having your corporate headshot captured, ask the photographer to zoom out a little. This way, you will have other options when using your new headshot. As LinkedIn only gives you a small area to upload, too, you will be able to crop your new headshot to fit the small size required 400 x 400 pixels as it appears in the top left corner, so you are only seeing your head and part of your shoulders.

OK, so where to use your new LinkedIn profile photo on other business social media platforms? Your company website will have ‘about us’ or ‘meet the team’ pages. Here you can use your new LinkedIn profile photo much larger as you have no size restrictions on how it appears. You might also have a small version on the ‘meet the team’ page but then the viewer will be able to click on a member of the team and view a larger corporate headshot along with text about the individual. Also, when you have captured your new LinkedIn profile photo, ask the professional corporate photographer to capture different stances and expressions. Also, get some photos with jackets on and off and formal and casual stances so you can select a corporate headshot to fit in and be consistent with your company’s website page.

Our last idea on where to use your new LinkedIn profile photo is to use it as your Microsoft Teams profile picture. Many people choose to use an avatar, but when it comes to business, people like to look at the person they are talking to. Put a face to the name!

Original corporate headshot for 'about us' website page.

Original corporate headshot for the ‘about us’ website page. 

Cropped photo for use on your LinkedIn profile page.

Cropped photo for use on your LinkedIn profile page.

Tips for your LinkedIn profile photo.

Tips for your LinkedIn profile photo, which we suggest to our clients.

So, you have made the right decision and decided to commission a professional corporate headshot photographer to capture your LinkedIn profile photo. Our first tip is to communicate with the photographer and get their guidance on top tips to get you looking like a City professional. The photographer will be taking LinkedIn profile photos most days of the week, so they will have insights into how you can get the best for your money.

Top tips for your LinkedIn profile photo is to consider your posture. Most people don’t have the best posture due to sitting and staring at a computer screen all day. Your professional corporate headshot photographer will know this, and they will be able to suggest different stances to hide bad posture. We suggest that you do not stand front on to the camera as if you are in a football team or military photo. Stand at 45 degrees so that your body is not facing the camera, and then turn your head directly at the camera. This will make you look more approachable and friendly.

Tips for your LinkedIn profile photo: make sure you look confident in front of the camera. Maintain eye contact with the camera at all times. Chat with the professional corporate headshot photographer and get them to talk back to you so that you will look interested in what they are saying. This will come across in your new LinkedIn profile photo.

When it comes to tips for your LinkedIn profile photo, our biggest goal is to get your hair under control. We can rectify bad hair in post-production, but if you can visit the hairdresser or barber the day before, you will feel more confident, and this will improve your LinkedIn profile photo. This is especially the case if you want your LinkedIn profile photo to be captured with a London cityscape background, as the British weather is very rarely calm!

Final tips for your LinkedIn profile photo: Most people are a little nervous for the first few minutes in front of the camera. These first LinkedIn profile photos will not be as good as the last ones you have taken in the session. The longer the shoot goes on, the more relaxed you will look and, therefore, the more confident and professional you will look.

Tips for your LinkedIn profile photo.

Tips for your LinkedIn profile photo.

Top London locations for LinkedIn profile photos.

Here are our top London locations for LinkedIn profile photos.

Our first London location is The Millennium Bridge. This is ideal for LinkedIn profile photos as we can position the person having his photo taken so that we can feature St Paul’s in the background. This immediately associates the person with being in business in London. St Paul’s is a London landmark, and most people, no matter where they are from, will know this icon of London locations. We position the sitter about halfway over the bridge, and they are facing in a southerly direction. We ask the sitter to stand well to the side of the bridge and hold onto the railings. This stops the many people crossing the bridge from getting in between the sitter and our LinkedIn profile photographer.

The next suggestion is More London. This is great for London locations LinkedIn photos as many clients want to feature the fact that they work in the City of London. They ask us to meet them at Bank or Cornhill to us this area as a background. The problem is that if you are too close to these buildings, they can look like any other area of London. We suggest that we meet them in More London, which is on the south side of the Thames, but you get a great view of The City from there, and you do not get the hassle of City workers constantly getting in the foreground and background of the LinkedIn profile photo.

Our last suggestion is to go to Parliament Square with Big Ben. This is not a business area but is a worldwide known top London location and, therefore, ideal for the business person who wants to be associated with London and for his LinkedIn profile page to instantly show where they work and trade. The downside of this London location is that it is going to be very busy with tourists. Here, you have to position the sitter in an area with the least footfall and avoid getting swept away by the rush of people trying to get a photo of Big Ben.

If you have any further queries about London locations LinkedIn photos please email me here.

LinkedIn Profile Photo in London with St Pauls as the backdrop

LinkedIn Profile Photo in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much does a LinkedIn profile photo cost in London?

How much does a LinkedIn profile photo cost in London?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top London locations for LinkedIn profile photos.

Top London locations for LinkedIn profile photos.