Do the cameras and phones we use really add weight?It’s such a common thought that it was even featured on Friends!! But does the camera really add 10 pounds and make you look bigger than you do in real life? The simple answer is that it can not only make you look heavier but also distort your features which is no good for anyone’s confidence!!! How often have you left to go out to work or dinner taking one last look in the mirror and being as happy as you can be only to see a photo taken later that day which makes you look awful!!
In our headshots, we typically shoot between 85 and 135mm. Once you get to 85MM, there is a very small difference once you go higher. Unfortunately shooting at 200mm will not remove an additional 10 pounds!! The variance is more to do with how the background looks. For instance on our 70-200mm lenses, you get a nicer bokeh (blurry background) than you do at 85MM.
Corporate headshots captured at 85mm to 135mm ensure the subjects features are in correct proportion.
So, does the camera add 10 pounds? Yes it easily can but with a little know how. You can get amazing accurate portraits.
Now it’s just the wrinkles, tired eyes, blemishes and everything else to worry about. Thank goodness for Photoshop!!!!
If you have any questions or would like to discuss having us photograph headshots for you or your team, call us on 07810 004451. You can always email about any corporate photography requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org