FAQ Friday | Where do we photograph headshots
In a new and hopefully regular series, we will answer the most frequently asked questions that we are asked by our clients. This week, we will cover the locations where we photograph headshots. We offer a national headshot photography service with the majority of our shoots taking place in London and Bristol.
In this article, we will cover the numerous options for where to have headshots taken. We are fortunate enough to photograph headshots and portraits throughout the UK. From classic solid colour backgrounds through to complexly lit editorial images
, we have shot throughout the UK and even as far as Dubai!!
The UK weather is not always our friend but we do often hold at least part of the shoot outside. There is often a background or light that we can use to create headshots and portraits with a unique look. As we photograph with a shallow depth of field (blurry background) the images won’t look like holiday snaps either but with unique backgrounds. After years of taking images outside, we tend to see things a little differently and its amazing what backgrounds that we use as we know they will look different when blurred out.
On site at a client’s office (Corporate Headshots)
Whether we are photographing just one person or an entire team, shooting on location at your offices can often be the most efficient method to choose. The key benefits are that you or your colleagues do not have to leave the office. The majority of the companies that we visit, it can be a challenge getting everyone’s diary to sync. If we are on site then we can simply photograph people as and when they are available. Often between meetings or calls, we manage a few minutes to capture someone’s headshots.
We often incorporate the surroundings into the images and with many companies choosing offices that match their brand, having the environment in the image (albeit blurred in the background) can strengthen the branding subtlety through the images. Plus, if you are needed your colleagues can still get hold of you.
In a clients home
We work with a large amount of individuals that are looking for new headshots for their personal brand. Some corporate clients may work for large organisations or are solopreneurs working in a huge range of sectors. Of course actors and performers are solopreneurs in their own right managing their career and brand to forward their career. With many working from home, we have found that its very convenient that we can have a photographer come to them for their headshots. There is enough to manage throughout the day without having to travel miles to have your headshots taken. We bring the studio with us and can get a great range of images that can either incorporate the environment or have a studio background feel.
At Regus offices throughout the UK
Many of our clients are solo professionals or part of a remote team. We thankfully have access to many of the hundreds of Regus offices throughout the UK. These are ideal for installing a pop up studio and getting a great professional headshot close to your workplace. They often have great space where we can also shoot environmental images which can look like your own office.
At an event
We have attended many events where we offer headshot photography either throughout the day or between conferences. From networking breakfasts to sales kick offs to specialist shows, we set up in a convenient place and shoot throughout the day. This can be really useful when you have large teams that don’t get together very often where we can capture everyone with a unified look. For industry shows both for corporate and performers, we can offer cost-effective headshot photography throughout the day.
Our own dedicated headshot studio
is in the process of being built. This amazing space will now be ready at the beginning of July with us moving on straight away. The studio will allow the ability to get a wider range of looks in any shoot. We will also offer early morning and evening shoots for those that are busy during the day. We will of course still photograph on location but this offers an additional option for those without an office.
For more articles, click on one of the images below. If you are looking for new headshots, call us in London on 020 7523 5325 or Bristol on 01275 568 669.