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Photos that make you look that good that other people would like to work with you.
Definition for headshot
“A head shot or headshot is a modern (mostly digital files ) portrait where the focus is on the person. The term is usually applied for professional profile images on social media, the ‘about us page’ or a corporate website and promotional pictures of actors, models, and authors.”
Corporate head shots are portraits often produced digitally and used for engaging in social media, the ‘about us’ page and industry specialty sites. A headshot or head shot is often used for branding and to showcase the executive team, style and personality. Corporations will use the headshot to merge branding between the people working for them and its agency.
There is no second chance for a great first impression
Sure! That’s a hackneyed saying.
Your headshot is not just simply your photo. It’s your image and it’s the face you present to the world.
It doesn’t matter if you are self-employed or if you need a good photo of yourself to apply for the next job.
You need a convincing photo for your Xing, LinkedIn or Stepstone appearance. And even more for your profile photo on a dating site.
A convincing portrait is an essential part of presenting yourself, your company or your brand professionally.
Maybe to define yourself as a brand and to create trust in yourself, your company, your product (or your service).
This is also really important for all freelancers, soloists and entrepreneurs – for actors and models this is true anyway!
Flood of images and Lookability
Our time and society are heavily influenced by visual elements ! Many of our decisions are subconsciously driven. Photos also address the subconscious segment of our brain. Therefore photos can have a positive effect – if they differ from the usual “uniform mush” and if they are genuine. And we can take advantage of that!
Stop the Scroll
A headshot tells your story and this way you can express your individuality. And your individuality is important to you, isn’t it?! Your headshot establishes a direct connection between you and the beholder. It convinces and captivates the viewer – at a first glance!
As a photographer specialized in headshots and personal & corporate branding, I’m here to support you with a “killer” headshot.
Even so if you think you can’t and you’d rather go to the dentist than visit a photographer.
You’ve got it in your own hand
Nowadays many first contacts do happen over the Internet. Have you ever googled yourself and have searched which photos of yours exist on the Internet? Are you convinced they represent you well?
There are so many opportunity to use your profile photo and you should use it to your advantage.
You can actively take control over how search results for your person will look like. Simply based on your photo the viewer forms an opinion about you in fractions of a second.
A great first impression is incredibly important because it is difficult to correct later on.
Your headshot connects your virtual identity with your face. It makes you “known” to the viewer and thus creates a foundation of trust.
With a professional headshot you can be sure that you present yourself in the best possible way!
Headshots are strikingly different!
What is it that you want to achieve with your business portrait, profile picture or CV photo?
Take a closer look at your current profile picture – as if you were introducing yourself to potential new contacts. Imagine you were on the other side, would you be impressed by yourself?
Does your current photo open the doors for you that are supposed to open?
Will your application land on the right pile at the HR department?
Or do you feel the need for a headshot that represents your personality in a confident, convincing and approachable manner?
I’ll support you to present yourself convincingly in the photo and to increase your visibility!
You don’t find yourself photogenic, you are camera-shy or hate being photographed?
That sounds familiar to you? Don’t be afraid. I hear that quite often in front of a shooting. Let’s be honest, who really enjoys having a camera pointed at ones face.
As a headshot photographer I help you with a relaxed atmosphere during the shooting and with detailed instructions to make you forget about the camera.
I’ll coach you during the shooting and show you how to present yourself the best in front of a camera. None of us is able to see ourselves properly, so I’ll be your mirror during the shooting.
What it takes to achieve a stunning professional headshot
Your headshot is going to be your virtual representation whenever you are not there in person, it stands for your personality
That’s why it’s important for me to understand where you come from, what you stand for and what it is that you want to achieve.
Let’s chat a bit this helps me to get to know you.
Apart from that it’s now that you can calm down a bit if you had some stressful moments on the roads.
The Lighting Setup
A premium headshot needs a professional lighting setup.
My lighting customized to your personality is based on the principles used in beauty photography.
My studio is equipped with modern LED lighting technology in high-end daylight quality. This will ensure you are wrapped into a cocoon of soft light during the shooting and look your best.
Do you know which of your faces side is your “good” one?
Don’t you? We’ll find out.
I’ll show you how to present yourself the best. I’ll show you what you need to do in order to achieve a genuine great impression.
From time to time we’ll check the progress made on a large computer screen (the small displays on the back of the cameras won’t do it).
Based on the shots we will discuss what works and what we might be doing better in order to achieve the desired result.
Expression and Micro Expression
The most important detail in your headshot is your expression. That’s why we will spend a serious amount of time working on your expression.
It’s the right combination of body posture, mouth, eyes and eyebrows that we will be working on.
The goal is to to present yourself confident, appoachable and professional.
I’m not a friend of telling you “1,2,3…”, “cheese” or “smile” as this doesn’t transport any energy into the shot. So you won’t hear that from me instead I’ll use some different approach that will work way better.
The Process of Selection
We will be reviewing your images in little breaks during the shooting.
We already have selected the best images and at the very end of the session we will continue to reduce it further to the very best ones.
I’ll support you with my trained eye and guide you through this process.
And finally it’s up to you to decide which and how many images you need.
The Retouching Process
There’s nothing that can destroy a great image more than bad retouching.
The images of your choice will be developed and worked on with great care.
If necessary, I’ll do some color- and exposure corrections, minor skin blemishes, flyaway hairs and eyeglass reflections will be fixed, removed or softened. Probably some adjustments on evening out different skin tones will be made.
Finally your headshots will receive my individual look that ensures you’ll look like the best version of yourself without looking fake.
What’s the cost associated with a premium headshot?
At first glance, a professional headshot of course seems like a certain financial investment.
Whatever you want to achieve, a premium professional headshot will most likely support you in achieving your goals.
It clearly states that you are taking it seriously and that you are willing to invest in yourself and your future.
And what about the good feeling of having invested something of worth in yourself?
A high-quality headshot can strengthen confidence in yourself and in your own abilities.
It’s all about you
It’s a process that we’ll both be working on as a team – and it takes a little more time, too.
A great headshot is all about you and what makes you special!
It’s about presenting the world the best version of yourself, but it’s not about looking perfect! It’s only your personality that counts.
That alltogether is the reason why I only do individual appointments, because I take my time for you. There is no next customer in the door, there is no rush!
Super professioneller, freundlicher und einfühlsamer Fotograf, den ich nur empfehlen kann! Ich hatte ein Shooting mit ihm und bin mehr als glücklich mit den Fotos!
Das war für mich das erste professionelle Shooting, und es hat riesig Spass gemacht . Dietmar hat mir mit seiner netten lockeren sympathischen Art ,die Scheu und Schüchernheit genommen und ich konnte das Shooting richtig genießen. Dietmar Hendricks Photography kann ich auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen.
Die Session bei Dietmar Hendricks Photography war wirklich lustig, locker, anstrengend und hoch professionell! Das Ergebnis finde ich beeindruckend….
btw: Das Studio ist in Krefeld! Ihr müsst keine Reise nach London, Paris oder Düsseldorf machen!
Dietmar Hendricks ist die richtige Adresse für fabelhafte Fotos! In einer sehr angenehmen Atmosphäre werden mit Spaß und sehr viel Know How die besten Fotos von einem gemacht.
Kann ich nur empfehlen! 6/5 Sterne von mir.
Noch mal herzlichen Dank.
Das Shooting mit Dietmar war eine spannende und ebenso aufschlussreiche Erfahrung. Er versteht sein „Handwerk“ absolut. Während des Shootings konnte ich mir noch nicht genau vorstellen, wie das Ergebnis später aussehen würde, aber ich muss sagen, die Bilder sind fantastisch geworden. Wer professionelle Bilder bzw. konkret Headshots sucht, ist hier an der richtigen Stelle. Das Ergebnis ist jeden Euro wert… Vielen Dank für das tolle Shooting, Dietmar!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
5 Sterne von mir für die wunderschöne Bilder und 5* Service ❤
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Coaching in english language
You’re working for an international company or feel you’re not able to understand or speak enough of German? That’s fine! But it’s not a problem.
I’m able and willing to coach you in english (though I might not be perfect in speaking english) 😅.
I’m furthermore convinced that I’m able to coach you even if we don’t find a matching common language for conversation.