What Are Your Photographic Options For Headshots?
Perhaps your current headshot is outdated or you want to change the style to be less formal/corporate? What are some options?
White Background Headshot
White background photos can still look current. Cropping and Lighting can give them a sharpness and contrast . Also white background headshots have an advantage of usability & ubiquity across most marketing mediums and the web.
I also like shooting portraits on a white background as it allows for digital dropouts as long as the quality and contrast is good.
Dark Background Headshots:
The reason I love dark or black backgrounds for headshots is it has an expensive/stylish look. It lends sophistication on a budget.
The only issue I find is you can end up with a “floating head” look. Also, it is difficult to digitally drop out later if you change your mind.
Blurred Background Headshots
Probably my favorite option. This can be done in-camera on location or digital backgrounds can be “dropped-in” later. The advantage of a blurred background is it can give a sense of Brand Identity.
Many firms I shoot for choose a background (stock or I shoot one) and then we photograph future team members that way.