Traditional headshots have a time and place, but are they sending the message that you want them to? Contemporary headshots are a chance to show more of your personality and allow you to connect with your target audience in a more authentic way. Are your images sending the message that you intend for them to?
“You only have one chance to make a first impression…”
Like it or not, people will make a snap judgement based on your photo. It is important to understand the message that you are sending. In recent years, it has become more likely that the first interaction you have with someone is in person. With that in mind it is important to present yourself in the best way possible with images that fit the occasion in which they are being used. Traditional headshots and contemporary headshots each have their own place and time and can be effective tools in ensuring that you are making the best firs impression possible.
Contemporary headshots allow you to show more of your personality and can draw your audience in with your “approachability” factor. These headshots usually have a wider variety of uses and can go beyond just using them on a resume.
Presenting a structured, traditional headshot can be great for LinkedIn, a resume, or for corporate purposes. These headshots usually send the message that you are a professional in your field and that you take your role seriously.