These days, having a professional presence on LinkedIn is very important for business professionals and companies, to showcase your talent and make connections. Your Linkedin Portrait should be clear, cleanly edited and shot by a professional who understands the platform and how to shoot for optimal results.
Linkedin uses a square format for the profile image. For this reason, we’ll shoot your headshot portrait in landscape orientation so that it can be cleanly cropped on either side into a 1:1 ratio. For the best presentation, your headshot will be a close up shot, with a blurred background, so you stand out prominently in the image.
Take this example from a recent headshot session in the Woodlands. This client needed portraits that worked both for an online portfolio on a professional company website, as well as one that worked for LinkedIn. For this reason, I give my headshot clients several files.
We first shot in landscape orientation, so she could have a perfect headshot that would crop into a square format. It’s a clean and simple shot of just the head and shoulders, without distracting details in the background but still adding some colour to show it’s an urban style shot taken outdoors, with a more cosmopolitan vibe.
We also shot in portrait orientation, so she could use this type of image in the “About Us” section of the company website, profiling it’s employees and team members. Having spoken to the company and employees before we shoot, I understood exactly what they needed. Had we not, this portrait would not be suitable for LinkedIn. In this pose, when you crop the image square you cut into the arms. It no longer looks like a professional pose. So luckily, we had already taken the above portrait – a perfect landscape shot that worked for the square format of Linkedin profiles!
If you need a professional business headshot for your website, LinkedIn profile or business page and have the flexibility to go outdoors and use natural light, I provide on location portraits for your business in the Woodlands, Conroe and Spring area for $150 + tx. You receive your images as an immediate digital download, with commercial release. I also offer indoor sessions if you prefer to have your headshots taken in your office, with studio lighting, or at a location of your choosing in the Woodlands, Spring or Conroe area.
Contact me for your session by contacting me directly with this CONTACT FORM. See my headshot gallery HERE.