7 REASONS WHY STOCK PHOTOS ARE BAD FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Photographer capturing professional business portrait at gym in Waunakee, WI

STOCK PHOTOS WILL HURT YOUR BUSINESS. 7 REASONS TO STOP USING THEM NOW. Stock photography has been around since the 1920s. From business headshots to fine art, the most impactful photographs tell a story. Fast forward to the present day, stock photos are still widely popular. However, when compared to original photographs they fall short. […]

PLANNING YOUR COMPANY’S BUSINESS HEADSHOTS PART 2: PREPARING YOUR TEAM IN 3 EASY STEPS

Close-up causal headshot on healthcare executive Niko Skievaski

CONSIDER COMPANY’S BRAND, PLAN PHYSICAL LOCATION, EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE BETTER IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS When organizing professional headshots for larger teams, an effective plan keeps small issues from snowballing into big problems. For my process, these are the things that I find to be most helpful to keep the business headshots day […]

PLANNING YOUR COMPANY’S CORPORATE HEADSHOTS PART 1: PICKING RIGHT LOCATION AND BACKGROUND

Corporate headshot of financial advisor

CORPORATE HEADSHOT LOCATION AND BACKGROUND: SINGLE-COLOR BACKDROP VS OFFICE ENVIRONMENTAL VS OUTDOORS ENVIRONMENTAL My professional corporate headshots are bold and straightforward. They tell the viewer, “Hey, this is what I look like. I am confident, approachable, and professional.” But like anything else, you can refine the message. One way to do that is to determine […]

BUSINESS PORTRAIT OF DEAN AT UW-MADISON

Business headshot of dean of John Karl Scolz

Meet John Karl Scholz. He’s an economist and dean of the college of Letters and Science at University of Wisconsin- Madison. I photographed him in his work office back in the fall of 2019. Business portrait request I was finishing up several editorial photo assignments for UW- Madison Letters and Science magazine. And then, last […]

EXECUTIVE HEADSHOTS OF COMMERCIAL BANKERS

Business headshots of commercial bankers

Initial inquiry This article is about my recent photography project, where I photographed business headshots for commercial bankers at State Bank of Cross Plains. Firstly, their marketing team reaching out for me to put a headshot photography bid together for 60+ bank employees. Figuring out the approach for business headshots Secondly, we’ve discussed the feel […]

7 Key Differences Between Headshot and Portrait

differences between headshot photography and portrait photography

In article below, I’ll briefly discuss several key differences between headshot photography and portrait photography. I will also include some photo examples from my portrait and headshot images from my archives. I hope this guide will help you to learn more about differences between headshots vs. portraits and learn what suits your needs best. 1. […]