What Are LinkedIn Headshots and why are they important?

October 19, 2021  •  2 Comments

What Are LinkedIn Headshots and why are they important?

LinkedIn headshots are a sort of professional portrait that is frequently used on corporate websites, news releases, business cards and, of course, LinkedIn profiles. 


A great headshot is an excellent starting point for developing an outstanding personal brand that will help you get employed faster, increase your sales, and attract investors to your business.


While the term "LinkedIn" implies that these images are solely used on that platform, they are frequently utilized on a number of professional sites.  LinkedIn headshots should emphasize your professionalism, friendliness, and competence.  


LinkedIn is used by hiring managers to screen applications. LinkedIn is used by prospective clients to conduct vendor research. LinkedIn is a tool that investors use to learn about business executives.  A strong LinkedIn profile picture is important for establishing a favorable first impression with these individuals – and so may have a significant influence on your career.


What are the Best Backdrops for LinkedIn Headshots?

The greatest approach to differentiate yourself is to have a professional headshot with no distractions and focuses exclusively on your face. 

A white background eliminates distractions. A cluttered backdrop is distracting, especially on that little smartphone screen. A location-based portrait is more suited to a website where a larger shot may be given. On LinkedIn, it's best to keep things basic and plain. You may simply modify the appearance of your LinkedIn headshot by converting it to black and white and then back to full color anytime you feel the need. 

White, gray, or black background can be used for more conservative professions such as law and banking. We can obtain some pretty clear pictures with those colors that express consistency and dependability.

If you work in the creative sectors, non-profits, or technology and want your Linkedin photo to stand out more, you may choose a colorful studio background or go for an outdoor/in-office session. These photographs frequently have a greater degree of individuality.

If you're a top executive, entrepreneur, or thought leader, you presumably already have many images of yourself that you can use across platforms. In an ideal world, you'd have a pair of outside portraits to accompany your studio headshots.


We propose the traditional suit-and-tie, or female equivalent, for more conservative sectors such as law and banking. 

Otherwise, the best rule of thumb is to check around LinkedIn to see how your peers and top executives in your sector dress.

Pay more attention to successful individuals rather than those in your local network

Always dress for the job you desire, not the one you have.

If you're still unsure, just ask! We're always pleased to offer advice.


How Should I Pose for LinkedIn Headshots? 

There's no need to go overboard with your LinkedIn headshot poses.

We like to focus on minimalist positions throughout our sessions.

Other photographers have forced customers into some pretty odd postures.

We, on the other hand, shun this behavior like the plague. 

Warm up with easy and straightforward poses at the start of your practice.

Just stand there and grin. 

Later on, we'll work on some arm-crossed headshots and perhaps a couple candids.

What if I hate having my photo taken, I’m not photogenic ?

The key to enjoying your headshot photo shoot is to trust the photographer, to relax, to be confident, and above all, to have fun.

At TerrificShot Studio Photography™, we try to provide a pleasant and stress-free atmosphere for all of our clients. At our studio, we play lively music and actively solicit customer feedback in order to create an excellent headshot that you'll be happy to display online. 



What should I Wear for a LinkedIn photo?

What you wear has a huge impact on how you appear and feel.

Different colors will make you seem washed out depending on your skin tone, while others will give your face a healthy glow.

If you're not sure what color will look best on you, consult us, we will be able to advise you on what to dress.

We will recommend colors and styles that will complement your brand and make you seem fantastic.

Should you put on make-up? Ladies, it typically appears better with a little make-up to give a more even skin tone, contour to the face, and brighter eyes.

Don't opt for a full-on evening out look unless you normally wear it throughout the day.

Remember, it has to look like you and make you feel good about yourself.

Men, for the sake of equality, you are permitted to wear make-up.:)

What should you do to be ready for the shoot? 

Preparation is essential for making someone feel at ease and confident.

Knowing what is going to happen during a shoot allows you to prepare and anticipate what will occur.

People are typically uneasy because they are afraid of the unknown.

By planning and arranging all of the props, colors, locations, and other elements ahead of time, the shoot will run more smoothly.

Make sure to wear your chosen outfit for a short period of time a few days before your session.

You want to check if your clothes still fit properly and don't need to be dry cleaned.

Examine previous photographs of yourself to discover if there are any that you especially like.

Show those images to your photographer when you come to the studio, and this will help us choose an angle that you feel is favorable.


What Is the Price of a LinkedIn Headshot? 

LinkedIn headshots range in price from $70 to $700, depending on location, package, and provider.

Unless you're searching for a really specific style, the top end is usually a complete rip-off.

The lower end will generate some genuinely dreadful images. 

When determining cost, keep in mind a) license (who owns the images) and b) editing fees. 

In terms of licensing, photographers usually only grant you ownership of images that you "purchase" from them.

This cost is in addition to your "session fee," which only covers the time spent in their studio. You may have to pay additional costs if you wish to use your photographs on a billboard, in print, or elsewhere. 

Many photographers charge between $50 and $100 each shot for editing. Add those costs to the total cost of your session.  


For comparison, TerrificShot Studio Photography™ sessions are between $110 and $250, and you receive 100 percent rights to all original pictures as well as one edited shot (additional photos are only $25 each).

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Neal Read(non-registered)
Great content as usual!
Rob Tan(non-registered)
Very good blog, thank you for sharing.
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