Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and Craftsman based in Houston, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots and can provide headshot tips: background. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!
Headshot Tips: Background
The background or setting for your headshot gives it a certain look and feel. The studio setting tends to be a little more formal but also more versatile when using the headshot. An outdoor setting is more casual but restricts the usage of that headshot a bit. The decision regarding background depends on your ultimate use for the image. If you need the headshot for marketing materials, it might be best to go with a studio setting. If you’ll be using the headshot for social media, an outdoor setting would be perfect! When we plan your headshot session, we’ll discuss background and what makes sense for you. I can send you a gallery of examples for each setting so you can see the possibilities.
The following represent the options available for backgrounds. If you have an idea for setting, let’s discuss that and how it fits with the company branding and image. A white background is clean and simple and can be used for a ton of different marketing materials and manipulated as needed for different pieces. The grey option can be light or dark, depending on your needs. If your brand uses a certain color, consider incorporating that color into the headshots. The outdoors make a beautiful backdrop for headshots. A virtual background is my newest favorite because the headshot is photographed on a studio white background. It looks modern and bright with some depth and can be replicated for new employees easily. The office environmental is another favorite if you have a good space in your office (best to do a walk-through with your photographer to determine).
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Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and Craftsman based in Houston, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!