Why you don’t need a business or corporate photographer for headshots
If you’re an entrepreneur, business owner or corporate professional, you may be wondering if it’s necessary to hire a professional corporate photographer for headshots. In today’s day and age, the answer is “not really.”
With the rise of social media and mobile technology, companies can use virtual headshots to promote their teams and their businesses—without having to pay a hefty fee for traditional business photographers.
You don’t need expensive, magazine-quality headshots to promote your team and business.
Modern phone cameras and software can deliver similar quality while streamlining moderation, asset coordination, and scalability. While there are use-cases where pro, magazine-quality headshots might be needed…our AI-driven editing and automated outputs deliver consistent, professional headshots faster and more affordably.
Beyond factors like quality and ease-of-use, virtual headshots also mean there's no need to schedule photoshoots and coordinate complex employee schedules. With our platform, you can set up one Studio for the entire company or have multiple digital studios custom built for each team and department in the organization.
You don’t need a photographer who specializes in business or corporate portrait photography for headshots.
Many business and corporate photographers will tout the fact that they use top-of-the-line equipment and lighting to produce high-quality, magazine-quality headshots. But what are you really paying for? Time and manual editing.
Our product is reinventing how companies go about getting headshots for their teams. Corporate headshots are about representing the brand and each team member’s personality. Why? So potential clients and customers can connect visually and start building trust and familiarity with your people, however they first connect.
Virtual headshots allow your team to take headshots from anywhere, at any time.
With a virtual headshot studio, your team can take their own photos from anywhere at their convenience. You don't need to spend money coordinating photographers, expensive equipment, in-office photoshoots, or manual editing and long turn-around times. Your team can simply take their photos from home, in the office, or on location — wherever they feel most comfortable — and create team headshots that aren't just great quality for business, but are consistently edited, framed, cropped, or even annotated for each purpose you need.
We have nothing against corporate photographers; there is a time and place for them. That being said, we do feel the traditional practice of coordinating photoshoots for employee headshots is dated and inefficient. You no longer need to hire a company or business photographer with years of experience in high-end photography to take and hand-edit headshots. You can simply create a custom branded experience that scales with your business, works equally for current and new employees, and makes moderation and management a breeze.