Why having a bad corporate headshot hurts you

Posted on January 26, 2018 in Business Portraits, Headshot Photography
Carbon6studio is a Modern Corporate Headshot Photography studio located in Fairfax Va.

Carbon6studio is a Modern Corporate Headshot Photography studio located in Fairfax Va.

In a world where people come and go, it is important to always have a good first impression as it will most likely be the moment for which you will be remembered. When impressions about an image or a person is formed, judgment instantaneously follows. Thus, dictating the way we act and decide about a certain image or person. Therefore, a good corporate headshot photo equals good or positive impression. Bad headshot on the other hand, would also mean bad or negative impression. Read More

2 Headshot Photography Myths

Posted on January 19, 2018 in Headshot Photography

Being a corporate headshot photographer, I hear people talk about what a photo does to you – photo myths so to say. What is this “photo myths” to be exact? To put things simply, these are misconceptions or ideas of what people think when they get their headshot photo taken or when they’re in front of the camera lens. Read More

Uploading your Headshot on LinkedIn

Posted on January 12, 2018 in Linkedin Profile Picture

You can change your LinkedIn Profile Photo anytime. If you change your haircut, or your photograph gets outdated, change it with a picture that will enable the people to remember you if they meet you face to face.  It’s always best to update your headshot when you get a haircut or make a big change in your appearance.  Follow these instructions on how to update your headshot on Linkedin.  Read More

Retouching headshot photos

Fairfax VA and Washington DC Corporate Headshot Photographer

Retouching headshot photos is a unique balance between perfection and authenticity. As a photographer I want your photos to look like you on your best day. This means, your photos should look natural but polished. It shouldn’t appear photoshopped at all because any hint of Photoshop will make you unauthentic. However, your headshots also must seem flawless.

With the knowledge and use of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop I can make wonders! I can carefully smooth skin, remove wrinkles, brighten the whites of your eyes, make the color of your eyes pop more, whiten teeth, enhance the color of your lips to name a few things.

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Portrait or Landscape Orientation Headshot?

Posted on July 18, 2017 in Business Portraits, Headshot Photography
Corporate Headshot Photography in Fairfax VA - Carbon6studio

Corporate Headshot Photography in Fairfax VA – Carbon6studio

A question that gets asked a ton around here in regard to the headshot photo orientation. Should your headshot photos be in horizontal or vertical orientation?

Going through different portfolios you’ll see that a few photographers plainly prefer one over the other. It’s all about a certain personal preference and there are a lot of basis for their choice and the reason I shoot mine Landscape over Portrait.

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Studios: Not all are equal for headshot studio

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Headshot Photography
Headshot Studio Photography located in Fairfax VA - Carbon6Studio

Headshot Studio Photography located in Fairfax VA – Carbon6Studio

I wanted to go over a few things about having a functional headshot studio and how that can help make an amazing headshot.  Also, I wanted to talk about what makes a headshot studio functional and the differences in studios and why some are better for headshots than others.

Not all headshot studios are created equal! As a headshot photographer, there are a few things I require in my studio to ensure we get the best quality of photos.  Now first off, I can take a headshot anywhere, but some locations are easier than others; some studios minimize the spread of light which is great because with headshot photography I’m trying to control light.

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How to Easily Schedule your Headshot Session

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Business Portraits, Headshot Photography
Washington DC Headshot Photography

Washington DC Headshot Photography and Corporate Portrait Photography based in Fairfax VA.

We strive to make booking your headshot an easy and effortless process to keep you moving through your busy day.  We understand that getting a professional headshot can be painful for you so that’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you.  These steps are how to easily schedule your headshot session with us.

Step 1.   Schedule and book your session with us!  We make it super simple for you to check our open time slots, pick which spot works best for you, pay via credit card and then get a confirmation email for your headshot session along with what to expect from your session.

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DS News Headshot/Editorial Cover Photo

Posted on July 6, 2017 in Business Portraits, Headshot Photography

I had the opportunity to shoot the cover of DS News for an article they were featuring on for Ted Tozer who Barrack Obama picked to head President of the Government National Mortgage Association, also known as Ginnie Mae.  Now this wasn’t your normal headshot because needed to be a bit more bold and dramatic.

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3 Different Lighting Styles for Corporate Headshots

Fairfax and Reston VA Corporate Headshot Photographer

Fairfax and Reston VA Corporate Headshot Photographer

There are many different lighting styles for corporate headshots. Today we are going to go over 3 styles and what they do to your face and who they are best for.  Above you will see our 3 different corporate headshot lighting styles!

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How often should I update my LinkedIn Profile Picture?

Posted on June 5, 2017 in Business Portraits, Linkedin Profile Picture
LinkedIn Headshot Photography in the Washington DC area

Linkedin Headshot Profile Picture

With the invention of the famous business networking site LinkedIn, it essential that we keep our LinkedIn profiles up to date. This is because we need to be seen and make important associations. To begin with, your LinkedIn profile should not be seen without a headshot profile photo. Profiles with primary photos are up to 14 times more inclined to be seen than profiles without any photos at all. Furthermore, a fantastic LinkedIn Photo is an effortless way to making important associations. It’s not just about what you look like. Fitting headshots give your profile credibility, polished methodology, acknowledgment and individual marking.

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