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?

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

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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

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

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?

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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Expanding your personal brand through your Corporate Headshot

Washington DC Corporate Headshot Photographer

Washington DC Corporate Headshot Photographer

Before thinking about how to expand your personal brand through your corporate headshot, let’s define what Personal Branding is. Your own image or personal branding is the means by which the world sees you. It consolidates your notoriety, your history, your insight and aptitude in your industry. It’s significantly more than a trademark, logo, or individual style.

How can you expand it? To keep things simple, be yourself in your corporate headshot. This is where you wear the most confident and beautiful smile you got. Keep in mind that you are not just representing the company you are in, but also yourself.

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Preparing for a great Business Portrait


Modern Business Portrait Photographer - Fairfax Va

Modern Headshot Photographer – Fairfax Va

Most people think that having your headshot or Business Portrait taken, is as simple as showing up, smile at the camera, and having your photo taken. What you don’t realize is there is a good amount of preparation done to achieve a great business portrait. Business Portraits are a powerful tool to market yourself and project yourself in the most positive light there is. This is to attract attention to yourself and what you have to offer. Here are a few tips to help you look and feel prepared for your shoot.



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Wardrobe choices for your Business Portrait

Fairfax Headshot and Business Portrait Photographer

Fairfax Headshot and Business Portrait Photographer

The main objective of a headshot or business portrait is to emphasize your face and your eyes, make you look trustworthy and professional and your outfit can make that or break that. Picking an outfit for your business portrait also has a major effect in how your photographs turn out. This is why you need to make sure that your wardrobe choices enhances your overall appearance.

There are times that individuals tend to think too much of what to wear; Resulting in, being overly dressed. Overly complicated clothing takes focus away from the person and focuses on the outfit itself. These poor clothing decisions causes the photo to look amateurish or unprofessional. Settling on poor attire decisions can really degrade the quality of your business portrait. By stealing attention from your face, your bad outfit can negatively affect the impact of your headshot photograph. It is a smart thought to go through following rules before you pick your outfit for the photography session. Read More