Here is a list of things not to do if you want a good corporate headshot.
The first is under no circumstances use a selfie for your corporate headshot. Selfies are fine for social media and sending to friends and family. But they really do not belong near your business website or on LinkedIn. When you capture a selfie, your posture is in an awkward position as your arm is raised and extended. They are normally captured out and about with friends, so the background is not in a corporate environment. Even if you really like a certain selfie that has lots of likes on Instagram or Facebook, do not under any circumstances use it for your corporate headshot.
The second thing on a list of things not to do if you want a good corporate headshot is do not use a holiday photo. Your partner or friend might have a half-decent camera and captured some nice photos of local wildlife or at a sporting event. This does not mean that they are a competent corporate portrait photographer. Remember your corporate headshot is your business shop front to potential employers or clients. So do not cut corners on something so important. A professional corporate headshot will simply make you look like a professional person. Anything short of that could potentially make you look unprofessional.
The last thing on a list of things not to do if you want a good corporate headshot is that clients ask us for a quote and then someone in their office has the bright idea of getting a friend who has done some weddings to do their corporate headshots for their company website because they will be able to save a few quid. Yes, they will save a little money but think how much they have spent on their company website only to have it let down with poor corporate headshots. A professional corporate headshot photographer will bring studio lighting, a background and a pro digital camera with a decent portrait lens to your London offices. The end result will be new high-quality corporate headshots that match the standard of your company website.