Are you looking for an affordable corporate headshot in London? Here are a few tips that might help you get a professional corporate headshot at a reduced rate.
When you decide to get a headshot for your LinkedIn profile page, company website, or presentation, most people will start looking for a photographic studio and book a corporate headshot session. This is the most expensive way to get your new headshot taken. If you choose to go down the studio route you will end up with a great business profile photo, but it will be at the top of your budget. Looking for a more affordable option, then consider asking the portrait photographer to come to your London office or home. Not all London photographers run studios, and therefore finding one who has not got the fixed studio overheads will mean they can afford to have lower rates. Another option is to get together with work colleagues and ask the photographer to do multiple sessions, which will also bring down the costs. Say the photographer charges £150 for an individual session, then ask them to do a second or third person at a 50% discount. The photographer is already set up, and capturing extra headshots will be a bonus to them.
Another option for your affordable corporate headshot is to find a portrait photographer who is experienced at capturing headshots outside with a London or City background. This style of headshot does have some potential hazards. The main one is the British weather. If you can find a good day with little wind and no rain then you have a great chance of getting a headshot that places you as a working professional in London. Check with the photographer that they are going to have some off-camera fill-in flash. This is essential as it reduces contrast and gives the little catchlights in the eyes, which bring a headshot to life.
One last thing to point out is that your corporate headshot is your business shopfront. Choosing the right professional photographer based on their headshot portfolio is more important. You can negotiate with them as they will be open to new business. We strongly do not recommend that you choose your photographer purely based on cost.