What is the best background color for headshots?
This is a popular question for professionals seeking to get a new Headshot portrait - what's the best background color for my new headshots? This question is totally dependent upon your occupation and the use of the portrait.
For the typical Headshot, you'll want to have a background that non-distracting. This is vital because you want your face to be the focus instead of the background.
How will your portrait be used?
Will your portrait be used for LinkedIn, your website, or promotional material? Using a white background for your headshots can be beneficial for various reasons. White is great because you can use the photographs for promotional material. In addition, it blends easily into your website.
What does your company need?
If your company is directing you to have a professional Headshot portrait taken, they may have specific requirements for the desired background color. Many companies prefer a gray or darker color background color. To ensure the right color is used, contact your Human Resources department to ensure consistency is maintained.
What's the best thing to wear for Headshots?
Deciding upon what to wear for your professional headshots can be overwhelming? There are some many different options. I recommend staying in professional attire. Look to wear clothing that emphasis your eye color.
The best background colors:
A scenic background is an exceptional alternative to a studio feel for headshots. Similar to a studio headshot, you'll want to ensure the background isn't distracting. You'll want the subject of the headshot to be the center focus.
The white background is often the most requested for headshots. Using other colors can provide some creativity, depending on where your headshot picture will be used.
If you're in need of a new headshot, don't hesitate to give me a call at (213) 212-2251, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit an inquiry online.
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