5 Tips for Executing a Great Photo-shoot

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  • November 18, 2015
  • INK Team

It was high time for new headshots here at INK as we freshen up our online look a bit, so last week, our design team organized a company-wide photo-shoot. Since it was tons of fun and well executed, I thought I would pick their brains and share some tips on how they wrangled up a house full of rambunctious INKers and captured our best faces on camera.

Do your research. Headshots can say a lot about a company, depicting personality, priorities and level of professionalism. It’s important to take the time to search different styles and see what best fits your office and how you all want to shoot it.

Create a plan. Make sure that the style and look you are trying to create is achievable. Sometimes going the simple route makes for better quality if you don’t have the tools or resources to get fancy.

Get the right gear. You don’t have to break the bank to get the look you want. Things like good lighting make all the difference and can be purchased for relatively cheap depending on your needs.

Communicate with peers. This is one of the big golden nuggets to having a well-executed photo-shoot. We developed a three-day schedule with short hours, so that the photographers wouldn’t be too drained working long days. We informed INKers with a week’s notice on the expectations and provided examples of what to wear and what to bring to keep communication clear amongst our team.

Back everything up. You know that feeling when you lose a file that you really needed? Better safe than sorry is our motto. Though it takes a lot of additional time, be sure to back up your photos so that you don’t experience that uh-oh moment. Having to redo someone’s pictures can cause stress for more than just the photographer.

Stay tuned to see the results soon!