The why of our services: Headshots Experience Day, An introduction
Aug 13, 2018 | By: Studio Lumen - JMR
BTS of our very first Headshots Experience Day
Before we'd even developed everything in detail I'll be writing about!
It is difficult to encapsulate on a landing page the reasons behind our services, so I thought I would write a blog post (or two or three) for each one, explaining in more detail why we’ve developed them the way we have.
As the first and most established of our detailed professional photography services, our Headshots Experience Day (HED for short) takes the first entry to this new series. We have put a lot of thought and effort into developing our HED, and thought it was time to share it. To refresh your memory, please refer to our Headshots Experience Day landing page to see what is included.
We had noticed a lot of issues with professional headshots, and a lot of issues with people's past photography experiences. Here are some of the things we have heard from people about having their photo taken:
I hate having my photo taken;
I’m so nervous when I’m getting a portrait done;
I never look good in any pictures;
I don’t know what to do with my hands or how to stand;
The photos from my last photographer turned out terribly;
My company always waits until there are bunch of people to photograph before bringing in a photographer, and then I wasn’t really happy with the shot;
My portrait isn’t getting me the results I was hoping for; and
A really great headshot is so expensive!
From a photography point of view, we can’t stand seeing people pay good money for a subpar portrait that could end up losing them money, or not getting that job interview they might otherwise have landed. Some of the things we wanted to fix were:
Bad, unflattering lighting;
Shiny skin, messy hair;
Uncomfortable looking result; and
Many of these problems we knew we could fix easily, and we thought we could develop a service that when it was all put together would address most of the issues people have with getting their professional portrait done, at a price that most Calgarians can afford. In the next couple of posts, I will try to explain how we have attempted to address the issues above with our Headshots Experience Day, and why that is beneficial to you. If you are really into data tables, and want to get a bullet point sneak preview of what I'll be writing about, feel free to download this file.
We'd love to know if you have encountered any of those negative experiences, some of those technical issues, or if you have other experiences to share, so please leave us a comment below!