How Does it Work?

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Our mission is to make every part of corporate headshot photography easy. So here's a quick outline from booking through post-shoot online gallery.

Here's how it's done:

  • Check out our website.

Do you like our style? If yes, then...

  • Contact us via email, phone or contact page on our website.

  • Tell us as much as you know about the job (where it is, how many people, etc.)

  • Look out for a proposal from us: how much time we need, background options, staff size, file delivery timeline.

  • Pick a date and time.

  • Watch our team show up on time, set up discreetly without disrupting your team's work, and be ready to take the best headshot photos ever!

  • 48hrs later, look out for a link to your online gallery with download-able images.

A few things that make it extra easy:

  • Pre-event scheduling system (blog post coming, but reach out for more information)

  • On-site image selection

  • Built-in retouching at 15min/person (included in staff photos, only)

Our menu is short, but it's all you need. Really.


Formats & Size

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The final step before the the job is done is to get you your photos.  Again, we know it has to be easy to get them and the photos need to be easy to use.  That is why we send you your images in the most commonly used file sizes and format for the most typical end uses.

Images are delivered to you via a password-protected online gallery.

Our standard packages include JPEGs as:

High resolution 300dpi files

Low resolution 72dpi files

Use the high resolution file to submit for a printed brochure or program  Need to update LinkedIn? Your 72dpi file is ready to go.

Is your project different and you require alternate formats or sizes?  No problem. We will prepare your photos, as needed for your final end use.


Our Staff is Everywhere: Getting Consistent Headshots

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Part 2: One business, multiple locations

Our clients, big and small, often have staff working in multiple cities.  What's the best way to cover a team like this?

  1. Bring us in during an annual gathering.  Do you do an all-staff event every year? Schedule us in around it and we can be there to cover everyone.

  2. We work in many cities, many of which are considered local and would not incur travel expenses.  Book us and you will have a consistency in look and process that makes your job way easier.

  3. If they are traveling to NY, have them drop in at one of our Open Studio days.  The booth holds periodic open studio shoots in NYC and Westchester. Individuals can sign up for a convenient time and pop in to get their headshot done quickly and efficiently.

  1. Finally, if it's a small group and we do not have anyone local, have them visit their local photographer.  We can give them a style guide so the images can match. Green screen is also an option to help maintain branding consistency.

Our Staff is Everywhere: Getting Consistent Headshots

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Part 1: One Office, Staff Everywhere

You need high quality, consistent photographs of your team, done efficiently.  The problem is, how do you get everyone into the office on a specific day/time?  Half of the sales team is out in the field, two staff members work remotely, a CEO is constantly in and out of meetings, etc...

Here are a few solutions:

  1. Book your headshot shoot over 2 consecutive days.  If someone is out on day one, they will likely be back for day 2.

  2. Book  multiple days spread out over time – a month or more.  You get all the above benefits, plus you can cover new hires, those that were out over long periods, or staff that has changed their look and wants a reshoot.

  3. Send those last few people to one of our open studio days.  The booth holds periodic open studio shoots in NYC and Westchester.  Individuals can sign up for a convenient time and pop in to get their headshot done quickly and efficiently.

How To Dress for a Headshot

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We get this question all the time.  How does one dress for a headshot. The answer is easy:  Dress like you are going to meet your best client.

A headshot is the first opportunity to make an impression.  Does your company service a more traditional industry? If yes, wear a suit.  Does your audience value creativity? Then something less traditional can work.

Whatever you put on make sure it is clean and free of wrinkles.  Most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable and confident.


Posing. Ugh.

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A subject walks into the a photo studio.  They look great, are at ease and are happily chatty.  The photographer raises the camera and 1 of 3 things happens:

  1. The subject continues to feel relaxed and uses that easy smile for a great photo.

  2. The subject goes into photo mode delivering a pose that is their camera face.

  3. The subject panics and says, I look awful in photos and every bit of tension they are feeling shows up on their face.

Let's be clear – we are not all Giselle and Tom Brady.  It's tough to look good in front of a camera but we don't necessarily know what to do.

That's where we come in...  We can work with you to get that 'camera face' to relax and show the best you.  We can help you feel relaxed, making small adjustments and talking you through it the whole time.  You can come feeling dressed to the nines with your hair blown out and makeup done, but we argue that a photographer who makes you feel great is the secret ingredient.


Corporate Branding, The Corporate Headshot and LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a tool for your business and shouldn’t be regarded casually.  It's more than just a personal profile.  It is a key channel for B2B marketing and a place to establish your brand as a thought leading field (read more in Forbes article about Brands and LinkedIn here).  

Your team’s headshots on LinkedIn matters for your company.  Their professional profiles are an extension of your branding so make sure they are just as well-considered.

The Booth for Business - Retouching

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RETOUCHING

We think you are all perfect and gorgeous, yet the most common question we get is, 'Do you retouch our photos?' Yes, we do, and for staff portrait packages, we include 15min for everyone.

Our retouching includes:

General color correction.
Fly-away hairs.
Blemishes.
Skin smoothing (upon request).

Special requests?  No problem.  We are happy to evaluate your needs and offer solutions.

On-site Headshot Selection Tool

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ON-SITE IMAGE SELECTION

It is now possible for event attendees or staff to select and email their headshot directly from the event.  It is a delight for people to get their images so quickly.  Further, it considerably cuts down on the countless hours you would otherwise have to spend getting people their photos.

After each person takes a photo they:

-Step to the iPad kiosk to view the photos they just took.
-Select the image(s) that they like.
-Email the images to him or herself.

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Conferences – Attendees walk away with a new headshot that they can upload to LinkedIn before they leave the room.

Staff Photography – Staff selects their image on the spot.  We supply you with a list of selections, cutting your post shoot timing considerably.  

Online Staff Scheduling Tool

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SCHEDULING SYSTEM

Getting your team organized for headshots is not easy. Chasing team members down and juggling schedules is time-consuming and difficult. With our scheduling tool we handle that piece of the headshot project, while giving you continued oversight.

Here's how it works:

We send your point person a link to your customized scheduling webpage.
You share that with your team.
Each person selects their preferred time.

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Registers:

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And receives a confirmation in their inbox:

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1 day ahead the team member gets a reminder about their headshot appointment.

We can provide you with a spreadsheet with all bookings at any point, helping you stay organized and on top of your team.

 

 

How Does It Work? Headshots with The Booth for Business

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HOW DOES IT WORK

Our mission is to make every part of headshot photography easy so we integrate this idea into every step of our process.
Here is how you book The Booth for Business:

Check out our website. Do you like our photos? If yes, then...

  • Contact us with your company name, where you are located and how many people you want covered.
  • Look out for a proposal that lays out a clear cut package, including your needs for:  number of headshots or time, photography staffing, date and time, final image tranfer.
  • On shoot day, the best photo team ever will arrive 2hrs early to setup and be ready for the first subject.
  • Breakdown takes about 30min.
  • 48hrs later, files will be delivered via your preferred transfer method (USB Drive, Online Gallery, Database Transfer, etc.)

A few things that make it extra easy:

Pre-event scheduling system (blog post coming, but reach out for more information)
On-site image selection
Built-in retouching at 15min/person (included in staff photos, only)

Our menu is short, but it's all you need. Really.

Corporate Headshots With A Mission

Taproot is a wonderful organization that connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono.  Yesterday, we got up early to hang out with them and a group of professionals from corporations that were looking to do good.

We collaborated with their team to create a unique, mission-driven and professional conference-appropriate photo experience.  Guests snapped a few photos holding a sign with their fill in of "________ inspires me to make a difference."  They put down the sign, snapped a few complimentary headshots and then took their print and added it to a "community" board.  The results were diverse, touching, funny and inspiring.