LinkedIn photographer: Do you need a professional photographer to create a stunning LinkedIn profile photo?
You can hire SWNS award winning photographers for as little as £150 for a corporate headshot shot.
Our snappers will come directly to you (at a time and place of your choice) with all of the equipment required. Alternatively, you can visit one of our regional offices. Whatever is most convenient for you.
Whether you need several hundred headshots, or just one for yourself, speak to our bookings desk today.
Promoting yourself is becoming as important as promoting your business. These days, successful people create a personal brand to help sell themselves as well as their own businesses or their employer’s businesses.
The importance of a good LinkedIn profile photo has become paramount. First impressions count, so you need to look the part. Your photo can portray whatever image you need to project to your clients. Whether you want to look extremely professional, creative, friendly or maybe even a little intimidating (!) our photographers will capture your brief.
It is still quite common to see poorly shot LinkedIn profile photos, or cropped images from social media or the family album. Many individuals make the mistake of throwing up temporary images when they create a LinkedIn profile. However, this is a big no-no according to SEO specialist Oliver McAninch. He says ‘Don’t make the mistake of thinking that any digital pic will do for the time being. Most people leave those photos up for far to long resulting in that photo following you around on the internet for a long time. Get it right first time and remember that, whether we like it or not, we do live in a world where image counts.’
SWNS is the largest independent press agency in the UK. Our pictures department provide hundreds of photos to the national press every day. We work with multiple corporate clients as well as individuals and small business. Many clients also utilize our PR, television and news departments.
We will fulfill any brief whether you want:
- A studio style professional LinkedIn photo; this would be a traditional business headshot with lighting and plain backgrounds.
- A contemporary LinkedIn photo; this would be a more relaxed image with natural lighting and strategic backdrops. Contemporary headshots tend to be less staged and can make you seem more approachable.
- A casual or action LinkedIn photo. Sometimes a non-posed shot of you in your working environment (on the job!) can be appropriate. In effect the shot is taken from the third person, is much less staged, and can be helpful to demonstrate what you do.
It really is amazing what difference a professional photo can make to your profile. You don’t need a huge marketing budget (you can even share the minimum charge-out rate with a couple of friends or colleagues).
Our photographers are multi-award winning, so we can give you something really special to help sell yourself online. Don’t forget, you can book an SWNS photographer for as little as £150. Contact our friendly bookings desk today for a no-fuss quote (you’ll be calling a busy pictures desk so we won’t bore you with any fluff or sales speil!).
You can also use your LinkedIn profile picture to create a Gravatar. Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums. So, for example your image will appear automatically next to your name whenever you appear online as an author or owner of anything web-related that has Gravatars enabled.
Set up your Gravatar here: https://en.gravatar.com/
You can read more about creating a Gravatar here: How to create a Gravatar