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Business Photography in Dubuque: Do's and Don'ts for a Professional Business Portrait

Business Portraits in Dubuque Do's and Don'ts

Here at Elite Images, we photograph hundreds of headshots each year and the first question people have is “What should I wear?”

The purpose of a headshot is to convey your emotion, energy, and, ultimately, your professionalism and what you wear for your portrait coincides with all of those. Here are a few Do's and Don'ts for your business portrait.

Do dress conservatively and wear clothes appropriate for your work place. The traditional business look is a suit jacket, dress shirt and tie. Be stylish and fashionable, but remember the picture is about your face and not your clothes or jewelry. Long sleeves are also best as eyes are naturally drawn to any skin showing.

Don't wear sexy, form fitting, or revealing clothing.

Do dress in solid colors. Solid colors photograph best, and most people look good in midtones (green, blue, brown, etc.).

Don't wear patterns as they can be distracting Avoid white and colors that blend with your flesh tones (this might be beige, tan, or very pale peach or pink).

Do Smile. It's important to smile in your business portrait because a smiling image has been proven to make people feel at ease.

Don't try to look stern in your portrait. In general, people tend to not take other people more serious if they look mean.

Do use Eric with Elite Images. He will coach and guide you through the entire process. Elite Images will also retouch at least one favorite image including under eye circles and blemishes.

Don't trust just anyone with your portrait. Eric genuinely cares about photography and the Dubuque community.

More information is available either by calling 563-583-9369 or by visiting Elite Images Business Photos.

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