It’s All About Attitude

A headshot is all about attitude; a great headshot gives you confidence and approachability. It’s my job as a photographer to get this out of you, as a client you don’t need to be bothered with all the technical side of the shoot, because that’s my job. When a client walks in front of my camera I need to be ready to build a report with them and build a confident client photographer relationship. Peter Hurley, one of the finest headshot photographers in the world always says he is 10% photographer 90% therapist.

Headshot Crew David Wellbelove, Protege Headshot Photographer in Milton KeynesAs a prodige photographer of Peter Hurley, and a member of his Headshot Crew, it’s important to me that I approach my photography in the same way. I’m not just a headshot photographer I’m a portrait photographer. Yes I photograph corporate and social media headshots for my clients, but there is so much more to it than that. I love the one to one interaction between the client and myself. Getting to know the person as I photograph them breaks down barriers. This shapes the confidence of the person in front of the camera and helps to produce the best out of them. A big part of the way I shoot is conversation trying to build a common thread. In my posts I talk a lot about the importance of a great headshot and what it can do for your online presence. That’s what I do, I’m a full time photographer and I’m passionate about what I do and what I can do for my clients. I’m always looking to up their game online and with social media.

But as I said when you break it down I am a portrait photographer and your headshot is a portrait of you. The idea of a portrait is not just to record a visual image of you as a person; it’s not your passport photo. That’s a whole different subject. When you look at a persons portrait you want that image to make you think, it needs to project feelings and emotion back to the viewer.

My photography has a clean, crisp and modern look, that’s my thing! But many other photographers have their own unique style. I want to introduce you to a photographer called Victoria Will. Victoria is a commercial and portrait photographer from New York, but she has a very unique style, this year at the Sundance Film Festival she photographed celebrities. The style she used to photograph her subjects was to use a large format camera using a style of photography called Tintype. This is a very old style of photography where images are produced on single film plate. Normally know as wet plate, In the wet process, a Collodion emulsion containing suspended silver halide crystals had to be formed on the plate just before it was exposed in the camera while still wet. Chemical treatment then reduced the crystals to microscopic particles of metallic silver in proportion to the intensity and duration of their exposure to light, resulting in a visible image. She is effectively photographing headshot’s, not in the commercial sense. But she is trying to capture the essence of the person sitting in front of her camera.

This link will take you to Victoria explaining how she approached the project, Victoria Will 2015 Sundance Film Festival


Portraiture has been used for hundreds of years as a means of showing the importance and capturing the raw emotion of a person. A Portrait was always a status symbol of the wealthy, but today we use what was then essentially a corporate headshot very differently. Of course today we don’t use paint we use photography, and instead of boasting our wealth a Headshot is to promote our personal brand and our company’s brand.

I want to reiterate, portrait photography is all about capturing the person and all the emotion that surrounds them. This inspires me to do what I do, and headshot photography is portrait photography. As I said previously to do this I need to create an emotional link to my subjects, whether it’s the CEO of a large company needing corporate headshots or just someone who wants a new headshot to go on there CV. Every client I photograph is very different and to get the best images the time we spend together is a journey of discovery.

I want my work to connect the viewer to the people I photograph and ask questions about them, create an interest. With my style of headshot I can create a cool looking portrait that will make people stop, take note visit your website. This will open up the opportunity to connect with others who may employ your services. I want to help create new relationships for my clients and introduce them to new customers and new employers. I said earlier a headshot is not your passport photo, its not just to let people know what you look like. Your headshot is your portrait and it needs to connect with people on a different level.

Milton Keynes Leading Corporate and Actors Headshot Photography Studio

Make Your Online Profile Work

D.W Images Photography Changing the face of personal branding one headshot at a time

Hi, I hope you all had a good Easter and you are all feeling refreshed after your time away from the office. I would like to give you some updates on DW Images Photography. I have been very busy over the holiday with clients wanting to update their Headshot images for Social Media platforms. The images below are just four of the fantastic clients I had the privilege to photograph over Easter.

As you know I’m a massive advocate for corporate and self-branding across social media and the Internet, and I can’t stress how important it is to have a professional look online. We are all looking to increase the number of clicks to our websites, but people connect better to a face and a bad profile image will loose business. These days every website should have an About Me or Meet the Team page, potential clients want to know who they are dealing with. Great headshot’s of your staff makes your company more friendly and approachable.

Read this article Calling All Business Professionals, this highlights some eye opening facts on the power of Linkedin alone. DW Images Photography is here helping you achieve the first step of professional personal branding for you and your company. A professional looking online profile is a powerful tool. Making you and your company’s social media work better for you, as more and more business is done via Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter these days.

Peter Leslie

“Brilliant shoot with a great Photographer. Thanks for inviting me along Dave had a great session, felt comfortable, relaxed, and had bags of fun. Most importantly, you captured some terrific shots. Thanks again..”

DW Images Photography – Professional Headshot, Commercial Product and Lifestyle Studio in Milton Keynes. Covering London, The Southeast and The Midlands.

Make It Count

Personal branding online is so important these days, and a sure fire way to get people to stop and look at you profile is to have a professional headshot.

Having a professional looking profile image increases the likely hood of your profile being viewed by 11x and that will bring people to your website.

A sure fire way to drive people away from your business is to have images like the ones below. Don’t think people will find you funny “They Won’t” you will be judged on your profile image. So get it right and make that first impression count 1st time every time.

DW Images Photography Professional Headshot Photographer based in Milton Keynes. Only a short trip from London and the midlands, Corporate, Social Media & Actors Headshot photography

Calling All Business Professionals

Calling all business owners and professionals. Have you ever thought about your corporate profile images on your social media platforms, or does the thought of employing a qualified photographer to take company headshots just seem a waste of money.

To put it bluntly its not! Your company’s professional image online is worth its weight in gold. Only having an adequate looking profile image on all social media platforms will be loosing your company business, that’s simple fact. You don’t skimp on promoting your product, making it look the best it can be, so why are you failing when it comes to your online image. Your profile on the Internet is just as important as your front line sales and customer service, you will be judged by how you look online.

At DW Images Photography I emphasize how important it is and I spend my time creating great looking clean and crisp profile headshot for my clients. If a potential client is searching for a product or service they will choose to work with people they connect with visually, headshot’s on your about or meet the team page on your website makes your company look more friendly and approachable.

The same works with social media such as Linkedin, having a professional looking headshot will make potential clients more likely to look at your profile, this will draw them to your company website. This could be the missing business your company needs. With all of your staff having the same consistent style of image it creates a great way to attract people to your business via their profiles. Just think of it this way, you have a staff of 50. That’s potentially another 50 ways to your front door via the internet, this is never a bad thing.

  • To put it in more context here are some statistics just for Linkedin
  • Linkedin has 347 million users worldwide
  • There are 2 new users every 2 seconds
  • Every month there are 187 million unique visitors to Linkedin
    Linkedin geographically reaches over 200 Countries
  • 40% of users check in every day
  • Have a professional looking profile image increases the likely hood of your profile being viewed by 11x
  • There are 25-30 million pages viewed quarterly
  • There are 17 million UK users alone
  • 90% of users make the house hold decision’s
  • 59% of Linkedin users don’t use Twitter
  • 13% of Linkedin Users don’t use Facebook

With these stats Linkedin alone will send nearly 4 times more people to your home page. Now those new professional staff headshot’s are worth every penny.

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