Thinking about booking fresh head shots for your team? Photo booth head shots might be a great alternative to bringing in a traditional photographer, but how can you know for sure? Below you'll find a few ways to identify if photo booth head shots are right for your business.
You are on a tight budget
Head shots from a professional photographer can run a couple hundred dollars per person and that may be a daunting investment for your team. Before you begrudgingly throw down the company credit card, consider photo booth head shots as an alternative. Because a photo booth does not require the same kind of focus, labor, or creative eye as a professional photographer, you can crank out head shots at a fraction of the price. This makes photo booth head shots a great choice for a large groups of employees or even smaller bootstrapping companies.
You value consistency
If you're going to need a batch of head shots several times per year, usually for new hire classes, it will be important to keep these photos consistent. A photo booth head shot is literally a machine using the same settings each time - there are no variables with light, shadow, or backdrop. Each and every photo across several sessions ends up looking like it came from the same one.
You appreciate quality, but don't require perfection
It may surprise you what goes into a head shot taken by a professional photographer. Traditionally, you need a large amount of space, a variety of lights, multiple reflectors, and maybe even a professional hair and makeup artist on-site. Take a look at the set-up below to see what goes on behind the camera.
If this seems like overkill, then you might be a better fit for photo booth head shots. A photo booth takes up only a few square feet of space, has a single light and reflector, no photographer, and you can instantly review your photos. Can you tell the difference? Sure. But depending on what and who your head shots are for - does it matter?
If you are in the Boston area, we would be happy to assist with your headshot needs!