Best Backgrounds For Headshots - Dan Cantero Headshots
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When it comes to corporate headshots, the background is just as important as the person when it comes to getting the perfect headshot. It can make or break the shot! That’s why it’s important to choose the right background for your headshot. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best backgrounds for headshots. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right background for your shoot.

Most people don’t usually pay much attention when choosing the backdrop for their headshot photo. This is a mistake because the background can make or break the shot. The right background will complement your features and make you look more professional. On the other hand, a bad background can make you look unprofessional and even take away from your best features.

When choosing a background for your headshot, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you need to determine if there is going to be text displayed along side of your face. This is a common thing to do when creating things such as bios or an introduction slide. Having a headshot photo with a lot of clatter or a busy background, the text that you display may get lost in the different elements and not stand out. The same thing can happen to your image. The ultimate goal of a headshot photo is to make sure that your face is the first thing people see. If you have things in the photo that are competing for attention, you may not be the first thing that people see.

The majority of the photographs we capture are done on plain backdrops. In fact, 95% of all photos we create for our clients are shot on either, white, medium grey or dark grey.

Grey is a very versatile colour that never goes out of style and looks very elegant and classy. It also lets you place text anywhere on the photo and it will really pop and make it really easy to read. It is a great way to get your message across.

Your look also has a great deal of influence on the backdrop used for your headshot photo. For example, if you have really dark hair, it would look better to photograph you in front of a white or medium grey backdrop. This is going to separate you from the backdrop. If you have dark black hair and you photograph someone in front of a black backdrop, you risk loosing yourself in to the background. The idea is to separate you from the background not blend you with it.

The background can also complement the colours that you are wearing both for your clothes and the type of makeup. In summary, it is important that when you prepare for your headshot photo, you take into account the following when choosing a background for your headshot photo:

  • The type of text that will be displayed with the photo
  • If you want the focus to be on your face or if you are okay with other things in the photo competing for attention
  • Your hair colour
  • The colours of your clothes and makeup

Pay close attention to your choice of background and it will pay dividends in return.