Below are general tips and guidelines,
as there are always exceptions
in any of these categories.
Not all job markets are the same.
A more relaxed headshot is great for those in these fields:
Usually these shots are taken on site with the business scene in the background. I use a short depth of field in order to make you super sharp in the photo, with the background blurred. If your company chooses to do backdrops, we will decide on a shade to make everyone's photos similar.
If you prefer the studio, I have a few different backdrops from which to choose. We can also "drop in" a photo for your backdrop.
WHAT TO WEAR
THE "NO BACKGROUND" BUSINESS PORTRAIT
WHITE or TRANSPARENT
This is a very versatile image as it will match almost any website. The clean and crisp feeling is perfect for all fields, but particularly for these:
Solid colors look best, or very small print although solid generally looks best. Black is acceptable but can look drab when placed next to others who have on color. Jacket or sweater is optional.
Dress shirt with a collar, solid color or small plaid, avoid white. Jacket and/or tie is optional.