Headshot Tips FAQ2018-08-21T11:27:28+00:00

HEADSHOTS: A QUICK INTRODUCTION

Here are a few headshots tips to answer any questions that you may have. Although these headshot tips may be helpful, if you don’t see the answer to your question please call me and I’ll be happy to help. If you need headshots for all the people in your organization please call me since there is a substantial discount for volume headshots. Having employees that are out on travel, or work remotely can create scheduling issues, so we have created  a number of ways to customize our services to ensure that all your employees can be scheduled.

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  • DO YOU RETOUCH?

    YOU BET YOUR SWEET LIFE WE DO! 

    Standard  retouching on headshots includes improving skin texture, removing blemishes, under eye darkness and fine wrinkles and lines. We tone down any excessive redness  in skin tones, brighten your smile and your eyes …… and you’ll love the way you look!

  • HOW LONG WILL THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION TAKE?

    It depends on which portrait package you choose. Please see pricing options for more information on that. Please allow some time for initial consultation before we start so that we can discuss your needs, wardrobe etc. After finishing the portrait shoot, we will review the headshots with you  (and usually during the shoot so that we can see if we need to make any adjustments). We assist you in picking the best headshots. You leave happy and tell all your friends, family and coworkers about how great we are.

  • WHEN WILL I GET MY HEADSHOTS?

    Most often the same day (we don’t like homework). But if the portrait studio workload is heavy it may be the next morning. Images are delivered electronically or on disk or flash drive in some cases. We understand deadlines.

  • TELL ME ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?

    Please arrive ready. For men, shaven (as appropriate) . For women, with hair / makeup already done. During the portrait session we will periodically review images with you in case we need to adjust posing, lighting or so we can identify what is, or is not working. This ensures that your final chosen headshots / photographs will be exactly what you want.

  • WHAT CLOTHES SHOULD I WEAR TO FOR MY HEADSHOT?

    I’m a believer in keeping it simple and being authentic. so wear clothes that are in keeping with your own sense of taste and style. Please think about how these images will be used when you are choosing your wardrobe.
    Men : Solid jackets, colorful ties (not the christmas tie Grateful Dead tie or your favorite tie from 1985 – even if your mother did give it to you)  ’No tie’ can also be a great look with a sport jacketWomen : Black / dark colors are sliming, but bright colors also add a LOT of pop. Keep to solid colors if possible.

  • WHAT NOT TO WEAR FOR MY HEADSHOT?

    Avoid busy patterns, logos, plunging necklines and pastel colors (they often wash out skin tones)

  • SHOULD I BRING ANYTHING?

    Bring anything that helps us help you. Bring specs if you’ve been provided those by your company, or examples of styles you like, or websites that we need to match.BUT – Do you need to?  No – not necessary at all.

  • WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?

    WE MOVED! Not that far geographically but way up there on the cool scale. Our new address is now 1401 New York Ave NE, #670 Washington Dc 20002.

    It’s in the newly revamped Hecht Warehouse building. Here’s some useful tips on getting to us and parking etc.

    TRAVEL & PARKING INFO.

    Visiting the Eikon Photography Studio + Office

    Whilst our address is officially 1401 New York Ave NE,  the entrance to the building is actually on Hecht Ave NE. rather than New York Ave

    via Automobile – YAY – FREE 2 HOUR PARKING!! There’s a free two hour parking at the garage opposite. The entrance to the garage is 1474 Okie St NE

    via taxi, Uber or Lyft – The best address to provide for ride services like Uber, taxi or Lyft is 1406 Okie St NE from which you can see the entrance right there!

  • PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO : DO YOU HAVE PARKING?

    Yes see above. Plus it’s free for two hours! That’s hard to beat.

  • WHAT’S YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

    Cancellation Policy. Since time has been reserved especially for you, if you need to cancel an appointment, we will need a minimum notice of one business day prior to the appointment. This will enable us to offer your appointment time to another client. Unfortunately, if we do not have sufficient notice, we reserve the right to bill you for the full amount of the scheduled service. We sincerely appreciate your consideration in honoring our cancellation policy.

  • WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY HEADSHOTS?

    If you are unhappy, then we will gladly reshoot, retouch or refund. No hard feelings!

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