Headshot Photographer San Diego
Internationally acclaimed headshot photographer Laurens Antoine brings editorial style headshots to San Diego.
Five things to look for in a headshot photographer in San Diego:
- Your headshot photographer should have experience. Being talented taking headshots isn’t enough. A seasoned headshot photographer knows how to send the right message. Pretty pictures alone won’t do it!
- A big well equipped studio with proper lighting is essential for any headshot photographer to have. Separate location equipment and lighting is important too.
- There are natural skills needed to. Good composition is an important skill for any headshot photographer.
- There are many ways to retouch headshots. You don’t want to have glowing skin like a glamour shot, nor do you want that cheap plastic looking skin tone unexperienced headshot photographers so often put out.
- See who your headshot photographer has shot. That can be very telling!
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San Diego’s Most Acclaimed Headshots
Learn about our different headshot offerings including all that goes into our acclaimed Modern Headshot.
Highest rated headshot photographer in California.
Most reviewed headshot photographer in California.
Extremely competitive pricing for groups.
Unmatched customer service, and delivery.
Big, small.. We love our clients!
3000 foot state of the art studio!
Your Important Message
People naturally look at pictures before reading words. When someone views your headshot, a message is instantly received. No amount of written words will significantly change that impression.
Every profession has a preferable message, and each individual has a desired fine tuning of that message.
This important messaging overlooked by most headshot photographers! We conjure up powerful adjectives in the viewers minds when they see your headshot. We take the time to understand you, your business, and goals to get it right.
As examples, a realtor may want the highest weight put on adjectives such as trustworthy, professional, and knowledgeable for their headshot. A trial lawyer may prefer unyielding, or fierce. A psychologist; caring, understanding, and professional.
Headhsots can also leave positive impressions. Using the realtor example again, a good thought left may be “that’s someone I’d be comfortable spending a lot of time in a car with”. This psychology is an important part of a headshot photographers job.
All this really matters! Not just because a picture is worth a thousand words, but also because chances are, the person viewing your headshot won’t even read ten of them.
Posing and Smiling. A New Way!
Are you very photogenic? Most people aren’t, but we have ways around that!
The mark of a great headshot is how you connect with viewers. Body language and natural expressions are a must. Sound daunting? It’s not – read on..
A fake smile is completely obvious. You’ve seen proof of this every time you’ve bought a car or appliance. We will never ask you to smile or say “cheese”. Instead, we’ll bring out an effortless smile by making you feel like you are talking to a friend.
We have ingenious and comfortable ways for you to pose too. We’ll place your feet and have you stand or lean in a comfortable way. Our methods are very easy, even for those that hate having a picture taken.
Not Your Granny's Headshot!
Headshots have evolved. Be it your company’s website, or simply Linkedin, today’s market dictates that all professionals need one. With this growth, headshot photographers have had to modernize. Yet few have.
Gone are the days of cloud patterned backgrounds, gradient lit seemless paper, and cheesy sunsets. Contemporary headshots must look smart and modern. The focus is on the subject’s expression and connection, not the background.
Few headshot photographers have adapted. They learn old school methods that leave subjects looking, well, old school. Look at images on our website. Compare them to others.
Dynamic Lighting That Makes You Pop
By nature, photographs are flat. Our dynamic lighting makes them appear three dimensional where you pop off the canvas. facial contouring shows off your best features while the contrast hides others.
This not only makes you look better, but also appear more real. The viewer connects better with you through your headshot.
This is accomplished by using a lot of finely tuned lights and modifiers, a skill set not well understood by most headshot photographers. This tuned lighting comes from above, and below you. In front of, and behind you. The mix of modifiers bath you in soft light while harder key lights sculpt your head and face.
If you are wondering how we do this at your venue, our location studio recreates it as well.
Retouching to Look Your Best
Retouching (Photoshopping), is an incredibly misused word. Many headshot photographers call edited images “retouched”. There are many tricks and shortcuts to retouching including quick to be used filters that give your skin a plastic look, or that awful dreamy glamour look you so often see.
Our Modern headshots are all hand retouched using a proprietary process called Layer Blending Technology (LBT). LBT is a process used by glossy New York magazines that require a perfect look, without looking fake. You look better, never fake, and all your character is retained. No one will say “how old was your picture”.
Aside from just being proprietary (we are the only studio in California to use it), it’s expensive. However, our huge volume allows us to offer it as an included feature of all our Modern Headshots.
See before and after examples here.
Headshot Looks Great - Now What?
What an exciting day, you just got your images back from your headshot photographer. But wait, it’s too big to upload online, and the sie ratio looks weird. Now what?
We deliver all our Modern Headshots in at least three formats:
- LS; landscape oriented with negative space to the side.
- PT; square an opened up so it can be cropped as desired.
- Linkedin: A ready to upload tightly cropped version perfect on Linkedin.
Need something else like a print file for a brochure, or a blow up for an add or billboard? We are a phone call away and will create whatever is needed for a small admin fee. Service doesn’t stop after delivery with us!
For those that are on a budget, we offer our very competively priced Traditional Headshots.
While priced to compete with lesser expereinced headshot photographers and budget studios, the quality of our Traditional Headshots won’t be beat by anone else. We apply most the techniques we do to our Modern Headshots within a smaller time window.
For a complete list of the differences between Traditional and Modern, view our pricing page for all the details.
Light Up Linkedin!
Just looking for a headshot for Linkedin or other social media? Our Social Media package may be all you need!
Streamlined for low resolution use online, this solution gives you plenty of headroom to also use it on your resume. The 375 px by 375 px size is tuned for Linkedin’s compression algorithm to still loook great after the upload.
Executive Environmental Portraits
If you want to show off your digs, or tell a story about your location as well as yourself, our Executive Environmental Portraits may be the perfect solution.
Crafted to tell a story, we blend scenery along with all our Modern Headshot features to provide viewers with more.
Environmental Portraits are only recommended when booking groups.