FAQ HOME ATTIRE SKIN QUICK-TIPS HOW-IT-WORKS PRE-SHOOT MEN & WOMEN SUCCESS ON BRAND BUILDING STARTS HERE Make a Great first impression! Make a memorable statement with my CORPORATE HEADSHOTS! ATTIRE Comfortable. Classic. You. With proper clothing, your face commands attention and clothing itself becomes secondary. Wearing the wrong clothing takes attention away from where you want it — on you and on your face. Wear something that is classic, comfortable and ultimately your style - represents who you are and shows off your personality. Let us help you choose your look, examples ranging from business formal to casual shown below.When considering clothing options, texture can be terrific. Avoid baggy clothes. Avoid bright patterns. Your clothes should fit well so you don't appear boxy. Dark colors (deep red, blue, green and black) usually work the best, but sometimes bright colors can be amazing. Choose colors that bring out your eyes (if you have lite eyes, look for nice grey/blue shirts as well as pure blue). Generally, keep the shirts darker than your skin tone (though white and cream tones, especially for women, can be gorgeous). Bring eight to ten tops, though we won't use that many. Also, bring a variety of necklines.For men, layering is wonderful- a blazer and collar shirt, for example, or a t-shirt and light fall jacket. Also, thermals, crew necks and v-necks are fantastic! For women, layering can work as well, but it's usually a good idea to keep it simple. Sheer material is very nice, and spaghetti strap tank tops, scoop necks and v-necks are wonderful. Make sure to keep your neckline open. By the way, any of these rules can be broken to great effect. Bring whatever makes you feel attractive, even if it is contradicting everything I just wrote. COSTUME DONT'S Avoid wearing bold stripes, plaids, checks, dots, and prints, they are confusing and do not photograph well—patterns are fine, as long as they’re not too distracting.Avoid light colors that approximate flesh tones such as beige, tan, peach, pink, white, and yellow.Avoid solid black which will photograph flat, and lack detail and dimension.Avoid wearing a light-gray suit.Avoid turtlenecksYou might consider avoiding red. Do not wear short sleeves for a head-and-shoulders portrait. GlassesIf you wear glasses most of the time, I recommend wearing them for your portrait.Because of reflections, please be prepared to take out the lenses or to bring an extra frame without lenses. DO YOU PROVIDE OUTFITS?For hygiene reasons and size preference, we recommend you bring your own outfits. Take a look on the internet and be inspired by the latest looks. Prepare well and you’ll be less stressed on the day of your headshot shoot. Call the team today for more information. SKIN CARE Digital photography is a sharp medium, so skin care is especially important. However, be gentle! Remember, your face is sensitive!Everyone (even men) should have a skin care routine. But, if you don’t currently have one, please begin at least a week before your appointment.The following steps are simple, and will take only a couple of minutes to do:Wash your face in the morning and before you go to bed with a gentle cream cleanser. If you have very oily skin, you can use a foaming cleanser, becuase foaming agents help to dry out your skin. (Please note that having an oily t-zone is considered normal skin, not oily). Get rid of the extra impurities left behind that the cleanser cannot get by using a gentle toner (meaning, if it stings, it's too harsh!) Toners also add nutrients to the skin, and help its overall health and appearance.Moisturize! If you have oily skin, use an oil control moisturizer. (Yes, even you have to moisturize!) Moisture is important for so many reasons. It prevents premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles, promotes healthy cell rejuvination, fills in your pours instead of dirt, grime and/or makeup, as well as keeping your skin properly hydrated, which all skin types need. The more you do this, the less you'll have to worry about exfoliating... LIPS: Therapy; basic lip balm (great value!)FYI: On the day of the shoot, if you wake up with puffiness under the eyes, put any kind of cold compress on them. The cold will help the swelling go down. A second option is to refrigerate boiled green tea bags. The cool will de-puff, while the antioxidants in the tea will help with any discoloration (dark circles). But in all honesty... don't stress! INSPIRE NEW BUSINESS TO CONNECT WITH YOU Gallery Packages About TIME TO BOOK YOUR SESSION? Contact I CREATE EXCEPTIONAL CORPORATE HEADSHOTS AND BUSINESS PORTRAITS & MORE. QUICK TIPS How far do you travel? Nationwide. I am freelancing for various international magazines, hence I travel all over India for editorials. Just give me a call and I can discuss the specifics. What other types of photography services are provided? Corporate portrait, Executive Headshot, Editorial and Cover Page Photoshoot and Candid Lifestyle Portrait for Corporate. In one word, I am specialised various portraits and headshot for business and media portfolio needs. Where is the photo studio located? Photography studio is conveniently located in Bangalore, India. For the full address and a map check out our contact page. I travel all over India for editorials, on location Corporate Photography. Can you come to our office for shoots? Yes. We can bring our studio to you. Our travel kit includes all lighting, background and computer equipment so we can provide the same studio experience at your location. Is retouching available? Retouching is included in the executive portrait package and is always available. I subtly enhance an image into the most flattering, natural presentation possible. But I dont provide any structural or cosmetic changes. Can you add custom color backgrounds to the photos in Photoshop? Yes. We have found that a lot of businesses want the option of a certain color other than white as their backdrop. This is a service we offer and it is not part of the complementary re-touching, so there is not an extra fee. If this is something you desire, let’s talk about this PRIOR to the shoot. Are you able to work with a photo checklist we provide? I strongly encourage photo shot lists. I find it particularly helpful during the formal portraits. It’s my job to help you create the memories you will treasure for a lifetime. It’s a great thing to think through these kind of details in advance, as on your portrait shoot day, you don’t want to think about anything! Do I own the photos? Absolutely. You paid for them. Many photographers won’t release high resolution photos from your session without additional payment. They say it’s for “quality control,” but really they just want to make backend money by charging you extra fees. It’s like double dipping, and you should be very wary of anyone who won’t give you the photos you’ve hired them to take. Payments After Completion of successful shoot, Payments will trasffered to my account by Bank Transfer, Digital UPi Pay or Cash. Kindly check the complete work flow steps in Packages section to understand the process. What will I receive after the shoot and how soon? when you contact us initially, please tell us the approximate number of people you’ll need shot, the date/s, the location, and what you’re using the photos for (website, print material, etc). That’s all we’ll need, and we’ll be able to get you a quote, After the photo shoot is over, you’ll receive all the proof size photos uploaded to an online drive before retouching begins, usually in a day or two depending on the volume. We will make this a smooth as possible for you. You’ll select your choices for retouch, and we’ll set turnaround time expectations before the photo shoot so we’re all on the same page. Just give me a call and I can discuss specifics. What is your re-scheduling and cancellation policy? Crazy things happen all the time. I strongly recommend you make sure your schedule is clear before booking, but if something does come up, you can let me know up to 48 hours ahead of time and we’ll find a new time for you. HOW IT WORKS Step 1 : Connection Connet over Phone, email or message. We will discuss your requirements, your questions, help you select the right packages, tentative shoot date & time, and location. Step 2 : Confirmation Email or Message confirmation preffered. In case you need Quotation, Bank Details, Vendor Registration and Invoicing, will be done at this stage. Step 3 : Shoot Shoot will be done at Studio(My Premises) or you selected/designated location. I will cheach a hour prior to the shoot at least for Recce and location/backdrop selection. Step 4 : Payments After Completion of successful shoot, Payments will trasffered to my account by Bank Transfer, Digital UPi Pay or Cash. Step 8 : Thank You!! You will kindly provide a suitable Google Review and recommend to your circle as you wish. Step 7 : Final Delivery I will Retouch, include skin blemishes removal, Dynamic Ratio enhancement, Background Cleanup if required, Composition, Fine Tuning of Exposure, Sharpness, Adavnced Color Color, etc. And Will deliver to You digital soft copies. Step 6 : Image Selection You will selected your choice of Images for further Retouching. Corporate Images are retouched to a minimum to reserve the naturality. You need to send me the Filename and number only. Step 5 : RAW Images I will deliver you Processed RAW Images(magazine grade softcopy), Expect Color Corrected, White Balanced, Exposure, Sharpness, Curves and Levels and Skin Tones adjusted images to delivered to you digitally. FEW POINTS: All the rates are exclusive of taxes. Assuming you will travel to my Studio. Please mentioned your preffered date and time. Kindly be on time. I accept G-Pay, PayTm, Bank Transfer and Cash Payment, Images will be delivered after receiving the complete payment. I'll upload images to cloud, suitable to you, Google Drive, WeTRansfer. Kindly download asap, as I keep deleting old images. A PROFESSIONAL IMAGE ATTRACTS GREAT BUSINESS Thank you for choosing to view my corporate headshots website. A corporate headshot with Arindom Chowdhury Photography is much more than just a photograph - it's a marketing tool. It's almost certain that before people contact you, your prospective clients are going to investigate what you look like, to see whom they'll be dealing with. Professional business headshots or portrait for Internet or Print Media accompanied with a smart outfit can inspire people to make an approach - poor quality images will put people off! Your image is important to you, is it not? I'm an expert in the corporate headshot & commercial protrait photography world, I have managed to help many people just like you to create dynamic images, which help generate you new clients and therefore help boost your enquires and bookings. Please do not underestimate the power of a great first impression! Arindom Chowdhury Photography work from a highly sophisticated photo shoot studio in Bangalore, India. I am also available to bring our portable set to your business address all over India. As you sit here reading this, you might have already started to feel how great it will be to have your corporate headshot updated or even created for the first time. You will no doubt enjoy greater success in your line of work, but don't take my word for it, visit my reviews section and read about what my clients have to say. I do realise that you have a great choice of corporate and commercial photographers in India, we promise you that Arindom Chowdhury Photography will continue to work hard to offer you the best corporate headshot in India. We look forward to meeting you soon. - If you feel my exceptional image quality and style suits your needs, check out our pricing page or alternatively give me a call if you have any questions on +91 99020 70062. headshot photos by Arindom was a memorable experience... Listen to my clients ... ... Arindom is a delight when you're in a shoot with him... PRE-SHOOT ADVICE FOR MEN & WOMEN Be yourself, but achieve the best version of you. Making an effort on how you look will create the best first impression, stay true to your personality and business sector. If you're working with an agent, manager, publicist or casting director, please discuss specifics with them before the shoot. Make sure you know what they need from the session. Have them be as specific as possible.Bring a comfortable pair of shoes for walking. Women, if you like the way you feel in heels, have a pair handy. If it's cold, bring a warm jacket and gloves. Also, I have an IPOD Dock Station, so bring your IPOD along if you have one and you can listen to your own music while we're in my studio. If you need a haircut, I highly recommend to give yourself a week or so to get comfortable with your haircut before we shoot. Anyway, I will help you with grooming and maintenance of your hair. Make sure to get some rest the night before. Just be moderately rested and in a good mood, and I'll take care of everything else. We will also help you stylize your looks, accessories, hand hold you through out the process and send you a detailed guideline document (if required) as part of our on boarding process. Finally, make sure to arrive on time. The time allotted begins when the session is scheduled to start. Since I'm pretty far uptown, allow for extra travel time. Keep your schedule flexible for our shoot. I’M NEW TO THIS Don’t worry, you’re in safe hands. We give you a lot of guidance throughout your corporate photoshoot. Our headshot photographers are trained to help you boost your confidence whilst being creative, delivering the best corporate headshot you’ve ever had. POSING GUIDANCE Everyone needs guidance when it comes to posing for corporate headshots. We patiently help you throughout your corporate headshot photo shoot to make sure we bring out the best of your personality. CONSIDER YOUR OUTFIT! There are no rules to what you should wear, however, we find strong colours and pastel colours work best when patterns are minimised. Tie wearers should focus on the knot, whilst shirt wearers should consider complimenting the look with a suit jacket. GET YOUR HEAD DOWN :) Getting a good night's sleep is easier said than done for many busy business people but try and get as much rest as possible the night before your shoot. Nobody wants to do business with somebody who looks exhausted and turning up feeling refreshed and awake will really come across in the picture. TIPS - MEN TIES, SHIRTS & SUITS Solid colour ties made from pure silk look sharp. For a more casual look go for a knitted tie. If in doubt bring a few and let us give you our advice. Make sure you wear a shirt collar that covers the noose and cover the top button with no gaps.What a difference a fitted shirt makes. Splash out and be George Clooney for a day. It’s well worth it. When it comes to shirts white or pastels look best. Tailored suits also stand out. Solid colors work best. Stay away from stripes or patterns. LESS CORPORATE LOOKS Being in London we like to dictate fashion and sometimes it doesn’t include a suit and tie. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a techy, a trendy chef, an artist or a blogger and worth millions like Mark Zuckerberg, you will have the need to express yourself, and we encourage this, but please … stay away from HOODIES. Instead, think more along the lines of contemporary fashion. Plan your outfits to look sharp and feel confident. Inspire your prospective clients to reach out to you. NAILS & ACCESSORIES You may have heard it over and over again: You are your best accessory. Prepare well by getting a manicure. Yes that’s right, we just said get a manicure. Clean looking nails add to your image of success. Add accessories like a watch, pocket square, tie pin and cuff links. Clients want to connect with successful people. Let us help you put your best foot forward. TIPS - WOMEN SUIT JACKETS, SLEEVELESS DRESSES, PATTERNS, COLOURS & JEWELLERY We recommend a suit jacket with any dress or blouse to give you a flattering contrast. Keep your blouses solid light colours like whites and pastels, and keep the jackets darker. Avoid complex patterns as they will look distorted once we process your images. LESS CORPORATE LOOKS Step out in style and express yourself your way. London reinvents itself constantly and it’s not always with a business suit. Define your passion for your work with a contemporary look that your new clients will connect with. HAIR ROOTS & NAILS Coloring hair digitally is time consuming and rarely looks real. Visit a salon prior to your appointment to take care of your roots and definitely have our hair and make up stylist, style your hair. Make the extra effort and be extra happy. Amazing looking nails will help you stand out from the crowd. French manicured, pale/nude colors for professionals or dark deep colors for a more casual look. If you are planning on different colored outfits it’s best to keep the nail color neutral. Make the extra effort and be extra happy. SOME COMMON MISTAKES EYE CONTACT When you look a person in the eye you communicate confidence and conviction, knowledge and authority. Engage with your audience through the power of a great headshot. Show them you are the number one choice for the product or service they need. At Corporate Headshots in London we take the time to get to know you and what fires your passions for the work you do. We then illustrate this in the headshots we take. TOO CLOSE Invading one’s personal space can be a sign of aggression and creates a negative reaction. When building trust and respect between you and your clients it is important to put them at ease and make them feel comfortable. Trust us to take the headshots you need so that people feel the respect they deserve in their business interactions with you. We will help capture your brand and deliver your vision. PHOTOS ON THE CLOUD We provide you high resolution digital images which are stored on GOOGLE DRIVE/WE TRANSFER and completely free of copyright. They are yours to keep and use forever. You can print them as many times as you wish, email them to family and friends, sell them or put them on billboards. You can use them in any and all media in a way you choose. Different rules apply for commercial jobs. WHAT IS RETOUCHING? Every package comes with at least one free retouched image. Retouching is a creative digital way to smooth your skin and reduce some spots and blemishes. ... and Finally Have fun with it! Remember you’re having a photo session, not a board meeting. Smile from within! show people who you are!!