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Free Headshot Critique

FREE HEADSHOT CRITIQUE

Studies show that it takes less than a second for people to form an opinion on you!
Are you trustworthy, friendly, reliable and professional? Or do you appear quite the opposite?

See yourself with the eyes of a professional, who is the preferred partner of a dozen headhunters in Genève / Geneva.

Comment below for a free critique of your LinkedIn profile photo.

Business Portrait in Market Magazine of Headhunter Christophe Mauron

While over the years I have been getting used to see my work published in different magazines, it is always a pleasure to discover my portraits in printed format. It makes me feel like a kid before the Christmas tree, regardless of brochures, print media and magazines or a company newsletter.

Christophe Mauron of Lotus Partners Executive Search in Genève / Geneva. Photo Credit: Patric Pop Photo Studio

Christophe Mauron of Lotus Partners Executive Search in Genève / Geneva. Photo Credit: Patric Pop Photo Studio

This time, I found my portrait of Christope Mauron, Founder of Lotus Partners Executive Search in the Swiss magazine Market that aims for the HWNI (High Net Worth Individuals).

As Headhunter recruiting candidates to top level management postions, Mr. Christophe Mauron knows only too well the importance of an excellent picture. That is .also why he had hired me for taking the Headshots of all the recruiters at Lotus Partners one year earlier.

At the occasion of the photoshoot organized to show the new and beautiful offices in down-town Genève / Geneva, Mr. Mauron asked me to add a portrait shoot for the press publication to the to-do list. We seized the opportunity of radiant weather showing the sights of Geneva overlooking the roofs of old-town from the last floor of the building near Rive and the Rue du Rhône.

The deadline to hand in the final image was tight, but I made sure to Rush deliver the business portrait to the client.

Now, it would have been just so great, if only the magazine would have added the credit to my image. Nobody is perfect.

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New beast on the block.

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Did I mention that my main camera dropped to the floor and was totalled when I tripped over the tethering cable during a corporate headshot session at SITA? I was broken on that day.
And to my sheer happiness, my photodealer just me delivered the only a99ii they received in Genève / Geneva, the new flagship of Sony.

All I can say is: Holy Smokes! Welcome home, baby.
I am sure that this beauty and my artistic talent will allow me to push my professional work even further.

I am looking forward to use this beast on the corporate photoshoot for Headshots and Business Portraits next week, that I just got signed and booked this afternoon!

Stay tuned, my friends. The future looks bright at the end of the tunnel.

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Good Reasons to Renew Your Headshot Business Portrait

Good Reasons to Renew Your Headshot Business Portrait

All of my clients have in common that they are looking to improve their personal and social branding. Some of them are in between jobs. Some simply seek to reposition their identity within the organisation they have been working at for some time.
Finally, some come to see me to announce their appointment to a new role.

Don’t wear patterns to your headshot - unless you own them.

Headshot Portrait by Patric Pop Photo Geneva / Geneve of Dr. Med. Dent. Laetitia Lenga

I usually advocate to wear solid colors when having your headshot taken. Patterns or prints do distract the viewer’s attention away from your key features of your face.
Your expression does consist of a play of eyebrows, eyes and the shape of your lips, also known as smile. The glitter should show in your eyes and not on your sweater or blouse.

In very rare cases, patterns actually do work as in the case of Dr. Med. Dent. Laetitia Lenga of Geneva. The blouse she brought for her Headshot Portrait session - while patterned - did fit perfectly all color tones in the image: white, grey and black.

And as bonus, she totally owned this shot, streaking this sneaky and savvy expression.
Can you tell we did have a good time in my photostudio by Rue du Rhône?
Dr. Lenga is not only talented but also massively funny!

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How many shades does your portrait show?

How many shades does your portrait show?

How many shades does your portrait show?
Accordingly to British researchers, men stare in the mirror 18 times, women even 38 times a day. While these impressive numbers of checking in with your mirrored self reassure you about your familiar features, yet, we seldom take the opportunity to to see us under a - please allow the pun - different light.

Stepping in front of the camera of a professional photographer changes the way you look at yourself. Flaws may be appearing more than expected on the tethered computer screen connected to the camera. When stepping out of your comfort zone, you are confronted with unfamiliar treats brought up by me, your photographer.

First, I do objectively assess all of your face’s features and do coach you to make you look your best. And if I see the potential, we do go the extra mile. In this case, I am absolutely thrilled by this shot taken of Vincent Leroux, who by day works in the high-end real estate business and by night turns into a …

Instead of hiding them, I wanted to portray his trademark, the prominent scars resulting from an emergency surgery when he was a toddler, with over 100 stitches after a dog did chew half of his face off.

And I am very pleased to learn that Vincent is so happy with the result that he took away the tame corporate headshot and uploaded this portrait as his official LinkedIn profile pic.
For sure he stands out of the crowd now - who knows if we are launching a new trend by showing a different shade?

As always, I am happy to answer any questions.
Patric Pop

Official Associate of Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew

Paying attention to your look pays off: +167%

Paying attention to your look pays off: +167%

Paying attention to your look pays off: +167%
This testimonial from my client Zhanara is a wonderful example of how our online presence is valued.
« I always wanted to do a professional headshot which would look beautiful yet smart and natural, which is always a challenge when you work in non-beauty industry as it is hard to keep a balance between all of them. I enjoyed working with Patric and grateful for all ideas and coaching he provided me with to make my best shot. When I changed my profile picture on LinkedIn, the visibility of my profile has increased by 167% vs the previous week – people really do pay attention to your look! »

The way how we position ourselves in the wide world of the interlinked web determines also who notices us. Chances are that we leave a lasting first impression on the viewer, and that recruiters bookmark your profile for future reference.

While I do consult and coach countless clients in outplacement who are seeking to change jobs and transition to new careers, I do have the chance to also work often with individuals who put emphasis on their perceived value.

Investing in an updated Headshot generates improved interest in your profile, stirring up a conversation with business partners, potential clients and within the company itself.

What outcome would you hope happening to you as a result of a new Headshot?

White on White

My client Raphaela rocking the white on white look.

My client Raphaela rocking the white on white look.

When being asked what to wear for having your corporate headshot taken, I do recommend to bring a variety of clothes that you feel comfortable in. Obviously, I am talking about professional looking clothes, not the worn sweater that you still have laying around since university. Most often this includes a dark jacket, and either a shirt or blouse. But sometimes I get positive surprises like this white dress that my client Raphaela brought in. First, we did shoot the more classic version, but I found the look too severe for her welcoming personality.
We then shot her against a grey background and finally settled for the white on white look. With some people the white on white background does not work, but in this case, Raphaela totally rocked it!

The rest is coaching her to be confident in front of the camera. And I got news that my work has helped her land the new job : )
Happy client, happy photographer.

– Patric Pop, Headshot Photographer with Studio at Rive in Geneva, Switzerland
Official Associate of Peter Hurley's Headshot Crew

Highlight of the year: Peter Hurley appoints Patric Pop as Associate Headshot Portrait Photographer

Highlight of the year: Peter Hurley appoints Patric Pop as Associate Headshot Portrait Photographer

Highlight of the year: Making it to Associate of Peter Hurley