My first LinkedIn headshot was taken by a friend in my living room. After 2 hours of shooting, 3 different lamps moved into 5 different positions, followed by another 4 hours of editing, I got a respectable photo.
My current photo was taken by the wonderful Tara Gimmer. Because she was at a conference I was attending, it was easier to make happen than if I had done it on my own.
We all want good-looking professional photos, but while the best photos are taken by a professional photographer, that can be expensive and inconvenient.
Drum roll, please! A professional-looking photo in under $100 is just around the corner!
Target or JC Penney?
Here’s what I know:
Target and JC Penney have portrait studios at selected stores and they make it extremely simple to set up an appointment. The websites for Target and JC Penney, respectively, are: targetportraits.com and jcpportraits.com
(If you’ve click on both these sites, you may have noticed they’re exactly the same design and setup — the companies apparently use the same scheduling service.)
Enter your Zip Code.
Pick a date and time that works for you.
Enter your information.
Get your confirmation.
But, there’s more! They provide coupons, discounts and other offers, right on the website!
JC Penney’s Site:
Here’s a sample gallery on the website.
* I strongly recommend a white or light grey background. To my taste, the fake marbled background looks a bit dated.
Having a professional headshot is priceless in the online world today. With the online scheduler, it couldn’t be easier to get a great photo around the corner from your home or work — all for about $100.
And, although it’s not very glamorous, it is affordable and amazingly convenient. And, once you’re done, you can pick up that beer or pack of diapers you’ve been needing to buy!
Celina Guerrero is founder of Los Angeles-based coaching and training company, Social to Sales. We help you transform your expertise into revenue through personal branding, social selling and digital influence.
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