Athello Media


The Right Headshot

Studio Backdrop or On Location

Plain backgrounds are a great option for a anyone who needs a multi-purpose headshot.

Environmental headshots showcase you in your natural element. 

Studio Headshots

Why a studio background?

  • Professionalism: A plain background, often in neutral colors, exudes a sense of professionalism. It directs the viewer’s attention solely to the subject, making it an ideal choice for corporate profiles and formal presentations.

  • Versatility: Plain backgrounds are versatile and can be easily adapted to different contexts. Whether you’re updating your LinkedIn profile or submitting materials for a job application, a plain background headshot ensures a clean and polished appearance.

  • Consistency: If you’re part of a team or organization, using plain background headshots across the board creates a cohesive and unified look, reinforcing your brand image. 

Environmental Headshots

Why take photos on location?

  • Contextual Storytelling: An environmental headshot taken on location provides context and tells a story. Whether it’s in your place of business, a cityscape, or a natural setting, the background can communicate aspects of your personality and profession.

  • Authenticity: Environmental headshots capture you in your natural element. The background you choose can reinforce your trustworthiness, professionalism, creativity, or approachability.

  • Visual Interest: The dynamic background adds visual interest to the image, making it stand out. This can be particularly advantageous if you want your headshot to be memorable and convey a unique identity.

Choosing a Location For Environmental Headshots

Planning is crucial for environmental headshots. If your place of business suits your brand, we’ll scout or video call to make sure there is enough space for quality headshots. If you don’t have a place to shoot, we can help you select a studio or rental location that aligns with your personal or professional brand.

Ultimately, the choice between a plain background and an environmental location depends on your goals, profession, and personal style.

Whether you opt for the simplicity of a studio background or the authenticity of a fitting location, a well-executed headshot is a powerful tool in establishing your professional identity.

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