Author Archives: Ally Whitlock

Top Tips for Dressing for Success in your Business Headshot

Many people dread having their photo taken, whether it be a bride or groom on their wedding day or a business person having their portrait taken for the company website. Sadly for many the biggest concern is how they will ‘look’ in the photos.

As photographers we can make you look great through flattering posing, correct lighting, the choice of location & helping you feel comfortable & relaxed in front of our camera. Comfortable & relaxed in front of the lens equals comfortable & relaxed photos! Continue Reading

Studio or Location Professional Headshot? Which is better for your business?

With online presence playing such key role in the success of businesses, there is one thing that almost every professional needs: a professional headshot photo! Whether it’s for use the company website or your LinkedIn profile, your professional headshot forms part of your first introduction to prospective clients, customers and business associates. First impressions count… Continue Reading

Five reasons why you need a professional headshot

1. First Impressions Count In today’s society online presence plays such key role in the success of businesses.  First impressions count and often your first introduction to prospective clients, customers and business associates is through the photo on your website or social media pages.  Which is why you need to make this photo count! Continue Reading

Does your LinkedIn Profile Photo help or hinder social networking?

By Ally Whitlock, Stonelock Photography Our survey reveals attitudes toward LinkedInTM Profile images Last month Stonelock Photography sponsored a survey, conducted among attendees at the We Mean Business Expo in Croydon (UK). The results showed that three quarters of respondents are not following best practice social media recommendations when it comes to their LinkedIn profile… Continue Reading

License to shoot (aka ‘a brief guide to photo licenses’)

By Ally Whitlock, Stonelock Photography This is a very brief overview about licenses for using photos both online and offline. As photographers we are talking about license from a photography point of view, but many of the same principles apply for any creative media whether that be video, illustration, words or music. Photos are an important… Continue Reading

The importance of professional product photos for e-commerce

By Ally Whitlock, Stonelock Photography Are you building an e-commerce site?  You definitely need captivating photography! Think for a minute about your own shopping habits and what influences your buying decisions when you are out shopping. Who are you more likely to buy from, the smart, clean, brightly lit store with an innovative and creative… Continue Reading

The Importance of a professional headshot

By Ally Whitlock, Stonelock Photography With online presence in today’s society playing such a huge role in the successes of businesses, the photo on your company website or social media profile is often your first introduction to prospective clients, customers and business associates. When someone sees your profile photo online they will make assumptions based… Continue Reading