What kind of photograph should I provide for myself or my staff?
We recommend large high-quality, professionally taken photographs. Your photo is how most people will initially “get to know” you and your team, so a good photograph is essential for a good impression and will enhance your credibility and authority. (A candid shot of you and a friend – or even a coworker – in front of a busy background with poor lighting will not.)
Most websites we build have an About page showcasing the owners and/or staff of the company. To best do so, we generally recommend a professional headshot-style photo, of at least 1000×1000 pixels, with a single person in the frame and a clean, simple background, for each of your staff members. In some cases a professional group photo may be more appropriate. Many photographers in San Francisco and beyond specialize in headshots at a reasonable price.
If you are unable to hire a professional photographer, most modern cameras (even an iPhone) are capable of producing a quality, professional-looking image, but some care is needed in choosing your appearance, the framing, the background, and the lighting. Check out Tips for a Great Headshot by Tara Butler for more details.
Remember, your website represents your brand. You chose Razorfrog for a beautiful, professional website — so choose a beautiful, professional photograph as well.Back to FAQs