People photography tips for your website

Having good people pictures on your website can greatly improve the conversion ratio and lead to higher returns.  Here are a few of my tips for taking photographs of you staff for your website.

My general rules are:

  1. Make sure the subject has a warm, welcoming and friendly smile.
  2. Take lots of shots, so you have some good ones to choose.
  3. If the photo is going to have the subject cut out from its background and placed on another background, try to shoot the subject with a simplified or plain background.  This makes the process of cutting them out better.
  4. If you’re going to shoot outside, shoot in the shade and turn on your flash to provide remove the facial shadows and some wrinkles.