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Why a Remote Headshot is the Hot Trend of 2021

By July 22, 2021September 17th, 2021No Comments

Keeping up in today’s business world is a lot about knowing what is trending and hopping on that wave. Thus, you definitely want your headshot to be representative of these latest trends! And to no one’s surprise, a remote headshot is up there with the hottest business and branding trends of the year. 

According to Forbes, 3 out of the 10 biggest business trends for 2021 involve virtual interfaces, working remotely, and business model innovation. All things that add up to having a remote headshot! And another 3 of the trends relate directly to creating meaning, social engagement, and sustainability. These are all part of your branding toolkit that can be enhanced with a remote headshot. Let’s dive on in to discuss how it all works. 

A Remote Headshot is Pandemic Chic

When the Coronavirus Pandemic hit in early 2020, life changed drastically. The biggest and most lasting change has been the move to more remote workspaces. In fact, this change was put in place due to social distancing, and effort to keep individuals from separate family groups apart to avoid the risk of spreading the contagion. 

Just as folks started working remotely, we came to realize how many other aspects of business needed to adapt to that model. Take headshot photography. In the midst of a pandemic, it was not safe or practical to have a stranger (photographer) come to your home or place of business and stand nearby to take your photo. That just wasn’t a safe option! 

However, necessity breeds ingenuity. Heroic Headshots was born from the need to provide individuals and teams with high-quality but remote headshot photos. Heroic Headshots provides a safe, easy model to take your own headshot and have it retouched by a world-class photo editor. It’s the epitome of pandemic chic!

More Conference Calls

Along with remote and hybrid work schedules came the influx of conference calls filling up our calendars. In fact, the web and video conferencing market increased a mind-boggling 500% in the first two months of the pandemic! 

As businesses started meeting virtually with Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom, people suddenly needed to set up avatars. Instead of a black box with your name or initials, a great remote headshot makes a perfect excuse to keep your video off during those early morning calls. No need to worry about wardrobe malfunctions or an errant family member walking through your meeting. 

Saves Time & Money

Before the pandemic, the status quo method of obtaining a professional headshot took a fair amount of time and money. First, you had to find a photographer who had availability and wasn’t completely overpriced. Then you had to schedule the shoot and pray that you’d have a good hair day the morning of the shoot. Spill something on yourself right before photo time? Maybe the photographer can edit out that mess for an added fee. 

Or even worse, maybe you get your photos back and you hate the face you’re making in each and every one of them. May as well just flush that time and money down the tubes. 

When you take a remote headshot with Heroic Headshots, you are in charge of your own destiny. Your headshot will be significantly more affordable than a standard photoshoot. And better yet, you’ll have all the flexibility you’ll need to take the perfect photo.  When you purchase your Heroic Headshots, you’re given a guide and tutorial on how to take a great photo. Then you get all the time you need to plan out your wardrobe, poses, etc. 

If you planned to take your photos on a Saturday and wake up with a big zit – no problem! Just wait it out and take your photo the next week. You’re on no one’s timeline but your own. And you can take as many photos as you need to (using nothing but your cellphone!) to capture the perfect photo. 

A Remote Headshot Allows for More Individualization

As we mentioned with the Forbes business trends, there’s a movement to “have more purpose and meaning in our jobs.” People are redefining themselves, rebranding, and focusing on the work that matters to them most. When you take the reins with a remote headshot, you can imbue it with real personalization. 

It could be through the colors you use, your focus on brand storytelling, or just the ease and realness of being responsible for your photo. Whatever the x-factor is, a remote headshot can be a more meaningful, honest representation of you and your business. 

As you develop more of a personal brand, your headshot becomes more valuable. This image will be used across virtual platforms. It will be the version of you that people see most often and recognize. You want to make sure it reflects who you are. 

It’s Easier to Update

You want your headshot to represent you. But if you’re only getting professional headshots done every few years, it’s likely that what you’re posting online doesn’t reflect your current look. In 2021 we are seeing a shift toward more casual appearances. Because more people are working from home than ever before, we are seeing the styles adapt. 

In fact, as a result of stay-at-home orders and many salons remaining closed, we’ve seen many new hair color trends. So if you’re someone who likes to change up your hair color and style, or you’ve changed your wardrobe style, a remote headshot is much easier to update. 

Most people don’t update their headshots as frequently as they should, because traditional photoshoots can be cost-prohibitive. With the ease and affordability of Heroic Headshots, if you make a major change – whether physically or strategically – you can update our remote headshot. 

How to Get Your Own Remote Headshot

Now it’s time for you to take advantage of this hot trend and get your own remote headshot! It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. Purchase your Heroic Headshot, take your photo, and submit! The talented team at Heroic Headshots will guide you along the way with a tutorial to help you take a great photo. And then our world-class editors will retouch your photo and get it back to you within 3 business days. And then voila, you have taken advantage of one of the hottest trends of 2021!