HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE SHOOT
Balázs Tóth Hungary's number one headshot photographer, one of the 100 best in the world. He has taken portraits of more than 2,000 people, including managers of companies such as Morgan Stanley, Wizz Air, Legrand, CBRE, HAYS.
Richard Halasi has been strengthening our team since 2020, and he can already boast of hundreds of satisfied customers. Richi learned the tricks of portrait photography from Balázs, so you will be in very good hands in front of his camera.
'Our goal is for your colleagues to experience corporate portrait photography as a special experience instead of a necessary evil.
Together we will create the best photo of your life, in a maximum of 15 minutes. And I personally guarantee that.'
The photoshoot location depends on the agreement, either our studio or the location designated by your company.
The address of our studio: 1085 Budapest, József körút 65 (doorbell #31, 3rd floor)
Due to the bike lane on József körút, it is unfortunately difficult to find a place around the house. If you arrive by car, we recommend that you park your car in the Corvin Plaza parking lot.
PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESS FOR CORPORATE CLIENTS
At the beginning of the photoshoot, we select from the clothes you brought. You can find a more detailed description of the recommended items of clothing below.
After that, for women we prepare makeup, which takes roughly 30 minutes. We create natural makeup for our business portraits that matches your style.
The duration of company photo shoots is typically 15-20 minutes per person. The pictures taken are instantly uploaded to a computer, so we can constantly look back at them together. Looking back at the pictures, we discuss the settings that work well for you, and we continue the session accordingly. You will choose the final images to be retouched with the photographer during the session.
We do not hand over raw images in any form. If you would like to purchase retouched images in addition to those financed by your company, you have the option to do so as well. We can discuss this during the photo shoot.
The retouched images are sent in digital form via a file sharing system, usually within 10 working days after the photo shoot to the contact person of your company.
HOW YOU SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE PHOTO SESSION?
1. GOOD SLEEP
The most important rule is to try to rest properly the day before the photo shoot. Yes, we know, this is the most difficult task. :)
Choose clothes for the photo shoot in which you feel good.
If you come to our studio, we ask you to bring as many clothes as possible, then we will choose together which ones to take photos in.
Plain color or simple large patterns work the best on photos.
Dresses with interesting necklines are the best. The deep cut dresses do not look good on headshots.
It is worth paying attention to appropriate size of the dressing. Tight-fitting, slim-fit clothes look best in pictures. Make sure that the neck of the shirt or blouse fits tight when fully buttoned up.
For women: blouses, blazers, plain tops, dresses with interesting necks, tight sweaters
For men: elegant plain shirts, thin jacket, tie (depending on company policy)
You should check out our portfolio at this link, to get an idea of what clothes other people brought, which worked well.
3. MAKEUP and HAIRSTYLE
For women appropriate makeup is essential for headshots and portraits. We work with several proven make-up artists who know well what kind of make-up looks good under studio lights. It is best if you arrive without makeup. If you don't feel comfortable without makeup on the street, that's no problem, we'll help you wash it off during the photo shoot.
Hairstyle is a sensitive topic for women, I think that you should come with a hairstyle you wear during weekdays. It is best if you schedule it so that you go to your hairdresser shortly before the photo shoot.
Please come with freshly washed hair is possible.
During the photo shoot, we will help you arrange your hair so that your existing hairstyle can be seen in the best possible way in the photos.
For men no makeup needed, minor skin defects can be corrected quickly during post-production.
SOME OF TRICKS WE USE
I recommend my following two short videos (only in Hungarian, sorry!). These little tips and tricks will help you look even better in the pictures we are taking.
Don't worry, you don't need to practice these in advance, we will help you find your best angles during the photo shoot!