Once upon a time in a land called My Adolescence there were people who lived in harsh, brutal conditions. These people used highly primitive forms of communication known as the "home phone" or "land line." Sometimes they wrote "letters" and used something called a "beeper," which the world's top anthropologists are striving to understand. This epoch is known as B.I., or Before iPhone.
We cannot fathom such hardships, like not being able to immediately text our best friend about the latest Game of Thrones, or share this crucial video of a T-Rex dancing to A Chorus Line.
Our smart phones, now-biologically evolved as a second umbilical cord, make things easier and our thumbs busier. That's civilization, people.
However, as great as fan theories and dinosaur pirouettes are, we should not use our phones for certain things. Like raising a small child, or walking.
Or getting your headshot taken for your LinkedIn page or professional website.
Smart phone cameras are great for plenty of photo opportunities. Family from the Midwest visiting New York City for an Ellis Island trip? Bring it. Randomly see Matt Damon being an awesome dad? Snap that.
But when it comes to getting a picture that is high resolution, well-lit, expertly framed, and flattering to your best facial and body angles, when it comes to showing employers, employees and clients that you're going to go that extra mile in every detail of your work, including how you present yourself to them (which shows them respect and desirable diligence), when it comes to nailing that approachable look which will make more people want to work with you-- it's time to get off your phone. It's time to book that professional head shot and make an investment in showing others that you care about your work, yourself, and them.
The City Headshots photographers and makeup artists look forward to bringing you a phone-free fabulous head shot.
Thoughts on iPhone etiquette? Ever hit a pole while texting? Wanna say hi? Comment below or tweet @mjbhomeent!
Happy (early) Fourth!
x Lee Ann