HEADSHOT DAY | CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS
25 February 2019
09:00
Plaça Catalunya
Plaça Catalunya and Marina Port Vell

When was the last time you had your headshots updated? Do you even have a professional headshot? OneCoWork is bringing in a professional photographer just for you! She will be visiting both Plaça Catalunya and Marina Port Vell. 

Why?

Unlike many other countries, in Spain the general convention is to include a photograph on your CV – it’s essential. You’re not being judged by how you look (or you shouldn’t be, at least) – rather how you present yourself. If you send a professional headshot, tidy and well presented, you’re far more likely to get the job than if you send a selfie or that photograph cropped from your friend’s wedding.

Even if you’re not applying for a job, it’s also essential to include a professional photograph on LinkedIn for many of the same reasons. You want your clients and partners to know you’re a trustworthy and high-quality professional – the right picture portrays that for you.

Similarly, professional photographs are important for websites – for businesses and freelancers alike. Personalisation and humanity are more valued than ever before. Uniform headshots on your website are essential.


Who?

Amanda Ward is an international photographer from the UK, specialising in luxury weddings and events. In Barcelona for the first time, she has agreed to visit OneCoWork on Monday 25th February to take professional headshots for members. Amanda’s style is relaxed and personal, with photos reflecting individual characters. She’ll be offering both photographs against a plain white background and natural “environmental" shots which have become incredibly popular recently.


About Amanda

After working for celebrated photography firm Blake Ezra for the past few years, Amanda recently began building up a reputation in her own name, whilst still freelancing for and working with leading photographers including Blake Ezra, Daniel MorrisDominique BaderLeivi Saltman and others. She's also Head of Photography at MAGNIV and works in photography for schools. 

You can view some of Amanda's work for Blake Ezra on their blog.


Tips for Nailing your Headshot

  • Wear solid, neutral colours - nothing to distract too much from you!
  • Layers work nicely - jackets, blazers, scarfs, jumpers.
  • Iron your clothes - these are going to be hi-res photos!
  • There's no need to by new clothes. Just plan a couple of days in advance so that your favourite shirt is available - you want to feel confident in your outfit!
  • We'll have a plain-white background in case you want that sort of photo... but environmental shots are very popular and very effective at the moment - so why not give those a shot also? You can appear as corporate or as creative as you like in an environmental headshot.
  • Communicate with the photographer! If you've seen a style you like, take a screenshot and show her. If you're tired and feel a bit off, let her know so she can compensate and help you pose. If you want to try something... just say!
  • Don't try - just be you! Amanda will give you instructions on posing and smiling effectively - you don't need to worry about faking anything.


Sign me up! 

Reserve your 10-minute slot to have yours done on 25/2/19 at OneCoWork. You’ll receive full guidance from Amanda to help you appear professional and relaxed in the photograph and can choose between natural “environmental” headshots or a plain white background. Amanda will deliver you up to four edited photographs will full usage rights and no watermarks.



When, Where & How? 

OneCoWork Plaça Catalunya Meeting Room B (morning)

OneCoWork Marina Port Vell Balcony (afternoon & evening)

Speak with your Community Managers to sign up. Advance reservation is essential as there are only 30 slots available – preference to OneCoWork members. 

Non-members - please sign up via eventbrite, then email us to reserve your slot.

Payment by card upon booking is essential and non-refundable.


Early Bird – SOLD OUT!

General 

Members 40 euro, Non-members 70 euro


If you are unable to find a time that works, please speak with the Community Managers and we may be able to arrange something with Amanda. 

OneCoWork reserves the right to capture images and videos of this event for marketing purposes and publication online.

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