Brock Headshot Booth

Need to spruce up your LinkedIn profile?
Asked to submit a headshot for an upcoming conference or event?
Looking for ways to build your personal brand online?
Starting your job search and looking to build your professional network?

Let’s face it…building a personal brand and network are no easy tasks. Our every changing world of work calls on students and new graduates to adapt quickly and act if they want to stand out amongst the crowd.  As a leader in career and experiential learning, Brock’s Co-op, Career & Experiential Education team is committed to cultivating student talent through the integration of experience and reflection practice across academic and co-curricular programs. Along with investments in innovative technologies and vast career readiness services, our students leave Brock armed with the tools they need to explore and define their unique career journey.   

As the only post-secondary institution in Canada with the Iris Booth, students, faculty, and staff are provided a barrier-free opportunity to take free professional quality headshots, in an easy, self-serve format.  With just the touch of a few buttons and the few clicks of the high-quality camera, users are delivered stunning photos that can be edited and downloaded for use across social media platforms, websites and in print.  

The Co-op, Career & Experiential Education Professional Headshot Booth is centrally located in CareerZone (access via Guernsey Market) during regular opening hours and is first-come, first-served.   

CareerZone Drop-in Hours: 

Summer 2022
Monday – Thursday: 1 to 4 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: closed 

HOW IT WORKS

Quick images of photobooth steps
RegisterGet started by entering your email on the touchscreen or through the touchless app
TutrorialInstructions and posing tips will guide you through the process
PoseEach session includes three (3) poses and one (1) retake
EditEasy editing tools ensure great photos every time. Don’t have time to edit? Not to worry. You can edit photos through the link sent to your e-mail at your convenience.
DownloadAn email directs you to your online account where you can edit, delete, or download your images. You are in complete control of how you use your images.
List fun fact about having professional profile pictures taken

FAQs

No, the booth is available on a first-come, first-served basis except for special requests by Faculty for specific course projects and assignments.  In such cases, we ask Faculty to connect with the Career Education team at careerzone@brocku.ca to schedule an appropriate time to access the booth. 

The Brock Headshot Booth is centrally located on Brock’s Main Campus in CareerZone (accessible from the Guernsey Market). 

The booth is 100% self-serve with built in instructions and prompts on-screen.  Please watch the following short video from Iris Booth describing how the booth works using the following link https://irisbooth.com/ 

We ask that you wear a mask coming into the CareerZone space and while getting your headshot session started.  Once seated for your headshots you can remove your mask.

Each session takes three (3) headshots and allows you to retake one photo if you choose.  All three (3) headshots are then sent to you via email. 

Ease of use is one of the best features of the Brock Headshot Booth.  To begin a session, click the Start Session button on the touchscreen and enter a valid Brock email.  A quick tutorial then walks you through how to pose and preps you for your headshots.  Once you are ready, push the timer button (3- or 6-sec. options are available) and sit for your first headshot.  Repeat the steps for the next two shots.  Don’t worry if your eyes were closed or you weren’t set as you can re-take one shot during your session.  Once complete, edit any of the photos on the touchscreen device or end your session. An email will be waiting with instructions on how to access your headshots. 

To begin your session, you are required to enter your email.  Once your headshots are done, you will receive an email with an access link to your photos in your Iris Booth account. You will be asked to provide a password to complete the set-up of your account where you can edit, delete, and download your headshots. These images are accessible to you for 1-year.  

Each session takes approximately 5-minutes to complete (depending on if you choose to edit your headshots during your session).  Note: During times of high traffic, we ask that you make any edits to your images following your session via your Iris Booth account. 

Pre-set filters as well as teeth whitening, blemish removal and cropping are available during or following your headshot session. 

We encourage you to dress for your profession and comfort level; solid colours work best. For additional tips, check out Quick Tips: Dress & Communication Etiquette and Dress for Success located in the Student Resources section of CareerZone. 

To ensure barrier-free access to professional quality headshots, Co-op, Career & Experiential Education is offering this service for free to all Brock students, faculty and staff. 

Be sure to watch the quick tutorial on the photo booth.  It’s full of quick tips on how to look your best during headshot session including where to position the stool, what to do with your arms and how to position your body and face.

Yes, the Co-op, Career & Experiential Education unit is excited to provide this service free to all current Brock Faculty and Staff. 

Online networking platforms including LinkedIn are arguably becoming just as important as your resume when looking for a job.  Adding a professional quality headshot to your profile increases your chances of getting noticed. In fact, LinkedIn claims profiles with professional headshots are viewed twenty-one (21) times more than profiles without images.  

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/business/sales/blog/b2b-sales/picture-perfect–make-a-great-first-impression-with-your-linkedi#:~:text=Statistics%20show%20that%20LinkedIn%20members,before%20even%20speaking%20a%20word.

You are the owner of your own images and may delete and distribute them as you would like.  Images are removed from your Iris Booth account after 1-year.  Please refer to Brock’s Privacy Notice below and visit the following link, https://irisbooth.com/privacy-policy/ for more details. 

PRIVACY NOTICE: Brock University uses IrisBooth Inc., a third-party service provider, to provide professional headshots for Brock students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This service is being provided under the authority of section 3 of the Brock University Act, 1964. Your use of IrisBooth’s services is subject to IrisBooth’s privacy terms and agreement. In providing its services, IrisBooth may provide the University with access to your email address and photograph. This information will be used for the purpose of providing you with the photography services and for assessing the use of these services. Please direct any questions about this to the Department of Co-op, Career & Experiential Education at careerzone@brocku.ca.