10 Tips For Headshot Photography

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Top 10 Tips for Headshots​

Okay so there are lots of websites offering advice about how to prepare for your headshot photography. Not to be left out I thought it would be good to add my 10 Tips For Headshot Photography. These headshot photography tips will also help if you are doing your own headshot photography.

 

 

Learn How To Fold Four Arms

It may sound a bit weird giving advice on how to fold your arms. Let’s face it you have probably been doing it for years. In a photograph though the slightest little thing will make a difference. It may be a little awkward but try either both hands out in front of your biceps or both hands behind your biceps. See which one you feel more comfortable with. Having both hands to the same thing ads a bit of symmetry to your headshot. If you are showing your hands keep them relaxed and don’t clutch at your arms.

 
Avoid The Double Chin

Look up at the camera, it’s as simple as that. I don’t mean lay on the floor with the camera above you. Just make sure the camera is slightly above youe eyes. It the camera is below you it will exaggerate what is going on with your chin.

 
Smile

I don’t mean sit there grinning like the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland. Your headshot is there to great people and people prefer to deal with happy people. Think of your favourite holiday, or a tv show that make you laugh. Remember a smile isn’t just about the edge of your mouth going up. It’s about your whole face smiling.

 
Make Sure You Have Time

Many people don’t leave enough time for their headshot to be taken. Allow your self time to relax in front of the camera. If you are just grabbing a shot you may as well just take a selfie.

 
Keep People Around You To A Minimum

Most people don’t like having their photograph taken. When having your headshot taken don’t do it where people will be walking by all the time. Find a quite place where you can be alone. You don’t need to get rid of everyone, some people find it easier to relax and have fun in front of the camera if they have a friend with them.

 
Don’t Have Your Headshot The Morning After

I’ve seen it before. People go out the night before having their headshot taken. You may feel okay but your eyes will tell the real story.

 
It’s Not Fancy Dress

Don’t dress up in something you would not normally wear. It’s good to look smart however be yourself. If you wear anything that you wouldn’t normally wear you will spend the session aware of what you are wearing and you won’t look natural in your headshots.

 
Don’t Be Cheesy

We have all seen the photographs of the businessman holding out a business card, product or a hand to shake. If you are looking for cheesy go ahead and do it. If you want a headshot that will engage with your clients, just be yourself. Some of the best ones I have taken are actually the out takes when they weren’t expecting a photo to be taken.

 
Relax

Take a deep breath and relax. Unless I drop the camera on your head it’s not going to hurt you.

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