#12 EMPHASISE THE JAWLINE Have you ever seen the ten billion or so ‘selfies’ posted to social media every day that are taken with a mobile phone camera from a painfully high angle? Of course you have. Looks like the picture was taken from the top of the Empire State Building! Every time I see […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
#11 APPROACHABILITY COMES FROM THE MOUTH. This is HUGE people! Appearing confident and approachable is the winning recipe for a successful headshot. We’re going to need to work that mouth to achieve a genuine smile. Not one of those fake ‘say cheese’ smiles. You know the type? The subject looks like they’re grimacing from having […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
#10 CONFIDENCE COMES FROM THE EYES. Let’s take a moment to digest this game-changing fact. Tyra Banks coined the neologism ‘smize’ on America’s Top Model in 2009, meaning ‘to smile with your eyes’. Peter Hurley the New York City headshot master invented ‘the squinch’ technique to illustrate the importance of this to a successful headshot […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
#9 SAY NO TO THE NECKLACE! Let’s ease off with the jewellery altogether. Why? Well, because your headshot session is about YOU, not your prized possessions. We’re focusing on capturing your personality. It’s your time to shine. We don’t want to dazzle or distract the viewer with bling baby! See how the necklace in the […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS FOR WOMEN.
#8 DITCH THE FAKE TAN! The brutal truth is that fake tan just does not photograph well. You want to look your best for your headshot session, we’ve discussed this in previous posts. You want your headshot to get you noticed FOR THE RIGHT REASONS, not the wrong ones! So why shouldn’t you use fake tan […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS
#7 WORK WITH YOUR BEST SIDE Do you have a preferred side? Maybe you always part your hair to one side? In my headshot sessions, I will always work with you to determine which is your best side. It’s important to establish this at the beginning of the shoot as it will allow me to […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS
#6 LAY OFF THE BOOZE! Thinking of getting a little ‘Dutch Courage’ before your headshot session? Any photographer worth their salt is going to put you at ease and coach you into getting the best from your photoshoot. I’d recommend that you avoid all alcohol for up to a week prior to the shoot. You […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS
#5 WEAR YOUR FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE! This is slightly unconventional, but this tip is intended to put you in……the zone! Really? Fragrance? Let’s break it down. **IT’S MY MISSION AS A HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER TO MAKE YOU LOOK CONFIDENT AND APPROACHABLE** These are the keys to a successful headshot. Great lighting too of course, but the main […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
#4 DRINK A GALLON OF WATER EVERY DAY! Drinking lots of water might seem an unusual addition to a photographer’s guide to getting better headshots, but indulge me. Many of us are guilty of not drinking enough water, but if you can train yourself to down 4-6 pints of the old ‘council pop’ every day, […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
#3 MOISTURISE YOUR SKIN! Don’t turn up to your headshot session with a ‘walnut face!’ Whether it’s for Linkedin, Facebook or a company website, your profile picture is your brand, and it defines you to your viewers. Think of it as a virtual handshake. A first impression. See how important it is now that we […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS FOR MEN.