#15 WEAR CLOTHING THAT FITS YOU! It’s headshot time, not ‘hammer time!’ “Break it down!” Baggy clothes might be comfortable and we’ve all been enjoying wearing our ‘comfies’ during the Coronavirus Pandemic, but they don’t photograph well. So don’t turn up to your headshot session wearing your favourite chunky jumper, over-sized t-shirt or ‘MC Hammer […]Read More USEFUL HEADSHOT TIPS.
#14 FORGET ABOUT THE CAMERA! That’s right! I’ll let you into a little secret. It’s not much of a secret actually. It’s kinda obvious. THE MOMENT YOU RELAX IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, IS WHEN THE MAGIC HAPPENS! It’s that simple. When you can forget about the camera and start to be yourself, is when […]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.
#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
#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.
#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.
“Slice” featuring Rue Moriah I love to experiment with lighting during my model shoots and I’d wanted to try this technique out that I’d seen used by the master Joel Grimes for a while. It’s a relatively simple lighting setup but hopefully you’ll agree that the results are quite striking. The first step is to […]Read More Getting creative with the lighting.