Make sure you’re well lit.
It’s the photographer’s technical expertise to ensure that there is the correct type of lighting for the shoot.
However, you can get involved.
Unless you have a really strong opinion on what background or location you want, be guided by the photographer. For instance, having a shoot outside in some specific locations can be tough. Wind can disrupt hair, clothing and the background. Bright sun can bring out shadows and add unsightly reflections in spectacles.
There you have it, tip no 5 to help you, the paying customer, get the best out of your headshot shoot.
If you’re In Perth, Western Australia, I’d be happy to help you achieve your best look.