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 someContinue reading “Tips to get the best out of your headshot Session No 5.”
Tether yourself I always shoot tethered. What does that mean? Well, the photographer will have a laptop connected to their camera that will instantly have the photos loaded. You can then see them as they are taken on a reasonable size screen instead of the small LCD on the back of the camera. This enablesContinue reading “Tips to get the best out of your Headshot Session No 4”
Cheese is for eating. It can be hard for both the subject and the photographer to get a natural unforced smile. The subject needs to be relaxed and the photographer needs to make the subject feel relaxed. There are lots of methods for this and saying cheese or being asked to “smile” are not oneContinue reading “Tips to get the best out of your Headshot Session No 3”
There’s always 2 sides to everything That old clique rings true. Everyone has a better side. Whether they know which one it is or not is a different matter. Ask the photographer to take any side on poses from both sides. Better still see if you can work it out with some selfies at homeContinue reading “Tips to get the best out of your Headshot Session No 2”
Don’t have an exaggerated pose The best headshots are from natural-looking and simple poses with clean lines. So having a pose that feels unnatural is not going to aid the final result. I usually shoot head on first which means that the head and shoulders are directly towards the camera and then I’ll ask myContinue reading “Tips to get the best out of your Headshot Session No 1”
Even if I say so myself this is a pretty good headshot. Having said that like a winemaker with great fruit it wouldn’t be as good without the subject!
So what’s better a background of bricks or a plain white background. Most of my clients ask for white or grey backgrounds, but the odd one ask for a natural background be it a wall a tree or a vista. What do you think?
Is this really you?? In my post You are your LinkedIn Profile Image I stated “What’s the point of being on LinkedIn if you are not going to show people what you really look like?” So lets’ see some examples: So Jane is this really you? You’ve got a Lamb in the photo! Might be partContinue reading “Is this really you??”
Hobby and Personality Showing the world some of your personal-life interests is one of the best ways to set yourself apart. Whether that’s walking your dog, reading, listening to podcasts, getting ice cream with your kids, or gardening, it’s important to ‘open the door’ on your personal self.
Be Seen to be Working I don’t mean pretending (to work) I mean it’s good to give a little behind the scenes look at what your professional life looks like, have some photos taken of you working on a laptop or on your phone. These types of photos allow you to share what you’re workingContinue reading “10 Must Have Photos for your Brand No 9”