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First, the headshot has to look professional and refined. It
takes skill and talent to get the proper soft lighting, sharp focus, and expert
composition that a talented headshot photographer provides. Expertise in color
correction and subtle retouching also serve to make a headshot stand out.
Achieving all this is difficult with amateur equipment and techniques, but
even some professional headshot photographers will fall short. It is very
important to choose a headshot photographer who demonstrates in skills and talent to deliver
a great headshot in southbury, CT.
Next, the headshot has to look natural. People are very attuned
to the sincerity of a photograph. If the pose, expression, lighting or
composition of the shot looks forced or unnatural, it will undermine the purpose
of having a headshot in the first place.
To look natural, it is important that you feel comfortable with on location tion or in the
studio, a peaceful, relaxed environment will help, but the photographer's manner
will play the most important role. Their attitude in setting up and
photographing you will have a huge impact on how natural you feel in front of
the camera. Whether you're a professional model or a camera-shy business person,
a great headshot photographer will help you to feel and look natural on film.
You might wonder how to prepare for your business portraits session. Here are some tips to help
you get ready.
1. Think about what type of look you want for your headshot. Do you want a
traditional look? A contemporary, edgy look? Or maybe you’re unsure. Discuss
this with your photographer before the session so you get the look you want.
2. Don’t drastically change your image before the session (i.e. haircut,
shaving a beard you’ve had for many years). If you need a trim, be sure to
schedule it a few weeks before the session.
The headshot, like everything you do in business, and in life, is all about
attitude. A positive attitude will almost always be more successful than
expecting to fail. Your attitude in the photo is actually more important than
what you wear. It is more important than whether or not your tie is straight or
your hair is combed. It is more important than the color of the background or,
well, almost anything else.
get me wrong. All of the other elements in the photo (cloths, hair, jewelry,
background, light, etc) are vital elements and will effect how people perceive
the person in the image. That is to say, it will effect how they perceive
So, tip number one: interview your photographer carefully.
You want to get great value from the photographer. But value is determined by
how successful the photoshoot will be. And that is directly related to how
comfortable you feel with the photographer.
Tip number two: If you are going to get a hair cut, get it a
week before the shoot. This way, the cut will grow in a little and you will have
some time to get used to how your hair looks and feels.
Tip number three: Plan your outfit in advance. If anything
needs dry cleaning or ironing, take care of it. It is the little things that can
throw off a great photo. Wrinkles can be distracting, expensive to retouch and
can be taken care of in five minutes with a hot iron.
What to Expect for your Professional Headshots: Frequently Asked Questions I
need a business headshot, what should I wear? For men, we recommend a medium to
dark suit jacket, or if you are not wearing a jacket, you should wear a shirt
color other than white, since we are shooting against a white background. For
women, we recommend a top with a simple neckline (scoop neck works well) with
minimal jewelry. The simpler the better. Solid colors are best for women’s tops.
In general, we find that the better fitting and more tailored the suit jacket,
the more professional the portrait — and that advice goes for men or women. I’m
an actor that needs a headshot, what should I wear? Generally, we recommend
solid color tops with no large designs or logos. Choose colors which contrast
the skin tone, keeping away from pale colors which can tend to wash out the
face. Darker colors will bring the attention of the viewer to your face and your
expression rather than to your clothes. Wearing a color which complements your
eye color is great way to go, too. I’m a model that needs a headshot, what
should I wear? Modeling headshots needed for comp cards frequently involve more
clothing changes than a single headshot. We recommend bringing several changes
of clothing, from casual to dressy. We’ll take close up headshots as well as
full length body shots. Models typically select two to three additional image
files beyond the standard single image headshot package. Can I change clothes?
Yes, absolutely. You are welcome to bring two to three changes of clothing in
order to represent a variety of styles that you wish to portray. -e more at:
Bring multiple outfits and bring everything pressed and on hangers. Choose
colors that enhance your eye and skin color. It’s also important that you are
comfortable in your clothing and that you feel good wearing it. If you feel good
in what you are wearing, you will exude confidence.
In general, solids are better than patterns. V-necks are better than scoop
necks (for women). Long sleeves are better than short. Simple is better. Avoid
solid white or black. Keep jewelry to a minimum, unless it is your signature
Busy patterns or plaids
Sleeveless or short-sleeved shirts
Shiny fabrics such as silk
Hair and makeup
Arrive camera-ready. For talent headshots for women, we recommend using one
of our makeup artists and having your makeup done onsite before your shoot. If
you do it yourself, you should wear your hair and makeup the way you would when
you are trying to look professional and approachable. Don’t overdo it, but feel
good about your appearance. For all of our shoots, we will gladly book a
hairstylist or professional make-up artist for your
Hands and nails
We may get close-ups of your hands and fingernails, so make sure your nails
are neat and trimmed.
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