Realtors are not the only people who need headshots. Everyone should have an up to date and accurate headshot. They can be used on a variety of websites, business cards, promotional material, and more. Headshots need great light, a good pose, and a connection to the camera. As a portrait photographer my job is to pull out your personality and get it on the camera. If you feel good about yourself your going to look your best.
I photographed Shauna in studio. The studio is located in Draper and it has a variety of backgrounds, all the necessary lights, and even a changing room so you can swap outfits. I love variety and if all my photos were in the same outfit, I would be a very sad panda.
I do photograph headshots on location, aka at your home or office or downtown or wherever. I bring my portable lighting kit and I’ll make you look awesome.
Some tips on posing for the camera. Turn your shoulders. The shoulder closer to the camera can be dropped. Then stretch your neck towards the camera. Some people describe it like a turtle stretching their neck. I describe it as if you are sticking your chin forward to sniff a flower. From the side this can look weird… but the camera doesn’t see the side. This position, though, will help reduce any appearance of a double chin, whether you have one or not.
Another tip is on smiling… practice in front of the mirror. Some people still smile for the camera as if they are 5 years old and bearing all their teeth… that is bad! Stop it! I’ll be making some light humor and try to get you to laugh and then relax to a natural smile. If you smile too much then your eyes might become squinty. So practice with a “relaxed smile” or “think of a smile.”
So these are just a few tips on posing for a headshot. Don’t worry, I’ll make it painless and quick and you’ll have a fun time.