Headshot Tips and Suggestions
This is your marketing and sales tool - so you need to show the world who you are with this picture. In order to do this, you need to connect with the camera!
What do directors want?
1. To see what you really look like (if you have a scar, don't try to hide it - the casting director sees what you really look like, not what you've hidden on your photo!).
2. If see if you can connect with the camera.
|Prior to Session||
Think about your hair and clothing as the session gets closer. Schedule the session while taking into account your sleep schedule, medication, exams, etc. Drink plenty of water prior to the shoot (it will make your skin clear and smooth).
DO NOT drink or stay up late the night before the shoot, it will show in the pictures (and will not look good)
|Day of Session||
Eat a good breakfast. Wash your face and apply some moisturizer.
ARRIVE ON TIME: Besides the late fee, arriving late will lead to a rushed session and resulting in unnecessary stress and bad pictures.
|What to Wear||
Plain and simple
Main focus is on your eyes - no distracting clothes
Glasses: if you normally wear them, bring them
If you don’t have the clothes you need for the shoot - keep the tags and return them after the session! We’ll hide the tags so they won’t be seen
Avoid: Jewelry, Turtle Necks, Clothing with logos/brand, shiny/leather clothes, clothing with patterns/designs, padded shoulders
Less is more - keep it simple (and natural)
If you can, hire a MUA. Let me know and I can give you the contact information of very talented MUAs
NO colored eye shadow
Do NOT hide your skin’s features - show off your freckles! This is what makes you unique
*** If you are using a makeup artist, arrive with a washed face with moisturizer applied - DO NOT come with makeup already on (unless specified otherwise)
Generally, naturally straight hair can go curled, but naturally curled cannot go straight.
Do your hair as if it is your best hair day. Do NOT cut it right before your shoot - give it a few days to relax and look natural.
|EYES EYES EYES||It is all about the eyes! These are what define the person and essentially make the headshot.|