5 Tips Every Model/Actress/Photographer Should Know for HeadShots:

As a Model/Actress/Pageant Queen or any professional, your headshot is So important. It is a vital part of your livelihood, and the first impression you give of yourself to others in your industry. After my huge Headshot marathon I hosted this month, I decided it was time for a post on 5 tips/tricks to help you take the Best Headshot you can.

(1) Should I Smile, or Not? This is honestly Preference. When I shoot with those in the industry my first question is what are using the images for. If you are a more commercially geared professional then lay on the cheese, if you are more high fashion and slight smile, to no smile can do the trick nicely. The most important thing I tell clients is that, no matter what your mouth is doing, make sure your eyes have a burst of energy, excitement, venerability, etc. You want those looking at your headshot to be drawn in, and by having a boring expression, they are more then likely to pass your image and move on to the next in line.

(2) Big Arms/Shoulders. Im never surprised anymore when I hear, ‘Can You Slim My Arms in Photoshop?’ The better point, is things that YOU can do to stop arms/shoulders from looking bigger then they are.

  • Wearing Black/Dark Colored & Solid Shirt. No patterns. 
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts to reduce arm size, Sleeved shirts to reduce shoulder size.

(3) When I smile, My Lips Stick to my Teeth. Take a dab of Vaseline, and run a thin layer across your gums and teeth. Key Word here is THIN, you don’t want the Vaseline to show in the images.
(4) Chapstick/LipGloss. Because lips naturally have lines and wrinkles in them, they always seem a little drier then they usually are. A quick swipe of chapstick is a quick and effective solution!
(5) Makeup – You are good at doing your own makeup, you do it everyday, Still, If you can afford it, Hire a Good Professional Makeup Artist. MUAs can take your headshots from a 5 to a 10.



About mccattc

This blog is for anyone who wishes to follow my lifes adventure. Passionate Photographer, Obsessive Fashionista, Rock Climber, Snowboarder, and Dog Lover.

Posted on March 23, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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