I have some slightly odd tips. Some of my headshotee’s have joked with how they feel really silly “doing one tip or other” but the results can make a world of difference to how you look on camera.
If it feels weird it probably looks good
My normal routine is to take a couple of test shots of my sitter without any direction. I tend to say – just stand there and look at me how you would normally stand to have your photo taken. I am then looking to see how different you look before any response to the camera changes how you look. I’m also trying to work out if you have a good or bad side, how you stand and whether you have particular features to hide or emphasise.
I then can give you some tips and tricks to help you look better in an image. These tips and tricks are things to do to change your face a little.
Here’s a before and after shot from a shoot last week. I’ve not edited the image to make the difference – they are taken with the same camera – similar lighting. The difference is all to do with position, stance, the confidence of the sitter with some guidance from me. These shots are the same person on the same day (about 10 minutes apart) wearing the same clothes.
BEFORE (No advice)