5 Tips to a Better Headshot

February 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Getting in front of the camera can be a scary thing. Believe me I know, I have used my own camera to hide from others many times. I'm sure there is some sort of psychology behind why most people are afraid of being on the front side of a camera. Although I won’t be able to completely take away your fears, I hope to make them subside a little bit. 

The first thing I try to do before booking any session is to have a conversation. On the phone. Yup, you read that right. I want to actually speak to people! I know it’s a little strange in today’s society, but I feel that it’s the fastest way to answer questions and even set up the session

Having your photo taken is a personal thing. Getting to know a subject is always important. Maybe you’ve had a bad previous experience and don’t like your current photo. Maybe you have even had a photo taken of yourself, paid for it, and you never even used it. If this sounds familiar at all, or even other situations similar this is why I want to talk to you first. It’s not a long conversation, just enough to find out what you would like, what went wrong last time, and how can we work together to make it better this time.


You came to this post for the 5 tips so without further ado here they are:

  1. Drink lots of water. This actually helps to lighten dark circles, start a few days before your session for best results.
  2. Get some sleep! Again helping with the dark circles and also will help you feel better overall. 
  3. Keep it simple. This goes for everything from what clothes and accessories you are wearing to makeup. Less is more when it comes to photos. The purpose of a headshot is to focus on you.
  4. Location. To capture the energy of who you are and how you want to present yourself to the world where your photo is taken matters. If you are a personal trainer a headshot taken on location in a gym is more fitting than something in studio. Where a studio is more appropriate if you are in finance or a realtor. And an outdoor shoot would be fitting for a landscaper. 
  5. Inspiration. Have you seen some headshots of others that you love? Send them in advance or bring copies to your session so I can get a better idea of what you want to accomplish with your new headshots.


Want more information about headshot sessions you can head over to the Professional Headshots page.

You can also get the FREE guide with these tips and more about a headshot session at T2S photography. Just click Free Guide button below. 

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