3 Quick Tips For Your Head Shot
In today's competitive world riddled with little privacy, the last thing many of us really want is a potential client, date, scholarship committee or employeer's first impression to be a picture of you standing in front of a mirror posing for a "cool" picture of yourself with one arm stretched out holding your camera phone.
Head shots are a great way to promote yourself and are no longer limited to aspiring models and actors or business professionals such as real estate agents. Many individuals are using professional headshots on their personal and business social media pages and websites. Head shots are also a growing trend on dating sites as well.
For example, a high school senior may choose a professional head shot as their social media profile picture as a means to promote him/herself to potential colleges and scholorship committees. Job applicants may also find that a professional head shot as their social media profile image may assist them in getting an interview for that job they have been crossing their fingers for and individuals participating in dating websites may find that a professional head shot may get them a second look from a potential date.
Here are 3 quick tips to help you prepare for your head shot:
It goes without saying that a good night's sleep is always best before your head shot session. You want to look and feel your best before your session. Try to avoid overdoing it the day or night before your session. Trust me, you'll be much happier with the end result!
Makeup is not just for the ladies! Gents - if you have an oily complection or uneven skin tones, a translucent powder will help you! Don't worry, we wont tell anyone. It'll be our little secret. We'll even help you apply a powder to your face if you're not comfortable doing it yourself. Ladies, if you don't normally wear make-up now is the time to break out of the norm. Make-up will help smooth and soften your skin. However, try to avoid dark, dramatic eye make-up. Although this may look good at home, school or work, to the camera often times it looks like you have racoon eyes.
We all love our accessories, but sometimes our accessories can be a bit too over powering. Look in the mirror before your session with your jewelry on. If you eyes go immediately to your earrings or necklace, you might want to reconsider your jewelry. Remember, the shot is about you, not those super cute earrings you just bought! Tiny stud earrings in the nose can look like, well lets just say something that you don't want people seeing in or on your nose!
No matter what your reason for getting a head shot is, you want to look and feel your best. You only have one chance to make a first impression and often times your first impression will be your head shot. Give it your best efforts to leave your best impression of you with others.
Pictured above is model, Ana. For information on how to book Ana, please contact Linda March Photography at (985)707-1623.
Linda March Photography is not an agent or representative of Ana, however, we will do our best to share your information with her.