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3 Details Often Overlooked When Preparing For Headshots

Investing in a professional headshot photographer to capture your corporate headshot is a smart decision. The corporate headshot portrays professionalism. For those looking to land a new job, it shows that you are proactive in preparing yourself for success in the business world. It will likely be the first way your potential new employer or new clients will see you. You've heard the the saying, "you only get one chance to make a first impression". So make sure you get it right in your headshot.

 

Investing in a professional headshot photographer to capture your corporate headshot is a smart decision. The corporate headshot portrays professionalism. For those looking to land a new job, it shows that you are proactive in preparing yourself for success in the business world. It will likely be the first way your potential new employer or new clients will see you. You've heard the the saying, "you only get one chance to make a first impression". So make sure you get it right in your headshot.

There are many thing to consider when preparing for your headshot. In this blog I will cover 3 thing individuals often overlook when preparing for their headshot session.

 

1.   WRINKLED CLOTHES  

You wouldn't believe how many people fall in this category. Make sure at at least your top is wrinkle free. I say top because headshots are from usually shot from the chest up, so your top is the important area to maintain wrinkle free.

a. The collar is the usual culprit for women. Lots of tops for women are soft in fabric and can sometimes be a bit flimsy. Keep an eye on those types of tops. If you can's get them to cooperate, go with a different blouse.

b. The big one for men is they often wait until last minute to prepare and come to find they don't have a clean shirt to wear. So they run to the store before their session and purchase one. It's great to have a brand new, never worn shirt, but the problem is that there's  usually creases on the them from being folded. It tends to show pretty obviously in a photo. Guys, make some time to pick out a shirt early enough so you have time to iron out those creases.

c. Blazers get wrinkle too. Many are not pressed, look worn or just simply wrinkled.
Make sure your blazer is fitted or tailored to your body. Wearing a blazer larger than you will cause it to bunch up or create waves on it. Wearing a small blazer may not allow you to button it and you will not allow you to get the nice V shape in the chest area for your headshot image.

Flimsy Collar

New Shirt Crease

Large Baggy Blazer

 

2.   Lint on clothing
This is probably the most overlooked of all. Imagine, you spent a good amount of time getting ready for your session, you're looking super sharp and professional but your blazer has lint and fine hairs scattered all over. This situation is a real bummer. We should strive to keep an overall clean and sharp look. When wearing dark clothing especially blazers, make sure you remove all the lint. Blazers seem to attract lint like a magnet. Bring a lint brush to your headshot session and worry no more.

Lint On Blazer

 

3.   Hair
This one affects mostly women. She arrives thinking her hair is the same as when she left the house. Unfortunately, the hair has moved and is no longer in place. This can really be a problem if there is no hair dresser available. It's a good idea to always bring a brush and a small mirror that you can fit in your purse to touch up stubborn areas. Another option is to schedule your session in your home. In your home you have access to all your makeup, hair tools, and wardrobe. I did not post any pictures for this one because I do not want to offend anyone.

There are many more things to consider when preparing for your headshot session. These are just three of the most overlooked in my experience as a headshot photographer. Pay close attention to these three mentioned above to help you get a headshot image that looks good and portrays a smart, professional and successful individual.

 

 

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