Keep a mirror handy in a back pack when you go out on shoots so the client can check hair, make up, etc. Especially if they don’t hire a make up artist.
Props can be used in headshots if practical, such as a stethoscope for a medical residency headshot.
Have an idea of the type of shot you want, business, actor, etc., so you’ll know what color backdrop to use and whether to shoot indoors or outside.
What’s the difference between a headshot and a modeling photograph?
At the end of the session, let the client know we’ll only send him the usable shots, and we will delete any where they blinked or that came out blurry.
We send the high and low res images to the client via dropbox, so they can save them to their computer and use them when necessary.
Clients will receive all the headshots the same day they do the shoot, unless it’s after 4 pm. If it’s after 4 pm and they need them same day, we will stay late if necessary to make sure they get them that day.
When I do presentations, I like to put the image up on a screen and show everyone while criticize the headshots so they can see what I’m talking about.
How can you get a client to look a little tan in photoshop?
After a few shots, always let the client see the images in case there is something they don’t like. You can make adjustments early on in the session so the client will be happy whether it’s with the lighting, background, expression, etc.
Clients coming in for headshots can wear jeans if they want or even shorts since only the top portion of their body will be in the photos.
Let the client know how many shots you were able to do at the session.
What if I like several images, how will I know which image is the best to pick?
Check images carefully when selecting. The eyes should be very clear. Blurriness cannot be corrected in Photoshop.
Pick the best headshot that reveals your personality..
Use headshots that reveal approachability on your business card and website.
If business people want a certain look, check online to match what their company needs if they already have a website.