If shots are coming out a bit blurry from camera shake, use a higher shutter speed.
Have a check list of the headshot procedure so you won’t forget anything.
We are in the process of designing a poster to kick of the CHAP Program.
Have the client feel comfortable with you as soon as possible because there are lots of people outside which can be a distraction.
People tend to get nervous before a headshot. To get them to relax, have orange or lavender scented candles on hand.You can also have little squeeze balls available for them as well.
Double check a clients e-mail address so we can send the images to them on the same day of the shoot.
The client is always right!
Actors and business people generally do not like being on camera, but models do.
We have a driver that will take us to shoots outside of the city when we need him.
We send corporate invoices out once a month.
People are extremely self conscious and are their own worst critic.
A good photographer will ask for your feedback after showing you some of the images.
The client can call or email us with any questions they might have before or after a shoot.
Have clients wear colorful shirts for the indoor shoot with a flat backdrop, and solid color or plain shirts for the outdoor shoots for less distraction factors.
Open one button on a collared shirt worn without a tie.
Clients should bring well fitted clothing if possible, which will look better in a head shot. Loose clothes create wrinkles which can be distracting.
If wearing a jacket, keep one hand in the pocket and the other can be kept by your side.Go under the jacket doing this so the jacket will be properly draped down and not get bunched up.
Ask the client what their thoughts are as far as the clothing they brought, and then offer other suggestions if necessary.
What makes certain articles of clothing better for a certain look in headshots than others?