A trick we use for wrinkled clothing is to pin it taught in the back with a clothespin or two.
Dress conservative for business headshots, a blazer or suit jacket with the top button buttoned works best.
Always straighten and center a tie for clients and adjust the tie knot. Straighten shirt collars and make sure an undershirt isn’t showing if the client isn’t wearing a tie, so he will look his best on camera.
It's best to remove anything from jacket pockets so it can lay flat.
Actors can have the top two buttons open on a collared shirt and business people should only have the top button opened.
How can we hide a bulging stomach?Wearing a better fitted jacket, or cropping the photo up higher.
Keep the client informed on what you are doing next to keep the shoot moving along so you’ll finish everything in the allotted time frame.
Let clients know what they can do in a 20 min, 60 min, or longer shoot so there is no mix up or confusion on how many looks they can get.
Crazy patterned clothing does not work well in headshots. When using shirts with patterns, keep them small. Necklines that come down a little bit are really good too.
Turtlenecks work well when doing a full body shot, but not in headshots.
We have clothespins to help hold shirts in place and pull wrinkles out.
For corporate shoots, we will travel to the location, do any number of headshots, and we can shoot some indoors, outdoors, or in different locations throughout the office using our backdrop or out a window with a particular view.
Each lighting set up for corporate shoots will take 15-20 minutes.
It's good to have one or two other people on a corporate shoot to help carry equipment, set up the lights, and to help keep things moving along smoothly. The photographer can focus more on expression if the other details are being taken care of.
We shoot out wide, so the shoulders will be in the shot and clients will have the option of cropping however they need.Some can be cropped vertical or horizontal.Normally you crop just above the chest. Ask the client so you’ll know the format ahead of time.
If clients are using their image on Linkedin, they need to be cropped into a square.
Explain to clients that you will be giving them direction and what you’ll be doing during the shoot so everything flows smoothly and the time will be managed more efficiently.