Photo Courtesy: Backstage Photography NYC
Headshots can make a person feel on edge for several reasons. You might be camera shy, had a previous experience in front of a camera that made you d=fee uneasy, or you just don't like smiling. The reasons are endless. However, with the right photographer and some preparation, your next headshot session will be awesome!
Here are some awesome tips to get you motivated:
1. Psyched up. Approach your headshot session as you would as a character you like form TV or Theatre. Photographs, like film and television, are meant to tell a story. A skilled photographer will direct that story, but you want to give them something to direct. What are the types of parts you see yourself portraying? Write these down and think of specific words or phrases that trigger the emotional you are going for.
2. Get plenty of rest. A good nights rest is a sure fire approach to a great start in your daily activity and getting new Headshots. Your energy will be at full max and with great energy comes great focus. Focus not only brings out the better part of your personality, but it also makes you feel more confident in front of the camera lens.
3. Early to rise. When you are on time, you show true dedication and respect not only to yourself or the craft, but to the photographer. They in tern are able to get the best out of you because you are at your best and at the ready.
4. Relax, let your personality tell the story. Headshots are meant to tell a story about you and your personality. Connect with photographer through the lens. Let them see your personality full of life. Let them see you emote through expression, and show your confidence .
5. Don't hold back. You and your photographer a re a team with one goal in mind...getting you awesome headshots! Ask your photographer to show you the photos during your session so you can make any needed adjustments.. Expressing your feelings during your photo session is not only important, but respectful to the photographer. You will be happy and so will they. This will make for a successful headshot session. Remember, the photographer wants you to be happy and spread the word about a great job.
Have fun and remember to smile!