How to Take the Perfect Headshot: Six Tips

Posted: March 11, 2010 in Photography
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Wikipedia defines a headshot as: “A head shot is a photographic technique where the focus of the photograph is a person’s face”.

It would seem to be a simple project for a photographer. After all, you are only worrying about a persons face, and just maybe part of their shoulders. Seriously, how hard can it be?

More than you think.

The headshot is a critical piece of many professionals PR packets. A dynamic headshot for models, actors, and other performance professionals will be the difference between acquiring the gig or not. Your clients can be no more excited than if they get a gig based on the power of their headshot – and of course, this means more jobs for you.

Follow these few tips to achieve the perfect headshot.

1. Focus on the eyes.

The eyes are said to be the window of the soul. Therefore, nothing is more important than achieving sharp, crisp eyes in your shot. Capturing the eyes in a powerful way will draw the viewer into the photo, establishing a strong connection that will speak volumes…. [read via Digital Photography School]
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