So you’re ready to get your headshots done? Great! Let’s get you prepared so you’ll have a great time and we’ll capture some amazing images of you!
Wear something that you feel comfortable in, that makes you look amazing. Solid colors work best…and we are fans of bold colors! If you are doing a full session, bring anything you’re considering so we can look at your options and help you decide. Coming to Headshot Saturday? Gather some friends and family around to help you pick out your best outfit! But remember…it comes down to the image YOU want to project…not what everyone thinks you should look like!
Accessorize with care. Your face is the focal point of this image…not your necklace. Statement pieces are great for some occasions, but you want to make sure that your jewelry doesn’t distract from the point of the session.
Hair is everything. Don’t (and I can’t stress this enough…) get a haircut the day before. Go and get a trim 4 or 5 days before if you must, but haircuts right before pictures are a no-no! Picture a white line separating your gorgeous tan and your hairline. See what we mean?
Makeup matters. If you have shiny skin guys, consider an oil mattifier to take the sheen off that forehead and nose. Ladies, make sure that you are comfortable with your makeup look. If you’re not used to wearing makeup, let us know and we will put you in contact with one of our fabulous stylists who can help you achieve the look you want in a way that the camera will love!
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. The key to good looking skin is drinking water. If you think you’ve had enough…go ahead and drink some more. Do it for at LEAST 3 days before your shoot…or make it a new habit if you don’t already do it. Your skin will thank you for it!
Trim your fingernails. Some headshots will be half length with your arms folded and your hands will show. Make sure your nails are clean and that there are no chips or broken nails, if you’re wearing polish.
That’s pretty simple, right? You take care of this stuff and we’ll do our best to make you look fabulous!
Saturday, July 28th, 2017, Lifetimes Visual Media, LLC is teaming up with RiverCity Foundry, ColumbusMakesIT!, and Startup Columbus to bring you Headshot Saturday!
For only $65, this 20 minute session includes 1 (one) fully edited image in color and black and white to be delivered digitally for use on social media and websites. Additional images will be available for purchase via your private online gallery which will be available for 30 days.
The art of the headshot is important to Kirin Wilson. She is an actress and regularly updates her headshots for acting auditions. Changes in hair color or a new haircut, call for new headshots. Opportunities for different roles call for new headshots. To an actor, the headshot is everything.
But I’m not an actor!
“Why do I need a headshot? I’m not an actor.” Not that long ago, the only people who really used headshot portraits were entertainers and celebrities. Today, however, almost everyone uses them. In the age of social media a good headshot is a must. We use them as “profile” pictures on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram. We use them on dating sites. We attach them to online resumes.
I’ll just use my phone for my headshot.
Most headshots you see are “selfies”. Thank you, cell phone cameras, for making us look like we have big noses and extra-large foreheads. A headshot should tell the viewer who we are, not just what we look like. You can settle for a “selfie” and be like everyone else. A better option is to rise above the crowd and have a professional create the perfect image of who you are. Not only will a professionally done image make you look like a professional yourself but it might also get you that dream date you’ve been hoping for from Plenty of Fish or Match.com or even a better paying job.
But I am unique!
Nothing says that headshots have to be cookie cutter. Working with a professional photographer will make it easier to let your personality shine, while ensuring a quality image that will make the exact impression for which you are striving.