Guest Blog from Deborah Boland

I want to share these great tips my good friend Deborah Boland provided on how to create a superstar headshot.

 

 

5 Simple Tips to Create a Superstar Headshot

Want more speaking gigs and wondering why you are not getting them? Maybe your headshot is standing in the way of your success. If you want a photo that will make you stand out from the crowd check out these 5 simple Tips to create a superstar headshot!

1. Get a Professional Headshot

Too many people have their photo taken in front of a white wall or outside in front of a tree. This looks amateur. You need to hire a professional photographer to take your picture inside a studio with flattering lighting to get a headshot that communicates star power.

2. Shoot from above

For one of your shots, try sitting down  low and have the photographer get up on a small ladder and shoot down at you. This might sound strange and feel even stranger while it’s happening, but it looking up makes you lift up your chin, causing your eyes to look large and wide. This makes for an especially flattering shot.

3. Don’t put your hands in the shot

There is nothing more cheesy than the tired old pose of one hand placed delicately under your chin. Keep your hands out of the shot, so the focus is on your face, for a headshot that lets your personality shine through.

4. Have your make up applied by a professional

If you don’t wear make-up and think you don’t need to wear it for your photograph, you are fooling yourself.  (even men need a little powder).  A professional make-up artist understands photographic lighting and will make you look more energetic, more attractive and more confident, guaranteed.

5. Don’t Sit Still

While the photographer is shooting, try moving slightly after each snap of the shutter. Tilt your head a little, lift and lower your chin, angle your shoulders slightly. Keep trying new positions. A good photographer should  direct you to do these things, but if not, you want to make sure you keep your body fluid for a fresh, natural and warm (not posed) shot.

 

Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler are Image & Media Experts who specialize in helping women stepping into the spotlight to shine. Visit them at  www.fabulousafter40.com and find out how they can help you Tweak Your Chic and Communicate with Star Presence.

 

Comments

This is great Deborah! I just sent it to a photographer friend of mine who is starting to do headshots.

Take care. Hope you’re doing well.

Rosie

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