PREParing for Headshots

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General Tips

Solid, vibrant, and middle tone colors look best.

The clothing should be simple; no stripes or patterns.

Dark long sleeves produce the best dramatic headshot.

Textures can work but no patterns. Do not wear stripes or any other patterns.

Make sure all clothing is freshly pressed.

If you have blue eyes a blue shirt will bring out the color of your eyes, green eyes a green shirt, etc.

No tanning or spray tans 72 hrs before the session. Natural tans bring out to much red in the skin tone and spray tans fill the pores in a way that cannot always be fixed in post processing.

Women

For corporate/professional shots, bring solid color middle tone or dark pantsuit/skirt and a few long sleeve shirts (light color) that work under the jacket, all freshly pressed.

If you color your hair, make sure roots are not visible. It is extremely difficult and cost-prohibitive to correct.

If you wear earrings, simple studs are recommended.

Make-up and hair stylist recommended. Referrals available.

Gentlemen

For corporate/professional shots, bring a few dress shirts (white, light blue, yellow etc.) and a few ties, all freshly pressed.

Shave right before appointment, unless you are going for a scruffy look. Bring a razor and shaving cream in case you decide to go for the clean shaven look during the shoot.

in which case you should bring your own razor and shaving cream to shave part of the way through the session.

If you color your hair, make sure roots are not visible.

No tanning or spray tans 72 hrs before the session. Natural tans bring out to much red in the skin tone and spray tans fill the pores in a way that cannot always be fixed in post processing.


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