When Should You Have Your Professional PR Photoshoot?
We think everyone should get new PR headshots taken every year. Your headshot should be up to date and reflect who you are. Your headshot needs to represent who you are as a professional and what kind of business you own and represent your talent. EyeMedia Studios always take the time to talk with clients to learn more about where they work and what they want their portrait to say. Clothing, backgrounds, expressions and locations can say a lot of things.
You need to be mentally prepared for a photo shoot. Relax and don’t hesitate to ask questions or to tell the photographer about what you want. You cannot get a good portrait taken if you do not communicate with the photographer. You need to play an active part in this process. Your photographer will probably ask questions and direct you but don’t hesitate to give your input.
Some people do not play an active part when they have their picture taken. You need to speak up. Tell the makeup artist if you don’t like how they made you look. Speak up if you don’t like the way the photographer is telling you to pose. You will end up looking uncomfortable in your portrait if there is something you don’t like. Make sure your hair and makeup look good and show who you are. Choose the pose you like best and don’t hesitate to try a few things if you are not sure what you want for your professional portrait.
Stay hydrated before getting your picture taken. Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking heavily before the photo to avoid looking tired. You can use an ice cube wrapped in a soft fabric to get rid of puffiness on your face if you need to have your portrait taken early in the day. Avoid drinking coffee and place an ice cube under your eyes for five to ten minutes to remove any puffiness or dark circles.
Take time to relax before the photo shoot. Don’t worry about what the result will look like. Focus on relaxing and looking happy in front of the camera. Take a few minutes to chat with the photographer and to get to know them before getting your picture taken.
Practice is important. Don’t expect to be able to pose like a model right away. Take some time to practice. Experiment with different poses in front of a mirror before your photoshoot. Have a friend take some pictures of you if you want to see what your different poses look like on camera.
Choosing The Right Photographer
Taking portraits is an interesting job, but it is also a challenging one. Anyone can snap a picture. Finding the right pose and capture the right expression is not easy. The role of a photographer is to bring out the best in their subject.