Tips to help men prepare for a headshot session

Here are some handy tips for preparing for your photo session.

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  • Simple, solid colors photograph best.

  • Try to avoid red, orange, lime green, or any brilliant or florescent color.

  • Avoid bold or busy patterns — especially tight lines and checks. It can cause a moiré pattern in the final images.

  • Wear long or elbow-length sleeves. Traditional styles have a more timeless look than the trendier fashions.

  • If you tend to get a five o’clock shadow, you may want to shave at the studio or just prior to arriving. It’s very difficult, if not impossible, to deal with that in post-production.

  • If you wear glasses most of the time, you’ll want to wear them in your portraits. I’ll work with you to pose in such a way as to reduce or eliminate reflections. If you wear glasses that get darker in sunlight, you may want to not wear glasses for the portrait or ask your optometrist to loan you frames that don’t have lenses in them.

  • Try to get a decent night’s sleep the evening before. Looking wide awake and fresh is very important for the best headshot.

  • During the 72 hours leading up to your photo shoot, drink lots of water; avoid caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes and salty foods; stay out of the sun

If you have any questions, please ask me.

I'm looking forward to your shoot!

Joe