Tips for Taking a Better Headshot

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  • 1. Taking Better Headshots
    LIGHT
    Try to avoid using the flash.
    Move person outside or near large windows to take advantage of natural light.
    Make sure there are no weird shadows on face.
    Avoid high-noon sunlight and strong backlight.
    Sunrise, sunset, and overcast skies are best.

2. Taking Better Headshots
BACKGROUND
Neutral and simple are best.
Position the subject away from the wall. If you use a flash, it can bring up shadows behind the subject.
No lamp poles or cactus growing out of her head.
3. Taking Better Headshots
FRAMING AND FOCUS
Fill the frame. Not too much headroom.
Subject's face should be near the top of the picture.
Get closer.
4. Taking Better Headshots
TAKE MORE PHOTOS.