Headshot Photography Tips – How to Capture the Perfect Headshot

Tara Flannery is a  Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), Photographic Craftsman, and Master of Photography based in Houston, TX.  Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your professional headshot today!

How to Capture the Perfect Headshot

When it comes to headshot photography, capturing your best self requires teamwork between you and your photographer. To help you prepare for your headshot session and ensure you get the perfect headshot here are four of my best Headshot Photography Tips.

Headshot Photography Tip #1 – Choose a well-lit location:

The right lighting can make or break a headshot photography session. Opt for a location with ample natural light, like a room with large windows or an outdoor spot on an overcast day. Good lighting will help bring out your best features and create a flattering look.

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Headshot Photography Tip #2 – Trust Your Photographer:

Your photographer is there to guide you through poses and expressions that bring out your best self. Listen to their instructions and trust their expertise. Natural and authentic expressions often yield the most appealing headshots.

Headshot Photography Tip #3 – Dress Comfortably and Confidently:

Select clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Solid colors and classic styles work best, as they won’t distract from your face. Avoid busy patterns or logos. When you feel good in what you’re wearing, it will shine through in your photos.

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Headshot Photography Tip #4 – Relax and Be Yourself:

Remember that the goal of your headshot session is to capture your genuine self. Relax, be yourself, and trust that your photographer will capture your best angles and expressions.

By following these headshot photography tips, you’ll be well-prepared for your headshot session and increase your chances of getting the perfect headshot that truly reflects your unique personality and style.

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Tara is a member of the Professional Photographers of America PPA.
Tara is a Certified Professional Photographer.
Tara is a member of TPPA Texas Professional Photographer's Association.
Tara has earned her Master of Photography degree.
Tara has earned her Photographic Craftsman certification.
Tara is a member of the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston PPGH.
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