If you are starting your professional career, it’s worth investing in business headshots. Prospective employers will be able to put a face to the name and you will have an official photo to use put on websites like LinkedIn. This video explains the basics of posing for corporate headshots so your photos are top-notch.
If you aren’t a model, you may find that you have no idea how to take the right photo. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but a good photographer will be able to guide you to the right pose. Still, there are some tips to keep in mind for yourself to get the right photo.
The first tip is to stand up when you’re taking the photo. Even though a headshot only goes down to your shoulders, standing lends more energy to the photo. You’ll also want to lean forward from your core. It may feel a bit awkward, but it puts you in a more powerful and confident position. Sitting up straight will actually work against you as your head comes back.
You want to put on shoulder forward and dip it down a little bit. Then the photographer will work with you to find the right head tilt. It may sound a bit silly that something so small can impact the photo so much, but nailing the head tilt is important. For more information, check out the video above.