Professional Head Shots

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A few pointers when preparing for a professional portrait (headshot).

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Professional Head Shots

  1. 1. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session Presented by Michael E. Stern, master photographer Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com
  2. 2. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session Do........................ • Select clothing that fits properly • Loose is better than tight • Plain is better than busy • Jewelry is OK, but keep to a minimum • Think Class & Style • Get plenty of rest the night before • No drinking the night before • Bring hair brush and/or comb • Fresh clean make-up and/or freshly scrubbed face Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com
  3. 3. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session Don’t................... • Select loud bright colors • Pick clothes inappropriate for a professional sales person • Get a haircut the day before, 3-4 days beforehand is ideal • Lay in the sun the day before, 3-4 days beforehand is ideal • Go to a tanning salon the day before, 3-4 days beforehand is ideal Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com
  4. 4. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session The Session The photo session last about 20 minutes on average Afterwards you will review the images If you don’t like what you see, we’ll do some more You will leave completely satisfied that you have been portrayed professionally and aesthetically pleasing The completed and retouched file will be sent to you via an FTP service. Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com
  5. 5. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session Retouching Everyone needs a little bit of this and that All work is very discreet If you feel that the retouching is too much, it will be redone at no charge Skin smoothed Skin color blended Teeth & eyes brightened Weight taken off Clothes resized Wrinkled clothes minimized Temporary items (blemishes, etc.) removed Custom background created and introduced into the photo Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com
  6. 6. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session Retouching Camera Original Retouched Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com
  7. 7. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session Retouching Camera Original Retouched Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com
  8. 8. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session Retouching Camera Original Retouched Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com
  9. 9. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session Retouching Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com
  10. 10. Preparing for a Professional Portrait Session Presented by Michael E. Stern, master photographer Call Now! Operators are standing by... Michael E. Stern Photography Education Consulting 626-298-6747 CyberStern.com

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