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    any for anyone that can offer some advice obviously. I've been asked by my DH's coworker to do some photos for his g/f's website of her and her collegues (event planning biz). She asked for headshots of each of them and then a possible group shot. Since it's still dreary and winter they'll be taken inside. Anything in particular to remember when taking headshots? posing, angles? TIA
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    Business headshot are very different from acting headshots. I personally prefer corporate headshots that are environmental as opposed to against a backdrop, but you can go to flickr and search business headshot or corporate headshot and see what they typically look like and get a sense of what you like.

    In general, headshots where people are straight on with the camera look akward and impersonal, so it's best to get both some slight body angle and an angle on the head....but be very very careful that this looks natural and not forced. Actors are great cause they usually do this naturally, but you'll likely have your work cut out for you with non-actors and getting natural looking comfortable poses. People almost always look more comfortable and natural when sitting, so if possible, get them to sit somewhere and give their arms something to do whether they are in the shot or not. Arms in the lap...crossed, or resting on a table. Just make sure they are not hanging awkwardly.

    The goal of the headshot is to get the persons personality in there and to avoid it looking like a stiff mugshot.

    But truly, the best advice I can give is to check out flickr...so many different examples..good, bad, and really really bad. You'll get a great sense of what you think works there.
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    Thanks for replying. Very very helpful. Will check out flickr

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