NashCO has been enjoying doing a lot of corporate headshots these days, professional people looking, well, professional. Peter Hurley, headshot photographer extraordinaire, has a whole prescribed method for making folks look as fabulous as possible. Some great tips there, which often boil down to us saying things like, "Think like a turtle, stick that forehead out....more, more.....really stick it out there. Feels weird, looks good!" These comments are often met with deep looks of skepticism, like we might be punking them. However, as we try to explain, the goal is a strong jawline, one that creates separation from your neck. Even if you're not getting your head shot by us anytime soon, that is no reason you can't still look amazing. So here are a few quick tips on us:
1. Stick your forehead out and chin down slightly (like I said....defined jawline). If you feel the skin around your neck stretching, you are doing it right.
2. Turn slightly to the side and dip the front shoulder. This gives you dimension and is slimming. You will also want to be standing up straight with your shoulders back, even if you are tall slouching does no one any good.
3. Find the light. It is your friend. (or ask us to create a lighting setup that is flattering)
4. Think open, happy, friendly thoughts....believe me, it will show.
There. Now you are camera ready, go forth and pose.