Certain angles look better than others i headshot photography, but the problem is that most photographers don't know when to use what angle. Here is a short list of what angles look good on people in general:
Girls and guys take angles differently. Try this next time you get a chance: shoot a guy and a girl, frommm both a low and high angle each. Then show them to the subject. Ask which they like better.
Chances are, girls will lik the high angle shot (aiming down at them), and guys will like the low angle shot (looking up at them). It's just natural for some reason.
So, for high and low angles, the main idea is to shoot girls high, and shoot guys low.
I regards to which shoulder should be forward, ask the client if they have a side of their face that they like better. Tis will be the side to focus on.
Lastly, you may consider trying ultra high angles or ultra low Angeles, and seeing whether the headshot client likes to be standing or kneeling better. Sitting is also a possibility. Experiment with these and ask which the client likes, and see which you like. Simple take more shots of the ones that look the best and try to nail them even better each time.
Canted angles are good too, because they make the headshot more dynamic. But know what's dynamic and what's just awkward. Never tilt the camera more than 30 degrees to the side because then it will neither look like a vertical or horizontal picture, and will be unusable.
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