In this article, I plan to give you some great poses that can be used for headshot photography. Actors sometimes complain that oppose that they're put in by their photographer doesn't feel natural, however after seeing the image, the actor agrees that the photo looks good. There are many different pose options available, however certain poses must not be used if the actor feels noticeably uncomfortable, and that feeling of uncomfortableness is manifested on the film.
Let us begin to discuss the different poses that you can use for headshot photography.
1. Three-quarter stance, arms crossed or in the pockets, head pointed towards the camera, and chin slightly down. For more of an effect, you can turn the actors had slightly more to the opposite side, opposite of the direction that their shoulders are facing.
2. Direct on stance, arms again crossed her in the pockets, had pointed directly towards the camera, and chin slightly down. Typically, women with their chin down look better than men with their chin down. However, to get the most realistic portrayal of the actor, the photographer should assume a high of 5'7" which is a standard height for most of the population. The actor should stand straight up and look directly at the camera. This type of shot will assume the most typical angle that an actor is looked at by. In turn, this will result in the maximum possibility of the actor looking like they did in the headshot when walking into the audition.
3. Sitting, either leaning on something or sitting straight up. The photographer should shoot from a slightly high angle for women and a slightly low angle for men.
4. Squatting on the ground and leaning towards the camera. The photographer should shoot from a low angle, squatting as well. At least 75% to 80% of all actors who I've shot with manifest an enormous amount of confidence in their smiles when they are in this position. The stance is a great way to really bring out the confidence in a headshot, which is what will really make a headshot be chosen.
Hopefully these 4 poses will help you out as a headshot photographer. You should practice them whenever you get a chance and learn how to make them look very good. Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions at all. My e-mail address is Martin@mjbhomeentertainment.com.
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