Posts tagged theatrical portraits
Tethered Shooting for Headshot Photography

For many people who are not used to being in front of a camera or performing, having a headshot taken can be uncomfortable. Part of the reason for this is that people often feel they either don’t look good in front of a camera, or can’t tell how they look. And while the photographer can provide direction, the subject is still left with doubt and cannot see the results.

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What makes a great headshot or portrait?

Great portraiture/headshots are not accidents - they happen primarily because of collaboration between the subject and the photographer - for a photo to look alive, convey a message or evoke a feeling, "it takes a village" - the photographer and subject need to be on the same page in terms of the "look". That "look" involves everything from expression and pose to lighting, camera angle, etc. The photographer is the director, cameraman, lighting specialist, and the subject is the actor. 

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