Headshots aren’t just for actors and models. If you have a marketing page, online dating profile, or even a social media account, chances are you’ve posted your face online.
Are you putting your best face forward?
Judging by head shots I’ve seen, you’re probably not. And that’s totally cool.
The great thing about the Internet is you can learn anything. There is an expert out there scaling his knowledge to improve your life.
Peter Hurley shows you how to take a proper headshot.
I do not know Peter Hurley, a New York photographer, and he certainly didn’t ask me or pay me to plug him!
When someone does an amazing video adding value to my life, I promote the person’s work. It’s the Law of Attraction.
You really should watch Peter Hurley’s video on headshots and practice in front of a mirror.
There are two key takeaways: The Jaw and the Squinch.
- As the video says, “It’s all about the jaw!” That will make more sense once you’ve watched the video.
- Learn how to squinch your eyes. You actually have eye muscles located underneath your eyeballs. Learn to flex them.
Now watch the video explaining how to take a headshot.
My photographer (SG) took this picture. As I hate having my picture taken, we did this in 90 seconds.
We took the photo with an iPhone 6 outside of my bedroom. Although there was some natural light coming in from the window, we didn’t set up a studio or get fancy.
You can touch up your photo, removing lines and wrinkles. You can also add filters, or whatever.
Taking a proper headshot is what matters most.
Could my headshot have been better?
Hell yes, but I don’t like having my picture taken.
But you do.
Start getting it done properly.