HEADSHOTS VS PORTRAITS
A headshot is generally a close-up style shot of head and shoulders that the subject uses for branding, marketing and for identifying themselves in the marketplace. Headshots may be in studio or on-location. The subject’s expression is approachable and confident. Subject is looking at the camera. The goal is to recognize/identify the subject. All on-line social media outlets use profile pics which are headshots. In my business headshots refer to business headshots, actor headshots and my modeling headshots for kids and teens.
A portrait is any other kind of shot of a person. The options are limitless. Closeups, 3/4 lengths, full body shots, in studio or on location where the setting may be important to the story of the portrait. Expressions can really show any kind of emotion and subject may not even be looking at the camera. Portraits can be of one person or more than one person. ( In my portfolio I have portraits of individuals, siblings, families, business teams, couples etc.) Photographers have great artistic and creative license to capture a subject and tell a story.
Seeing as the images you take will be your memories, you will want them to be presented in the most natural way possible, and this can only be accomplished if you are comfortable within your photo session.
However, how can you be completely at ease within your Photoshoot?
Here at SZ Photography, we are honored to capture such wonderful events within your life. That’s why we have gathered some tips to assist you in being comfortable as your photos are captured. If you are interested in learning more, be sure to continue reading:
Your photographer will guide you through your session. One main aspect of your photo session that you should be made aware of is that you will not be left in the dark! The last thing you should expect is that you will be tossed in front of the camera, expected to know what to do. Your photographer will go to great lengths to ensure that you are completely guided through your session. From being inspired to pose certain ways to being informed to smile at just the right time, you can be completely at ease for yours.
Just be yourself! Within your photos, you will want to ensure that they reflect your personality. So, you should certainly not present yourself in any way other than the real you! Don’t try and please the camera, or think that you have to appear a certain way. Overall, just come to your photo session relaxed and at ease, and know that the outcome of your photos will be the most gorgeous if you just act as though you always do.
Get to know your photographer. Of course, having a stranger photograph you may not make you feel incredibly comfortable. However, if you get to know your photographer beforehand, you can feel more at ease. From browsing their website, such as their “About” section, to having a consultation with them, you can learn all about who will be capturing your beauty, which will certainly make you feel more at home for your photo session.
Every photo should be beautiful! And if you are at ease within your photo session, you can ensure that your images will be lovely. Here at SZ Photography gorgeous photography is our specialty.
Your wedding is a day filled with excitement! You get to marry the love of your life, and what could provide more happiness than that? However, as your day runs its course, you will certainly spend a large amount of time in front of the camera.
With your big day already filled with nerves, the last thing you would want to experience is any discomfort in front of the camera.
With your wedding being such an important milestone within your life, you certainly want your photos to be picture perfect. That’s why, here at Photography with Heart & Video, we have gathered some tips to assist you in feeling comfortable in front of the camera for your wedding photos. If you are interested in learning more, be sure to continue reading:
Have engagement photos captured. Before your wedding, you can capture your engagement through photography. Not only does this provide you with the opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera, but also with your photographer. Basically, engagement photos are a trial-run for your wedding photos, offering you the ability to learn how to mesh with your partner in front of the camera, as well as get to know your photographer, for a stunning outcome of photos.
Practice! Before your wedding, practice some poses with your partner. Learn the most comfortable way to stand with them, and even sport some smiles in front of the mirror. Practice will allow you to feel comfortable smiling and standing with your partner, in a way that doesn’t feel pressured or uncomfortable.
Get familiar with your location. Whether you are having your wedding photos captured at your venue, or among another location, get familiar with your surroundings. From dirt to unstable terrain, these aspects are just a couple of many that can pose as uncomfortable for your wedding photos. The last thing you would like to focus on is your dress being dragged through dirt, or your heels sticking into the grass as you are trying to have your photos captured.