How to Take Professional Headshots with A Smartphone?

A quick guide to creating professional-looking ✋headshots with a smartphone📷

How to Take Professional Headshots with A Smartphone? Natalia Golenkova
How to Take Professional Headshots with A Smartphone?

1. Smartphone camera: Use A Forward-facing Camera ONLY

2. Posture: Do Not cut the head or shoulders & look straight into the camera without tilting.

Do not cut the head (left photo). Do not cut the shoulders (right photo) & look straight into the camera without tilting. Refrain from editing or curring photos yourself and using filters.

3. Edits: Do Not Edit or Cut Photos &Do Not Use Filters.

4. Lighting: Youn Need Good Light.

Unflattering. overhead lighting, shadows, clothes blends witht he blackground
Mistakes: Unflattering overhead lighting, shadows, and clothes blend with the background
Low-quality blurry image, shadows
Mistakes: Low-quality blurry image, shadows

5. Background: Avoid Distracting Objects or Clothes That Blend With The Background.

Mistakes: Too many distracting objects in the background

6. Dress Code: Look Professional

Unprofesiona look, Distracting bold patterns, bad lighting with shadows, head tilt
Mistakes: Unprofessional look, Distracting bold patterns, bad lighting with shadows, head tilt
Unprofesiona look (too relieving ). Unflattering overhead lighting
Mistakes: Unprofessional look (too relieving ). Unflattering overhead lighting
Mistakes: Touching the face with hands, turning off the head
Mistakes: “Creative” angle, head tilt

Finally: Just Take Your Shots!

Examples of the photo you might want to take (Variant 1)
Examples of the photo you might want to take (Variant 2)
In the end, your photo should be able to fit the company's template
In the end, your photo should be able to fit the company’s template
In the end, your photo should be able to fit the company’s template
In the end, your photo should be able to fit the company’s template

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Natalia Golenkova, M.M 🏆

A Nocturnal 🌒 Writer & Diurnal ☀️ Digital Advisor. New Jerseyan, Skier, Scuba-diver & Tea-lover. I Write About Digital Marketing, Addiction & Mental Health ⭐