If you wear eyeglasses on a daily basis, you should wear them in your professional photograph, because it is how the world knows you. A great headshot captures the real you in a way that flatters and celebrates every unique part of you.
Whether shooting a business portrait for LinkedIn or photos for a website, glasses come up often in our shoots. And while they can be a great accessory for your next headshot, there are a few things that might help you to make your shoots with spectacles more spectacular!
Variety Rules: If you have more than one pair of glasses, we highly recommend bringing them. Variety is key as it will make you feel freer during your shoot and depending on their color and shape might bring out fascinating things about you with the addition of different angles, backgrounds and lighting.
Future Lens: Ask yourself if you are going to keep these for a while. If you have already had this particular pair of glasses for more than a year or two, you may want to consider upgrading before your shoot or just wearing your contact lenses instead.
Transitional Lens: It is important to avoid transition lenses during natural light photo-shoots. When photo-shoots are taken outdoors, just a little bit of sunlight can trigger transitions to turn into pale sunglasses.
Patient And Clean: Glare can be an issue, so it may take me a little longer to get the perfect, natural shot without glare. Smudges can and will show up in the photos and are quite difficult to remove after the fact.
Do Not Hide: Be prepared to take some shots without glasses. You might feel more comfortable hiding behind your glasses, but you never know, you may find that you actually look great without them.
Schedule your portrait session today! Call Capitol Photo Headshots at 203-255-4002.