How to Pose People for Headshots

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People always need to be posed in a very specific way if you're getting ready to take headshots. Pose people for headshots with help from a photography professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Dan Reinecke with Unknown Media, and today I'm going to tell you how to pose people for headshots. A headshot is used by actors and musicians for the purpose of being able to land jobs. A good headshot is going to be a close-up of a person that shows off the person's face in the best way possible. When you pose people you are going to want to work with their features. Shooting from a higher angle will be more slimming to a person because it will hide their neck and accentuate their eyes. Try not to photograph people with their shoulders directly squared up to the camera. If you have them turn their head slightly and will bring in depth to their face and show off more shape. Though if someone has a very large nose you won't want them to turn their head too much because it will bring too much attention to their nose. The key is to bring out their personality and show off their best features while hiding their worst features. Every person is going to be different. But with keeping these few things in mind you'll be able to surely have some great headshots. I'm Dan Reinecke, take your best shot.

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