I’ve been talking with photographer Heba Salama for years now about scheduling a headshot. I put it off for ages, but when a recent article couldn’t be published with last year’s car selfie, I had no chance but follow through. Making the call was tough for this camera fearing subject. A mixture of insecurity, perfectionism, and body dysmorphia makes for a rotten model.
To help me prepare I’ve cruised the web looking for advice on how to make the whole thing go smoothly.
Positive thinking, having fun, and good planning are ‘across the board’ suggestions.
The rest I’m leaving up to good lighting, and dear Heba.
From what I’ve heard (and seen), she’s really, really good.
I almost (almost) can’t wait.
Have you ever taken a professional headshot? Have any tips to share? Do you like having your picture taken?
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