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How to Pose for Actors Headshots: 9 Pro Tips from Michael Wharley – Headshot Posing Tips We Love

by May 27, 2016Model Resources0 comments

9 practical tips to help actors relax, pose naturally & communicate more effectively with the stills camera in their next headshot shoot.

Terrified of the stills camera? Finding it hard to relax in your headshot shoots? Feel like you’re not sure how to use your acting skills in a photo session?

I think the skills that make a great actor are just as relevant to success in headshots, so these 9 practical tips aim to help you relax, pose naturally & communicate more effectively with the stills camera in your next headshot shoot.

This is another in my ‘Take Control of Your Headshots’ series and offers advice on the tricky area of posing for the stills camera.

What’s in the video?

Offering 9 simple tip, the video covers:

- You’re not doing it wrong.
- Knowing Your Face
- Making an Offer
- Staying Loose
- Posture
- Trusting Your Photographer
- Where to Look
- Communicating with Your Eyes
- Using Your Review Time

More broadly, my ‘Take Control of Your Headshots’ series, aims to give actors the tools, techniques, insights, & tactics to take control of their next headshot session, before, during & after the shoot.

Hope you find it useful, and thanks for watching!

27 05 2016 MW

Credits: Filmed & edited by Sam Swainsbury, at the awesome Cut To: Productions:

Music: ‘Funky People’ by John Landau & The Giants (with thanks to John Landau):



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