Headshot Photography St Louis Photographer Missouri Illinois Wedding Engagement
A common question I get during photography seminars I give deals with camera position for headshots.
There are many different positions but the one you should NEVER take is to photograph the client from below.
Some problems- it adds 5 lbs to the face, lets you see up the nostrils, makes the eyes squint (not a trusting image) and gives the impression of a power hungry egomaniac.
My preferred angle is from slightly above the eye line. I’m a tall guy so I can comfortable position my camera in this spot. I try to keep the lens around the forehead. In this way the client is not straining to look up, but instead creates a lovely curve of the neck. this is perfect for women, but not so much for men.
It also helps with keeping the eyes open wider in a more natural way.
Canon 5 D Mk2
85 1.2 L
f.3.2 1/500 ISO 50