I know that there are a lot of college graduates who are not only missing out on their graduation, now they have to think about finding a job during the COVID-19 pandemic and how can they get a professional headshot to submit with their resume.
I’d like to share 5 tips with you so you can do some DIY headshot at home or in your backyard.
Tip #1: Choose Your Background.
Decide if you want a plain background (white or light-colored wall) or outdoor (urban or park). I recommend choosing a neutral or a park with only trees in the background to avoid any distractions.
Tip #2: Choose Your Outfit.
Select an outfit that fits and makes you feel good. For men, I recommend a suit and tie. For women, I recommend business attire or business casual outfit. A little color is ok. Remember to choose your outfit for the profession you are looking to get into.
Tip #3: Choose Someone.
Ask someone in your household to take your headshot or use a tripod, then set the timer on your camera.
Tip #4: Choose Your Camera.
I always recommend a DSLR but a point &shoot camera or your cell phone would work.
Tip #5: Edit Picture.
Here’s an example of a headshot that I did at home. My husband used my DSLR and took this picture in our dining room with a beige wall. I did some editing to it using Lightroom and Photoshop. There is plenty of free editing software out there to achieve this too! You got this!
I hope these tips help! If you would like to watch a replay of the How to Take Your Own Headshot webinar, click HERE.
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