How to pose and direct a headshot

Above: Gina photographed Sotiris, an actor, using daylight and a 70-200mm lens @ a focal length of 135mm.

Capturing a great headshot is much more than nailing your lighting and exposure.

In this tutorial, you will discover some of Gina’s favourite headshot hacks including:

  • What to say to a nervous model
  • How to set up the pose
  • How to get models to look into a camera with warmth and confidence
  • How to get a genuine smile
  • How to direct a stronger or tougher look.

The term “model” is a generic term and refers to anyone with a pulse, a mother and a name.

These techniques work for anyone: CEOs, mother of the bride, actors, athletes, even Jan from accounts.

categories: Behind the Scenes, Tutorial

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How to direct and pose like a pro

About Gina

About Gina

Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’... READ MORE

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