Even Miss Universe 1999 can’t stand her face… Professional headshot photographers are about as popular as dentists with regards to the dread some folks approach their next appointments.
About 26-27 minutes in, professional photographer Peter Hurley shares how the gorgeous ex Miss Universe declared her hate for her face… pointing out, if this gorgeous lady hates her face, what little chance the rest of us have vis-a-vis liking our own faces?
Photographers hear this I hate myself in pictures regularly.
It’s a long long video, geared towards the technical aspects of headshot photography.
After the purely technical aspects of professional headshot photography, which is a basic entry level bar to this profession, we act essentially as therapists and entertainer directors, drawing people out, making them feel well enough about themselves, that we can get the shots, creating and capturing photographically the expressions they need for their headshots to be effective.
As professionals, portrait photographers on our games must know how to shake client’s out of their frozen stares and direct their poses and expressions into attractive and effective headshots which well earns our fees.
When we aren’t shooting clients, we are honing our crafts in other ways.
Like musicians, we are constantly practicing, learning, crafting and improving our technique to provide the best experience possible while delivering the results headshot clients dropping several hundred dollars and time demand, expect, deserve and need from our work.
When we understand this need, are able to articulate, demonstrate and deliver on the very real need, then we are providing value.
This is why client’s are pleased to part with their time and treasure when working with the best headshot photographers… and will squeeze every penny with those photographers not on top of their craft.
When we provide powerful effective expressive headshots with carefully controlled messages, we have provided our clients with something that they typically cannot get elsewhere, and which they desperately need.
Whether it is to look their best for a dating site, to find an idea mate, or for a business professional looking to attract clients, or an executive looking to position for the next promotion, their headshot can open, or close doors for these people.
It’s a big trust, and invaluable when done well, making people look great and effective in their headshots.