male headshots

Male Headshots

tips for a great headshot

MALE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS

A good business headshot communicates who you are and what you do. This is true universally, but there are some questions that are gender-specific. That’s what we’re talking about today, MENS HEADSHOTS Here are some quick headshot tips that are specific for male headshots. I have a post that offers some tips on the female headshot. Whether male headshots or female headshots, here’s what all professional headshots should project.

  • CONFIDENCE
  • APPROACHABILITY
  • ENERGY
  • HAPPINESS

Does that mean you have to smile? Not necessarily, but no one wants to talk to someone who looks angry or sullen.

Here are some tips to ensure a professional headshot that will achieve the results you want.

headshot CLOTHING tips

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look great
  • Make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well. A poor fitting jacket or shirt will be obvious in the photos (especially around the neck)
  • Don’t overdress
  • Turtlenecks are almost always a bad idea (since they crowd the face)
  • Clothes should be neatly pressed and should look new or like new
  • Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes
  • This may be a personal preference, but avoid white shirts

Male Headshots. What to wear

  1. The standard business look is a suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie
  2. A casual business look is often a jacket and open dress shirt, shirt and tie (no jacket), or dress shirt on its own
  3. For a no-jacket casual look, bring colored shirts – ideally darker than your skin tone
  4. A white dress shirt by itself is a bad idea – unless you plan to wear it underneath something (jacket or sweater)

By far and away the biggest question is

Tie or no tie in headshots?

It definitely makes a big difference but not in the traditional sense. Here’s an example of the same man’s headshot with and without a tie.

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