Any helpful hints?

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  1. Josiah

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    Hey guys, I'm going to be taking photos of a friend of mine sometime next week. She wants a headshot for auditioning in theatre, but she said I can experiment because i'm still learning and she will be my third subject for a portrait. She also said that basically she is willing to do pretty much anything, and that she was putting me in control. I'm really looking forward to it, lol also a bit nervous. Anyone have any suggestions for like starting out poses, to like make her more comfortable and relaxed? Any other suggestions for something like this would be nice too:D Thanks guys!
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    I go to this site (contains nudity) to get some "starting off" ideas
    http://www.onemodelplace.com/

    I start the shoot out with those poses I picked out and studied, from there things usually just fall into place. The main this is to show confidence even if your not. That will keep her a little more relaxed. Another thing... tell her to go through some magazines and find a couple poses she likes and bring them along to the shoot.

    Doug Raflik
     
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    Generally I let the actor act. Especially with head shots. For me lighting is the key.
     
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    Use props to involve your subject with something. Avoid cluttered backgrounds. As Craig says, get the lighting right!

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    Hey guys, thanks for the advice! I'm planning to do the shoot during the day to try and make use of as much natural light as possible. I've done a shoot in the evening and so it was just basically lights in the room and a couple of desk lamps. The desk lamps were really harsh however, and didn't give as nice an effect as I had hoped.
    wxnut, good site:D I also sent her some of my previous shots and asked her to start thinking of poses she'd like to try as well.
    Thanks for the suggestions:mrgreen:
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