MN Blogger Conference: Preparing For Your Headshot

We’re less than two weeks away from the MN Blogger Conference now! In addition to learning from some great speakers and getting to network with other bloggers, you’ll have the opportunity to get a new casual headshot taken in exchange for a donation to Free Arts Minnesota.

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You may think you don’t need a headshot (you haven’t even created your website yet or you’ve already had yours taken elsewhere) but it’s always handy to have a professional headshot of yourself available. There are so many places that they’re used now – your website, your blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your marketing materials, etc. This is an easy and convenient way to get a headshot and even better, it benefits you AND a good cause.

Here’s some information and handy tips to help you prepare.

How do I sign up?

You don’t need to. I’ll be set up in the lobby throughout the day. Just stop by when you’re in between sessions or see that the line is short!

What should I wear?

Image Consultant Sasha Westin of Fabuliss…Success with Style provided these tips on how to dress for your headshot.
























Other tips:

– Drink plenty of water and try to get a good night’s sleep before the conference so you look your best.

– Bring a brush or comb, some makeup for mid-day touchups and maybe even a toothbrush in case the potato bar fills your teeth with bacon bits.

– Practice your expression in the mirror. You’ll want to look friendly and approachable and most importantly, you’ll want to make sure you have some life in your eyes (or the Tyra Banks smize for the ANTM fans among you).
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– Relax! I know that having a portrait taken isn’t a favorite activity for many adults but our sessions will be very brief and painless and I will help direct you to look your best.

How do I get my photos?

Once I’ve edited your images, I will email you a Dropbox link to download your photos. (You don’t need to have Dropbox in order to download them, but it’s a handy account to have!)

Can I…[print, share online, use on a billboard, etc.]…my headshots?

Yes. You will receive a full-resolution file, suitable for printing, and a resized one that’s easier for online use. You don’t need to request permission for extended usage or credit me for use, although I do always appreciate it!

>> I would love it if you would “like” Glimpses of Soul Photography on Facebook and leave a note letting me know that you’re finding your headshot useful, or find me on LinkedIn and do the same.

Have a question? Feel free to leave a comment below or drop me a note. See you September 22nd!

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