When posing for headshots, a lot of us don’t know how to act or how to pose. A professional photographer should be able to bring the very best out in you and help you look your very best. A good set of headshots can be one of the things that can help you to get a job in the world of musical theatre. There are a few things you can do to help yourself to come out of your session with some great shots – so let’s take a look at these below.

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Breathe and Relax

A lot of photographers would say that the very best photos are taken when you’re relaxed and that’s why they’ll urge you to breathe slowly and calmly. Many would say that the very best photos are taken when a person is completely off guard. A lot of people tend to pose for photos which removes the natural feel from them and makes them look a little too constructed. Photographers often try to catch people off guard and film them as they would naturally site to ensure the images look as genuine as possible.


Distracting clothing and accessories end to take away from the natural look that you want when filming. If you look simple in a headshot it allows you and your best features to shine, not the clothes you’re wearing. In headshots you want people to see how you would normally look.

Humour Works

One of the most important things that a photographer has to capture during a headshot is a little bit of spark. If the person is a little dead behind the eyes or the photographer is finding it hard to get them to look a little alive, they will often tell them a silly joke or try and make them laugh. Alternatively they may ask the person to relax and take a break to try and get that little bit more from them.


A good photographer will be honest, especially when it comes to facial expressions. They will not be afraid to let you know if something is working for you or not and will do so to try and get the best shot possible. They have to be honest to try and get the very best expressions from the client and so they can allow the actor’s personality to shine through in the photos.

A good set of headshots or photographs will stand to you when you’re looking for an interview and when trying to get into the world of musical theatre. Hopefully the aforementioned information will give you some greater insight into what to expect and how to make the most of your session.