If you wear glasses most of the time, then the answer to the question “should I wear my glasses for my Headshot?” is yes. They will more than likely be a part of your brand and people will expect to see you wearing them. Images taken at your Headshot Photography Session will then be a realistic representation of you. As a Birmingham Headshot Photographer I always make sure you look your best in your new Business Headshots. With correct placement of studio lights and direction on posing, I can ensure there are no ugly reflections or unwanted glare on the lenses of your glasses. I always ask Clients to let me know if they wear glasses. It’s also important to ensure they are cleaned before their Headshot Session.
When photographing a small team, minor adjustments to lighting and posing take a few minutes. There are times, for example when I am photographing volume Headshots at a Conference when the lights are set & those small adjustments aren’t possible. Moving lights around can be disruptive in the workflow of photographing 60 or more people. Very often Headshots are captured during coffee breaks & registration, so the ability to be swift & professional is a must. In the example below I had a small area set up in the foyer of a Conference. The ceilings were low & I had little space to move backward as I would have been encroaching onto a busy walkway.
Thoroughly checking the images at the time of the shoot highlighted a reflection on my subjects glasses. I simply asked him to stay in his pose whilst my assistant carefully took of his glasses. I captured a couple of extra shots then in post-production, I simply merged the images together. The key here is to be aware of any reflections that are unavoidable at the time. This can then be fixed in the editing process. So with professional planning, all eventualities will be covered. Your Modern Headshots will look fabulous & glare free!