Professional Head Shots Event
Adult Learners Week Event
Hello Adult Learners!
Need or want a professional headshot? LinkedIn profile looking outdated?
Off-Campus Student Services is sponsoring 20 Adult Learners to have their photograph taken by our campus photographer for free.
This event is by RSVP only & for Adult Learners Only. Adult Learners will receive an email with the RSVP information and sign up is limited.
There will be an opportunity for 1-2 back-ups if time permits.
Wear something in which you feel comfortable and confident in! Check with your department or program to see if there’s a dress code or something they recommend or recommend against. Usually just something you’d normally wear to work, if not slightly “dressier” is perfect. Many of these images, other than being on department websites, sometimes get used if you are chosen for an award, grant, or are being recognized in some way.
That being said, these are generally just images of your face, shoulders and maybe arms, so feel free to wear comfortable shoes, we’ll be moving around just a little bit during the session.
It may sound odd, but generally solid black clothing doesn’t photograph well and can show flecks of dust or fuzz that is difficult to remove in post processing, especially black knitted sweaters. If you do wear something that is black or very dark blue (navy), please bring a lint roller with you or make sure to check before walking over to the session.
Avoid clothing with predominant logos, text, branding, corporate or sports affiliated apparel, copyrighted artwork, or other Universities/Colleges
You might want to bring things you may need to reapply makeup (especially if you have been wearing a mask or other PPE) or items to restyle your hair if it is windy. A small mirror can be helpful or using your cellphone’s camera during the session.
The biggest tip for the day is to please try to avoid negative self-talk before and during the portrait session. Many people understandably dislike having their portrait made but find it helpful to think about things they enjoy or something else they’re looking forward to. Many of these images are meant for public facing websites, so to help with facial expression and body language try to imagine greeting a dear friend or saying hello to a peer/colleague. If I can help ease your nervousness in any way, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I strive to make this a painless and positive experience.
After the session, the resulting edited digital images will be shared via Google Drive with you.
If you have any questions please email Grace, firstname.lastname@example.org