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Which kind of headshot?

Professional Headshots
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31%
Have Girlfriend Take a Picture at Home
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Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:20 pm

So the firm that I'm SAing at asked for a headshot for the firm-wide directory. At first I thought I would just crop a decent facebook picture, but they're asking for a headshot in business formal attire.

Should I go get some cheap headshots done, or just stand in front of a wall and have my girlfriend take a picture of me? I don't want to look like a gunner with a real headshot, but I also don't want to look like a slob.

Thanks.
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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:27 pm

Girlfriend, blank wall.

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Girlfriend, blank wall.


seconded

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Actus Reus
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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Actus Reus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:28 pm

Craigslist some poor history major who does photography on the side

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby chuckbass » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Girlfriend, blank wall.


seconded

Superb use of the anon feature

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby mvp99 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:07 pm

girlfriend.. leave the pro picture for when you're actually an associate and people outside your summer class will see it

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TFALAWL
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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby TFALAWL » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:56 pm

I went to CVS and got a passport photo

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Avian
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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Avian » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:10 pm

I was told to get a passport photo (firm reimburses). I suppose if you can duplicate the conditions of a passport photo you could do it at home, if you were not told otherwise. On the other hand, why not just get a passport photo? They're less than $10 and you know it won't look weird or stand out. It's not being a gunner to go to a drugstore to buy something the firm told you to get.

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby middlemarch » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:25 am

Ask a friend with a DSLR.

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby mmelittlechicken » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:29 am

I'll do it!

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:00 pm

TFALAWL wrote:I went to CVS and got a passport photo

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby twenty 8 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:05 pm

I’d just take a nice selfie. Background shouldn’t matter since headshots are pretty tightly cropped. After being offered you’ll be sent to a local photography studio for your firm net pictures. Dress up, those are often half body.

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Cicero76 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:06 pm

twenty 8 wrote:I’d just take a nice selfie. Background shouldn’t matter since headshots are pretty tightly cropped. After being offered you’ll be sent to a local photography studio for your firm net pictures. Dress up, those are often half body.


Good lord, don't take a selfie. Selfies look so stupid. Just get a friend to take it.

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baal hadad
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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby baal hadad » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:39 am

Don't shoot urself in the head that's bad for you

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby KD35 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:55 am

Had a friend do mine with a cell phone camera. Was totally fine.

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2014
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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby 2014 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:39 am

I went to a Target that did head shots, it was like $60 or something? Tbf it was reimbursed though

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:14 am

Take a glamor shot.

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Old Gregg » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:56 am

i found a modeling agency in nyc that does it. they had to put a bunch of make up on me for the photo, but ill be dammned if i didnt have the best headshot in my summer class.

lmk if u want a referral. same modeling agency kate upton when thru. the actual photos cost me around $15k. it was half of my SA salary but soooo worth it

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby mmelittlechicken » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:03 pm

zweitbester wrote:i found a modeling agency in nyc that does it. they had to put a bunch of make up on me for the photo, but ill be dammned if i didnt have the best headshot in my summer class.

lmk if u want a referral. same modeling agency kate upton when thru. the actual photos cost me around $15k. it was half of my SA salary but soooo worth it

15K and they can't even make her not look fat?!

- tls beta goobers

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Aeon » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:17 pm

OP, photo taken at home should be fine. Don't overthink this.

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:00 pm

Some people are suggesting you get a passport photo but I would disagree with that. A passport photo is supposed to be straight on with a neutral expression and everyday clothing. Just have a girlfriend or roommate take a nice photo of you in professional dress with a natural smile and you want your shoulders to be turned slightly with head angled slightly down. If you take the headshot straight on like a passport photo it will look dumb.

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby ruski » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Some people are suggesting you get a passport photo but I would disagree with that. A passport photo is supposed to be straight on with a neutral expression and everyday clothing. Just have a girlfriend or roommate take a nice photo of you in professional dress with a natural smile and you want your shoulders to be turned slightly with head angled slightly down. If you take the headshot straight on like a passport photo it will look dumb.


the CVS guy will not take your picture if you come in a suit. he will also wait until you stop smiling. this will not work

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby ditch digger » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:54 pm

mmelittlechicken wrote:
zweitbester wrote:i found a modeling agency in nyc that does it. they had to put a bunch of make up on me for the photo, but ill be dammned if i didnt have the best headshot in my summer class.

lmk if u want a referral. same modeling agency kate upton when thru. the actual photos cost me around $15k. it was half of my SA salary but soooo worth it

15K and they can't even make her not look fat?!

- tls beta goobers


FIFTEEN THOUSAND?!? This cannot be real.

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:22 pm

JC Penneys usually runs portrait package specials for $10 or less. Or check groupon. Give the extras to family members--who doesn't love a framed awkward photo?!?

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Re: Summer Associate Headshot

Postby mmelittlechicken » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:22 pm

ditch digger wrote:
mmelittlechicken wrote:
zweitbester wrote:i found a modeling agency in nyc that does it. they had to put a bunch of make up on me for the photo, but ill be dammned if i didnt have the best headshot in my summer class.

lmk if u want a referral. same modeling agency kate upton when thru. the actual photos cost me around $15k. it was half of my SA salary but soooo worth it

15K and they can't even make her not look fat?!

- tls beta goobers


FIFTEEN THOUSAND?!? This cannot be real.

maybe if you don't want to make partner




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