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The Psychology of the Headshot


You know that moment when someone gets in front of your camera and they automatically tense up? Yea, we've all been there. 

Learn how to connect with your clients to produce killer headshots!

We will cover...

The Nitty Gritty

We'll cover how to create the lighting and camera setup so you can focus on the fun stuff - interacting with your clients.  

This includes: shooting tethered, camera height, ideal lens, and different light setups.

Finding Your Schtick

The most effective way to get clients comfortable in front of the camera. The trick is to keep their mind occupied and have them forget it's even there. We will cover there right banter while providing solid direction on facial expressions and poses.

This includes: how to build a rapport (even with difficult clients), different posing techniques for all body and face shapes, and how to get clients to provide expressions that exude the powerful combination of "confidence and approachability".

Getting in the Zone

This is all about being hands on. We'll spend 90 minutes utilizing the techniques we covered by having you to implement them. You will get a chance to be behind the camera as well as in front of it. We believe getting your headshot taken helps you relate  to your clients' experience. 

Open Q&A

We will wrap up by carving out time at the end to talk about what we found worked (or didn't) and to answer any questions. 



All workshops last about 3 hours. Length will vary depending on workshop size. 

Purchase includes one FREE hour in Studio B. Expires 3 months from workshop date.

Workshops are hands-on and interactive.

Please bring: your camera, lenses, etc.

We try to keep class sizes small since our workshops are interactive and we want everyone to get plenty hands-on practice. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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About Lisa.

Lisa is the owner of L.M. Pane Photography, a headshot and portrait studio based in the Treasure Valley. She is a native New Englander who spent the past decade living in the Deep South until relocating to Idaho in the summer of 2018. 

She is a career journalist who has covered everything from presidential campaigns to all sorts of natural disasters as well as the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010. While pursuing her passion of photography, she ran across videos and online courses featuring famed headshot photographer Peter Hurley. She eventually took one of the weekend workshops at his studio in New York City and is now a member of his elite group of photographers that form what is called the Headshot Crew. She is in the midst of a quest to gain associate status with the Headshot Crew.

Headshots by Lisa