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CHICAGO HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER

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About Our Studio

Mike Sansone Photography is a studio in Chicago that specializes in professional headshots. Anyone who needs a picture to represent themselves, or their business can be accommodated.

It's Fun!

The key to an amazing headshot is your personality. That’s why all of our sessions are built around crazy banter, and making a lot of faces. If your stomach doesn’t hurt from laughter after your headshot session, you went to the wrong photographer.

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Individual Headshot Sessions

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“If you hate having your picture taken, I’m here to change that. I’ll help you relax, have fun, and teach you how to look good on camera. You’re going to leave with the best headshots you’ve ever had. That’s a promise!”

Mike Sansone, Chicago Headshot Photographer

The 6 Headshot Ingredients

Lighting

A great headshot starts with fantastic lighting. Great lighting can make everyone look awesome, right away. Bad lighting can accentuate wrinkles, and draw negative attention to the features on the face. I use Kino Flo lights, which are typically used on movie sets and news stations. It provides me with the signature look I’m known for – high contrast, crisp, vibrant, and flattering images.

Posing

Do you know which side is your ‘good side’? Most people look better on the left side of their face. The side you part your hair on is also a good indicator. Everyone has a sweet spot where they look the best. Finding the perfect angle is a big step in making sure you look your best in a headshot. In addition, I have tricks to reduce the ‘double chin’ effect. I will teach you about how body language affects your perceived strength.

Psychology

Peter Hurley and Anna Rowley discovered that there are four different coping mechanisms you can have when a camera is pointed at you. You can run, diminish, pose, or own it. If the picture is taken when you are running, diminishing, or posing you will look unnatural. This is why most people dislike pictures of themselves. I constantly adjust my direction depending on your current apprehension level. It’s my job to help you own it!

Expression

The most important part of a headshot is your expression. We will spend a majority of the session making sure you are conveying the type of personality you want in your images. I will teach you about your mouth, eyes, eyebrows, and how the combination of the three affect your expression. I will make sure you look confident, approachable, and interesting.

Selection

It’s hard to judge details of an image on the back of a camera, so I shoot tethered into a laptop computer. The images will pop up on the large screen as soon as we take them. This provides me with the ability to show you the shots, and receive your immediate feedback. I can fix any issues during the shoot instead of finding out after that something wasn’t right. This ensures the best possible images.

Retouching

The final details are added with retouching. Nothing kills a shot faster than poor retouching. Skin has texture, and should not be blurred. I employ advanced photoshop techniques to keep everything looking natural. I will do a basic color correction, remove blemishes, remove stray hairs, fix glare in glasses, even out skin tone, and make everyone look like the best versions of themselves.

Get Ahold Of Us

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