Generally speaking, you should try to keep company headshots as simple as possible.
Your company headshots should be cropped fairly closed around your head, so your pose isn’t as important as you might think. However,some simple poses will work wonders.
First, try a “smiling arms-crossed” pose, which can be ideal for executives and lawyers. However, we don’t recommend this pose for salespeople or realtors, as crossed arms tend to convey strength, but also make you look less open to meeting new clients.
Second, try an “over the shoulder” pose, where you turn completely away from the camera with your body, but face the camera with your head.
Third, try a “candid” pose, where you look about six inches to the left or right of the camera.
If you can’t quite envision these, don’t worry! Your headshot photographer should guide you through these minimalistic poses. At HeadShots Inc, we try to capture at least three poses in every session.