Should I Wear Glasses for My Portrait?
It’s a common question: Should I wear glasses for my portrait? And it’s one that nobody can definitively answer for you. Whether or not to wear glasses for a portrait is, in the end, a personal decision. Here are some guidelines to consider, though, if you’re getting ready to update your business portrait or head shot and are asking yourself this question:
Do you wear them all the time?
If you answered yes, then you probably DO want to wear glasses, particularly if you are using your portrait for professional reasons. You want your portrait to accurately represent you, which means leaving your glasses on as an identifying feature. If you don’t wear them all the time, such as if you go back and forth between contacts and glasses, then it comes down to your personal preference of how you want to be identified.
What do I need to do to prepare?
Wearing glasses for your portrait comes with a few extra steps.
First, make sure your glasses are clean. Use a glasses cleaner right before your portrait session to ensure they are spotless.
Bring a few pairs of glasses, if you have them, so your photographer can capture different aspects of your personality and give you some options to choose from.
What to avoid:
If you can, avoid wearing glasses with transitions lenses since these can darken up depending on the lighting of your photo shoot. Also avoid wearing glasses that are bent or otherwise broken. Take the time to get new glasses or to get yours fixed if this is the case.
DC Corporate Headshots is committed to bringing out your personality while creating great photos that can be used professionally. We will use our expertise at lighting and posing to make sure you look great with (or without) your glasses.
To find out more, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.