Who the heck thought this torture up? At some point, a professional head shot is recommended so a writer doesn't scare away readers with their HD-quality (think extreme closeup) shots taken by their eleven-year-old with a grudge. I asked my professional photographer/writer friend LaMishia Allen to take the offending shots next month so I'd have them ready to roll. (Yes. I like to be prepared. Did you see the 72 page proposal post?)
She recommended clothing options in the range of white and/or black. Since puce was high on my list of color choices, I think I needed a little guidance. However, she gave me the option of a color to bring just to sass it up a bit for one shot. Now I'm stuck. I'm a fan of black/dark colors, what if I need to look [shudder] cheerful? Pink? Plum? Green?
Good lord, I hate this part. Since hanging upside down from a tree probably won't be the serious author image I'm going for - though it would be awesome, can you imagine Stephen King swinging from a branch? - I'm reduced to not sweating too much in a studio because it will be July in Virginia and no one has that much face powder to keep me from being "dewy."
My advanced age has forced me back into glasses albeit sexy librarian glasses this time around. Lasik helped my distance but I'm squinting to see label directions. ONE time I overdosed myself on Midol and the whole freakin' world overreacts.
What's your advice for a good snap?
(No fair! This was taken at 11p after a day at the pool and chasing fireflies.)