Monday, January 24, 2011

Please, help me pick a head shot photo!

One of my publishers has asked me to produce a head shot photo. Oy...I've never done a head shot before! Luckily for me while I was visiting in California this Christmas, we went to a photographer. If we had not taken any photos then, I would be royally screwed right now because I abhor photo shoots and I loathe most "author photos" on the back flap of books. I swore I would never be that dorky schmuck smiling like an idiot on the back cover, but alas, here I am today. 

We drove over to downtown Riverside (the Mission Inn is pretty cool!) and took pictures there in a natural, urban setting. It was pretty cool...we just walked around doing random stuff while our photographer just snapped snapped snapped with the camera. No dorky poses. No retarded studio furniture. Just the beautiful city of Riverside as our backdrop! 

Anyways...I'm rambling... I have a choice of two photos. I have NO idea which one I should choose so I am asking you, my beloved readers, to help me out! In the first one, I look like a chipmunk on crack because my face is really fat. The second one is a little better because the camera is far away and you can't see my retarded grin. I'm not wearing makeup (I hate makeup) or fancy clothes soooooo...which one do you think I should choose? 


Anonymous said...

You are really pretty...I have no idea what you're talking about! Both photos look good!

Angelina Rain said...

I like both pictures, but I would choose the first one.

Vegetarian Cannibal said...

Thanks for helping me out! My boyfriend also said I should pick the first one...but I hate the look on my face in that photo! Lol! :D

Michan said...

i like them both too. i would pick the second one because you look so relaxed. makes you look like you're thinking. good luck with the photos! :D

Anonymous said...

As a photographer, I prefer the second one.

It's natural, well-framed, displays a woman who's confident, self-assured and completely at ease with life.

The question is what do you want your readers to see?

Maria Zannini said...

I like both photos. And I love your smile. It's warm and natural.

I think I'm leaning more to the first one because the perspective on the second one makes the top of your body look larger than the lower half of your body.

Robin Eduardo said...

I prefer the second one! you look very confident and relaxed.

Erobintica said...

Hmm, they're both good. I prefer the second one (lots of interest), but if it's a head shot they want, maybe crop the second one? Though I like the smile too.

Vegetarian Cannibal said...

Awww, thanks guys! I always thought my smile made me look like a squirrel, lol! I'm going to go with the first one for the publisher but use the second one as my "generic" headshot, if I should need another. :)


Jenners said...

I kind of like the second one ... it has more personality in it! You are so cute!

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