One last ACRL Conference-related post for y’all! (Also see here and here.) One of my favorite memories and takeaways from the conference –and a totally unexpected one! — was the “Head Shot Lounge,” which provided free head shots for anyone willing to stand in the (admittedly long) lines.
Here’s how it appeared in the conference scheduler:
The lounge, which was scheduled to be open Thursday and Friday, as you can read above, even opened for a few hours on Saturday morning.
So how was the experience? It was like class picture day, except for professionals and complete with makeup artists! The line was long, but once you got into the rotation — there were 4 tables with makeup artists plus one photographer — it went pretty quickly. The makeup artist who worked on me added some concealer, blush, and lipstick to even out my makeup. (She also recommended that I begin applying eye moisturizer to combat my under-eye circles. Know any good brands to try?)
The photographer especially was very quick. But he was also very practical, as he had me extend my chin and tilt my head slightly, as to eliminate any double chin action. That pose felt super unnatural in person, but it looked just fine in the pictures. Then after a quick click, click, click, done, the photographer printed out his personal favorite pic and then emailed all the files to you right then and there!
Here was the picture that he printed out:
And here are the rest of the pictures from my head shot lounging:
You can also see my full outfit here in this post from earlier this week.
Have you ever had a professional head shot taken? What do you think of the idea? Please leave a comment and let me know!