Author Headshot Photos: What You Need to Know | Episode 249

The Heidi Thorne Show

Jun 7 2022 • 13 mins

Do you always have to get professional photos for your author headshots? Can you use selfies? Are there any rules for using photos in books? I share what you need to know about author headshot photos for your books.

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0:15 Author questions about headshot photos for books

0:42 Legal concerns of working with photographers

3:30 Tips for working with professional photographers

6:08 Selfies as headshots?

10:43 Tips for using selfies for your books

12:18 How to connect with Heidi

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