I need to do some headshots of myself for a gig I have coming up. My initial thought was to use a plain light background (as you see in many studio shots), but I've had some advice to use a dark background, which sounds like an interesting idea. I'll probably try out both to see which I prefer.
I'm mostly concerned with posture/composition/angles now. I read somewhere that it was best to shoot men slightly from above with the head angled up to avoid double chins, which, if I'm being honest, is a concern :-) I have an idea of my "best side", so of course that helps too. I haven't done much photography of people, so general tips on this subject would be appreciated. (I mostly do photos of stuff outside: flowers, buildings, etc., where the light is good and the subjects are already posed to their advantage).
The headshots will be converted to black and white before use. If you know of a way to get the Nikon D90 to shoot in black and white (rather than editing in-camera after taking the photo), I'd appreciate the advice there too.
Thanks in advance for your help!