What exactly is a Professional headshot?
A headshot is a portrait of a person, typically taken in a studio by a professional photographer. Headshots are often used for business purposes, such as online Linkedin profiles or CV’s. They can also be used for personal branding or marketing materials. A good headshot is a fantastic way to set yourself apart from the competition.
Aren’t headshots just for actors?
No, headshots can be used for any profession. In fact, headshots can be more important than your resume! A potential employer will often times judge you based on your appearance, so it’s important to have a great image.
Is a selfie a headshot? (let’s get this out of the way!)
A selfie is not a headshot. While they may be perfectly acceptable for personal use, selfies are typically not high enough resolution or cropped correctly for business purposes.
Why do you need professional headshots?
There are very few people who don’t need a professional headshot theses days. A great headshot might help you appear more polished when applying for jobs or networking, which is essential when it comes to first impressions. Headshots can also aid in the development of your personal brand and delivering a strong first impression.
When should I get my headshots done?
The best time to get your headshots done is typically when you have a new job or are actively looking for work. For an actor, maybe when you, have an audition However, if you’re not in the market for a new job but want to update your current ones, that’s perfectly acceptable too! Headshots should be updated every few years
How do I choose the right photographer?
When choosing a Headshot Photographer, for a professional Linkedin photo you should choose someone whose images you really love. You should ideally pick someone you like and feel comfortable with as you will be spending some time in front of their camera.
It’s important to me, as a photographer that people feel they have an image that really represents them, and shows them and their personality in their best light.
A mix of studio lighting, natural lighting and coaching you through poses helps get the biggest variety of images for you.
How do I prepare for a headshot session?
Here are some basic advice on how to prepare for your shoot:
– Make sure your hair is styled and groomed properly.
– Wear clothing that fits well and makes you look polished. Don’t forget to iron everything, as it will show up in the images.
– Avoid busy patterns or bright colors. Stick to solid shades or muted tones instead. If in doubt give me a call
– Bring a few different outfits so that you can choose the best one for your headshot.
What are Casting Directors looking for?
Casting Directors are looking for Headshots that accurately represent the actor or actress with minimal retouching. They want to see a range of emotions, and they want to be sure that you can portray different characters.
What should I do if I’m not happy with my headshots?
Don’t worry, that’s the most important part! I always make sure we check in during the session so we know that things are progressing in the direction you want.
I’m convinced, what happens next ?
So send me a message and we can start planning the perfect headshot session for you!