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I'm a headshot photographer in Los Angeles providing actor headshots, corporate headshots, model headshots and more. Sessions are in a commercial studio or outdoors.

Actor Headshots – The Complete Guide to Get the Best Professional Headshots

 

If you are just getting into acting, you will soon learn getting professional actor headshots is one of the first important steps you need to take. If you are already working with a talent manager or talent agent, you are well aware of their importance. Either way it is helpful to know, what are some of the most important considerations when looking to get headshots?

This quick-reference guide has been optimized so you can ready every post or if you are just interested in one or some posts, you can easily see and get to those too. If you have any questions about any topic, get in touch. So, let’s get going with the guide…


Actors Share Agent Tips on What to Wear for Actor Headshots

Actors are always in need of a good headshot and part of achieving that goal is considering what to wear for headshots. Over the past couple of years, in collaboration with their chosen headshot photographer, actors have provided lots of tips provided by their agents or managers on what they should wear. This is a collection of some of the most common tips.

What to Wear for Actor Headshots

A Simple Top Color and Background Color are Ideal to Help Keep the Focus on the Actor and Not What They are Wearing or What’s Around Them

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What Size Are Headshot Photos?

If you are looking to get headshots in Los Angeles – or any other market – you might be wondering what size your headshot should be. There is no standard size and the answer to this question is both very simple and can be technically difficult too. It all depends on the application – how will it be used? Is it for LinkedIn, Actor’s Access, Facebook, Twitter, something else? And will it be printed?

Commercial Acting Headshots

A Professional Headshot Is Commonly an 8×10″ Photo for Print But, What About for Digital Use?

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What Is a 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 and Full-Body Headshot?

When most people think of a headshot, they likely think it is a close-up photo of someone’s face, cropped from around the upper chest to just above the head. But a headshot, also known as a business portrait, can also be shot at wider distances and these can be referred to as a half (1/2), three-quarter (3/4), one-quarter (1/4), and a full body shot. But what do these look like?

Comp Card Modeling

Pictured Here – Left to Right and Top to Bottom, is an Example of a 1/4 Headshot, a 1/2 Body, Followed by Another Half Body, and Finally a Full Body Shot, Common for Modeling Digitals

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What Do You Wear for Headshots?

So, what do you wear for headshots? This is a common question that can have both a simple and involved answer. First, it depends on who the headshot is for and how the headshot will be used. It also depends on the crop factor of the headshot. Here are some considerations.

What to Wear for Headshots

Color-Coordinating a Headshot Wardrobe and Background Can Help Make it Pop

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How Do You Prepare for a Headshot?

Headshots are an investment you make for your career. For actors, models and others in entertainment, they are vital. But, even in the corporate world headshots are more important than most people think. So, what can you do to be sure you get headshots that will help advance your career?

Studio Headshots in Los Angeles

Studio Headshots Allows the Photographer Full Control of Lighting an Environment

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