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What Size Are Headshot Photos?

If you’re 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?

Actor Headshot Photo Size

Actor headshots are commonly 8” x 10” (W x H), though some actors opt for 10” x 8” too. But, while these are the preferred sizes for casting submissions, there is no law set requiring this. If you’re looking to ensure your actor headshots are print quality, you also need to make sure the digital file has a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

theatrical actor headshots los angeles

A Common Size for an Actor Headshot – Such as This Theatrical Headshot – is 8×10” in size

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Studio Lighting vs. Natural Light, the Vacation Camera, and More

Studio Lighting vs. Natural Light

It’s an old argument amongst photographers. Which is better, studio lighting or natural light? To me, the strengths and advantages of studio lighting are easily noticeable. However, both have their place and there are occasions when natural light might be preferred. But, in most cases, studio lighting will just make photos pop much more. Or, at least it provides you more control to make it happen. Continue reading

TLC Thoughts: More Than a Photographer, Mirrorless Craze, Battery Power

Those in Search of Photographers Often Need More

It’s true that more and more, companies are looking for more from their photographers. They don’t just want you to show up, set up and snap. Probably 4 out of 5 companies I speak with want me to bring more to the table. But, what could that mean? Continue reading

TLC Thoughts: Hard Drive Failures and Adobe and Profoto Issues

Hard Drive Fails

An Fstoppers post reminded me today how paranoid I am about data loss despite – knock on wood – never having it happen to me. Well, I don’t think I’m paranoid but, every time I tell someone of my setup I’m told I might be.
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Is Post-Production Essential for Photography?

In commercial photography, even more time can be spent on post-production than the photo shoot itself. But, is post-production essential? Can we just use the images straight out of the camera as they are? Continue reading

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