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Corporate Headshots

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?

First, be sure your headshots are being done with a commercial-grade camera, not a smartphone or other point-and-shoot camera. If you settle for a smartphone selfie, it will not only look unprofessional, you might give an impression about how much you care about quality that you don’t want to give. So, it should also go without saying that you should work with a photographer that knows very well how to use a commercial-grade camera.

Lighting Factors

You will usually want to opt for studio headshots as they are more polished. In a studio setting, the photographer has complete control of lighting via the use of strobe lights. In natural light, lighting dynamics can vary. The sun, clouds, temperature and other ambient factors cannot be fully controlled. As a result, in almost all cases, studio lighting appears more polished.

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Studio Headshots Affords Full Control of the Environment for the Photographer

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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.

What Should Women Wear During Headshots

So, ladies first. To get even more granular, what should a woman wear for actor headshots? It should be noted answering this question is highly applicable to headshots for other purposes – corporate, models, etc. So, keep reading and don’t skip ahead. Again, keep in mind the crop factor. For acting, most headshots are tight, around from the chest up. So, there is often no consideration required for bottoms or shoes.

What to Wear for Headshots

Color-Coordinating a Headshot Can Make it Pop

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What is Headshot Photography

Headshot photography involves the art and science of taking a professional photo of someone’s face. But this can mean so many different things depending on the application. Also, there is a difference between a headshot and portrait.

Headshot Photography Purposes

In most cases, the primary reason behind getting professional headshots is that the photos will be used for commercial purposes. This means in some way – directly or indirectly – they will be used to promote a person or a business for financial gain.

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Headshots – Such as Realtor Headshots in Los Angeles – Can Be the Welcoming Invite Needed to Draw in New Clients

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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.

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

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What Are Headshot Requirements?

If you’re looking to get professional headshots you might being doing so to meet specific requirements. If so, it’s a good idea to get those requirements down to the specifics. It will help the photographer you’re working with ensure the requirements are met.

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An ERAS® Residency Applicant Headshot Has Specific Requirements to Meet

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