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A Breakdown for Creating Effective Actor Headshots

Published in StarCentral Magazine

Actors that have gone through casting calls understand the importance of their headshots. A headshot is arguably the most vital marketing tool for an actor to land gigs. While things have changed with time – such as now using color headshots instead of black and white – there remain certain elements that help make for a successful headshot.

First, it is important to enlist the services of a professional headshot photographer. It is with their expertise that the essential elements for a good acting headshot can be captured. This is because headshots are made, not taken. Using a point-and-shoot camera – like the one on a smartphone – is to take a picture. But you work with a professional to create a photo. It is a collaborative process with various elements that come together to make it happen.

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A Theatrical Headshot, Such as This, Has a Lot of Elements Behind-the-Scenes That Come Together to Create an Actor Headshot

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Published at NoHo Arts District

”The way to get great headshots is with a great photographer.”

NoHo is a neighborhood filled with actors, after all we have 20+ theaters in one square mile! What do most actors need? Headshots. But finding a good headshot photographer can be a daunting task. Meet Rafael Larin from Headshots by The Light Committee – a photography studio that provides corporate, model and actor headshots. He’s given us some tips to help make the process a bit easier and manageable.

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The Importance of Professional Photos for Your Dating Profile

Dating apps, or online dating, is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Not even COVID-19 seems to be able to stop the success of these apps. But with increased usage comes increased competition for attention. And now it turns out the photos you use for your dating profile are very important.

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The Quality of Your Dating Profile Photos Have an Impact on Whether Someone Swipes Right or Swipes Left

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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?

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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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How Do You Crop a Headshot?

When you get a professional headshot made, your photographer will ultimately very likely crop the headshot. But what is cropping and why should it be done?

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How You Crop a Photo Often Starts in Camera, to Avoid – as Much as Possible – Having Things like Trees Extrude from Behind a Person’s Head

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