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How to Get the Best Model Headshots for Your Career

We recently covered how to find, evaluate, and select a good headshot photographer. In this article, we look at the type of photos you should get, what to wear, and working with photographers.

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Model: Sara Murphy; Photographer: TheLightCommittee

What Types of Modeling Photos Should You Get

At the very least, get close-up headshots and you can generally consider getting a beauty headshot or commercial headshot. A beauty headshot is precisely as its name indicates – where you’re trying to showcase your beauty. Equally, a commercial headshot is also as the name indicates – one where you showcase how you might appear for a common commercial ad.

You will also need a full-length body shot, at least one in a swimsuit. You might also opt for the second one in an outfit. Try to make the outfit lean on tighter-fitting so the shape of your body shows. Read the rest, published on Model Mayhem.

How to Find the Best Modeling Headshot Photographer

So, you’re ready to launch your modeling career, find an agency, or perhaps you’re already working with one, and in need of modeling headshots. There’s advice out there to not get professional modeling headshots until you’ve already earned the attention of an agent, that selfies will work, and there’s also advice that you should get professional modeling headshots done if you want to get an agency’s attention. Whichever you opt for, you will ultimately need the best professional modeling headshots for your modeling portfolio to grow successfully. So, how can you be sure to get the best model headshots?

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Finding the Best Modeling Headshot Photographer

If you live in New York, London, or Los Angeles, finding the best modeling headshot photographer is difficult. But, there are many things you can do and must consider, to find one. It starts with some research to make a list.

You should plan on spending 2-3 hours to find a good photographer. You’ll want to start with an online search and organize a list based on reviews. Then, you should further organize the list by those that have the most reviews and also the highest ratings. From this, make a list of around 25 photographers.

Next, see if they have a commercial studio. Some photographers have a home studio or no studio. You may be comfortable working with a photographer without a commercial studio. This is fine but, if not, it’s one way to start reducing the number of photographers on your list.

Do some research on their location and consider how far you’re willing to travel. This should shorten your list. Make your list even shorter by removing photographers on your list that have reviews from only one or two trusted sources and then rank photographers based on their rates. If they don’t list rates, you can inquire later if you think they have compelling work, but, for now, this might reduce your list to around 5-10 photographers.

To read more please visit Model Mayhem for the complete article.

A Guide on How to Get the Best Actor Headshots

Published on Daily Actor

You’re ready to launch your acting career. Or, maybe you’re ready to take it to the next level. Wherever you are in your acting career – short of already being crazy famous – you’re going to need good headshots. They are an absolute must, as 100% of casting directors demand them. But it can be daunting to find a good headshot photographer in a city like Los Angeles or New York. So, what’s an actor to do?

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This guide is meant to be definitive in providing you with end-to-end advice to find a good headshot photographer so the results will be to ensure you had a great experience and great results from your actor headshot session.

For the full article, on getting the best Los Angeles actor headshots, go to Dailyactor.com and read it there.

Court Ruling: It’s Now Easier to Claim Fair Use for Copyrighted Photos and Get Away With It

Let’s take a look at this astounding court decision. First, some background… A company that organizes a film festival took a cropped version of a photographer’s photo and posted it to their website. The suit states the website is a reference guide for filmmakers to have information about the local area where the film festival is to take place, such as things to do and lodging. Continue reading

Photographers Are So Underappreciated and, Thinking Now of the D850

I will probably always get irked by stories like this, where photographers are clearly undervalued and often taken advantage of. To quickly summarize, a photographer gets a gig with a magazine to photograph a band. A record label later takes the photos off the magazine website for their own use and then things get nasty. Continue reading

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