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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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What Is a Commercial Headshot?

If you’re looking into getting into acting, you’re likely going to try and find an agent or manager. Inevitably, they will ask for your current headshots or for you to get some new headshots. And this means considering getting commercial looks, theatrical looks, or both. So, what is a commercial look?

You might be wondering what is a theatrical headshot too. It is likely you are going to want both types of looks. There are clear differences between the two and for how they might be used too.

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Getting Acting Headshots Done Will Require an Actor to Decide Upon the Looks They Are After for the Roles They Want to Pursue

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What Is a Theatrical Headshot?

Actors in need of headshots are often concerned with how many headshots they should get, how many looks they need, and whether to get commercial headshots, theatrical headshot or comedic headshots. And sometimes, what a theatrical headshot is can be unclear.

What Is a Theatrical Headshot

A Theatrical Headshot Differs from a Commercial Headshot in Acting by the More Dramatic Expressions of the Actor and Lighting Setup for the Headshot

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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’s 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 referred to as a 3/4, 1/4, or full body shot.

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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 Portfolio Comp Cards

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How Many Headshots Does an Actor Need?

Getting into acting ultimately requires an aspiring actor to get good headshots. Headshots are likely the most vital tool an actor will use to be considered during castings. But how many headshots are enough?

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A Theatrical Acting Headshot is One Option for a Headshot Type to Add to Your Portfolio

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