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Taking Model Headshots Yourself vs. Professional Headshots

This is something people really need to think about. Because, at the end of the day, if you’re not a professional photographer, it will never be the same. It’s not that you don’t know how to take pictures. It’s just that a professional has taken model headshots, actor headshots, corporate headshots, and others thousands of times, and maybe you have taken pictures of landscapes and selfies. The experience factor, and the difference in equipment used,  is always something to keep in mind.

When talking about models, they, as much as actors, need to show all of their best angles and facets. Here at Headshots by The Light Committee, I have worked with many models and actors. I have learned what agents, casting directors, etc. like and what they don’t. Put your trust in an award-winning photographer to give you the image you need to get wherever you want.

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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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Actor Headshots in Los Angeles and What Aspiring Actors Will Need

So you think you have what it takes to become an actor? Well, good! Acting has arguably been subject to gatekeeping for so long that it could constantly use new players. Now, you’ll obviously need a few things to get started, some more obvious than others. If you would like a few pointers on what you’ll have to start taking with you to casting calls and auditions, here there are a few suggestions.

Actor Headshots

The first stop is, of course, the headshot. Many people in the industry constantly talk about how expensive, annoying, and important headshots are, and for good reason. They are a big part of the business, for they are the vehicles to getting cast in different projects. Part of acting onscreen is the way you look, not necessarily in real life, but definitely on camera. Continue reading

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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Who Does Actually Need Professional Headshots in Los Angeles?

Professional photographers offering headshots in Los Angeles is something pretty common. Even though we are in a modern era and, if you can afford it, you can have a cellphone with a 100MP camera, that’s not enough. After all, not all camera sensors are created equal – not even close. You can have all the resolution that modern technology is able to give to you. And you can even have some good skills at taking pictures of that landscape you like so much. But still, it’s not enough.

Taking professional headshots is something that requires expertise. It requires expertise in using the right camera, the right lens, the right lighting, the right amount of good post production, and so on. And that’s something good for you. Because if you hire a professional to do the job, you can guarantee results that stand out from those that settle for a smartphone headshot. However, you need to be sure of who to trust.

If you’re not sure of who to reach, try with me at The Light Committee, named by Expertise.com as among the “Best Portrait Photographers in Los Angeles.” Continue reading

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