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Who Needs a Headshot?

So, you’re wondering if you need a headshot? It’s very likely that you do. It’s harder to make the case to not get one than it is to get a professional headshot. There are many scientific, traditional, and modern reasons why.

Let’s throw some scientific points at you. Content with visuals get 94 percent more views. And, 40 percent of people respond to visual information better than they do to plain text. And, LinkedIn profiles with photos get 21 times more views and 36 times more messages. And, I could do this all day, but you get the point. So, if it’s obvious that a headshot to accompany any text – your bio, resume, profile, etc. – is very important, then who are some of the people it’s important for?

Model Headshots

For Actors, Models and Others In Entertainment, Their Headshot is Like Their Resume

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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.

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

Studio Lighting vs. Natural Light, the Vacation Camera, and More

Studio Lighting vs. Natural Light

It’s an old argument amongst photographers. Which is better, studio lighting or natural light? To me, the strengths and advantages of studio lighting are easily noticeable. However, both have their place and there are occasions when natural light might be preferred. But, in most cases, studio lighting will just make photos pop much more. Or, at least it provides you more control to make it happen. Continue reading

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