If you are looking to get headshots in Los Angeles – or any other market – you might be wondering what size your headshot should be. There is no standard size and the answer to this question is both very simple and can be technically difficult too. It all depends on the application – how will it be used? Is it for LinkedIn, Actor’s Access, Facebook, Twitter, something else? And will it be printed?
A Professional Headshot Is Commonly an 8×10″ Photo for Print But, What About for Digital Use?
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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?
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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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?
Studio Headshots Allows the Photographer Full Control of Lighting an Environment
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You get what you pay for. It is a cliché that has a lot of truth when it comes to how much a headshot costs. When someone opts to try and use their smartphone or have a friend with a fancy camera try to take their headshot, results are often wanting. Thus, paying for professional headshots will often prove to deliver noticeably higher quality. But how much should you pay for headshots?
Headshot Rates Can Vary Widely from City to City or Depending on What They are For
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Headshots are a vital aspect of an actor’s career. They serve as one key gateway into getting paid to act in front of a camera. So, it is important to get them right. Although your first instinct might be to just use that picture of you that your friend took last summer, that is not what casting directors want to see. It is important to get actor headshots correctly done for them to reach their full potential as getting you opportunities to audition. That is why you should keep in mind what casting directors look for in actor headshots.
Some casting directors might prefer studio shots while others might prefer outdoors. Neither is wrong or right but an uncluttered background is ideal.