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A Breakdown for Creating Effective Actor Headshots

Published in StarCentral Magazine

Actors that have gone through casting calls understand the importance of their headshots. A headshot is arguably the most vital marketing tool for an actor to land gigs. While things have changed with time – such as now using color headshots instead of black and white – there remain certain elements that help make for a successful headshot.

First, it is important to enlist the services of a professional headshot photographer. It is with their expertise that the essential elements for a good acting headshot can be captured. This is because headshots are made, not taken. Using a point-and-shoot camera – like the one on a smartphone – is to take a picture. But you work with a professional to create a photo. It is a collaborative process with various elements that come together to make it happen.

Headshots by The Light Committee | Glendale | Photographer

A Theatrical Headshot, Such as This, Has a Lot of Elements Behind-the-Scenes That Come Together to Create an Actor Headshot

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Capturing Male Modeling Headshots with Dramatic Looks

As Published on Model Mayhem

If you are a male model looking to launch your career, you should consider the types of castings you would be ideal for. This could be anything from a clean beauty/fashion look to a dramatic street style look. Some models might be able to pull off both. So, what considerations exist if you are going for a dramatic role?

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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 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?

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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 Digitals

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How Do You Crop a Headshot?

When you get a professional headshot made, your photographer will ultimately very likely crop the headshot. But what is cropping and why should it be done?

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How You Crop a Photo Often Starts in Camera, to Avoid – as Much as Possible – Having Things like Trees Extrude from Behind a Person’s Head

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Should Your Name Be on Your Headshot?

In practically every industry a headshot is useful. At the very least, it’s a must to have one on your LinkedIn profile. In some careers, like acting, a headshot is critical, and a common question is whether you should have your name on them?

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Printing Your Name on Your Acting Headshot is a Good Idea But, Should You Use a Border too?

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