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How to Get the Best Model Headshots – A Video Version

The following video is inspired by two articles Headshots by The Light Committee had published on Model Mayhem focused on helping models ensure they get the best headshots to help their careers. The first article was titled “How to Find the Best Modeling Headshot Photographer.” The second article was titled “How to Get the Best Model Headshots for Your Career.”

How To Get the Best Model Headshots

This video version makes for a condensed view of both articles. So, if you’re press for time, see the video. If you want the full details, be sure to read both articles on Model Mayhem.

Get The Best Model Headshots for Your Career

If you are in the market for headshots in Los Angeles, there are countless photographers you can find on Google, Yelp, etc. It makes it very difficult to find a headshot photographer you like and to also vet photographers.

There are countless things to consider when searching for headshot photographers in Los Angeles. What are their rates? Do they have a studio? How good is their work? Can they do studio lighting and natural lighting? Do they have good reviews? And so on.

With these articles and videos, Headshots by The Light Committee hopes to provide useful and actionable information to be sure any model out there gets good headshots for a modeling career.

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.

How to Find the Best Modeling Headshot Photographer

So, you’re ready to launch your modeling career, find an agency, or perhaps you’re already working with one, and in need of modeling headshots. There’s advice out there to not get professional modeling headshots until you’ve already earned the attention of an agent, that selfies will work, and there’s also advice that you should get professional modeling headshots done if you want to get an agency’s attention. Whichever you opt for, you will ultimately need the best professional modeling headshots for your modeling portfolio to grow successfully. So, how can you be sure to get the best model headshots?

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Finding the Best Modeling Headshot Photographer

If you live in New York, London, or Los Angeles, finding the best modeling headshot photographer is difficult. But, there are many things you can do and must consider, to find one. It starts with some research to make a list.

You should plan on spending 2-3 hours to find a good photographer. You’ll want to start with an online search and organize a list based on reviews. Then, you should further organize the list by those that have the most reviews and also the highest ratings. From this, make a list of around 25 photographers.

Next, see if they have a commercial studio. Some photographers have a home studio or no studio. You may be comfortable working with a photographer without a commercial studio. This is fine but, if not, it’s one way to start reducing the number of photographers on your list.

Do some research on their location and consider how far you’re willing to travel. This should shorten your list. Make your list even shorter by removing photographers on your list that have reviews from only one or two trusted sources and then rank photographers based on their rates. If they don’t list rates, you can inquire later if you think they have compelling work, but, for now, this might reduce your list to around 5-10 photographers.

To read more please visit Model Mayhem for the complete article.

5 Reasons Why You Absolutely Need Professional Modeling Headshots

Are you a model that is trying to break into the industry? You are probably well aware that you are stepping into one of the most competitive career ventures and being prepared can make or break your ability to make it in the long run. Aside from having the nature, confidence or learned skills that a model needs, you want to gain the best competitive edge out there. One of the better ways to get an edge, and one of the easiest is to have a set of professional modeling headshots at the ready to present to prospective agencies. These headshots can go a long way in capturing and accenting your best features while also showing a range of what you can do. Continue reading

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