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If you’re looking to get a headshot done, you might also need to print it. Actors often do to provide for casting calls. Real estate agents also do for brochures. There are various other situations where you might need to print. So, is matte or glossy better?
Some people aren’t familiar with what a headshot is and what they are used for. Simply put, a headshot is a professionally made photo of a person’s face. How close-up to a face the photo is can vary. The purpose of such a photo is for a variety of business uses. Therefore, the level of quality of a headshot is important.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.