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What Is a Commercial Headshot?

If you’re looking into getting into acting, you’re likely going to try and find an agent or manager. Inevitably, they will ask for your current headshots or for you to get some new headshots. And this means considering getting commercial looks, theatrical looks, or both. So, what is a commercial look?

You might be wondering what is a theatrical headshot too. It is likely you are going to want both types of looks. There are clear differences between the two and for how they might be used too.

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Getting Acting Headshots Done Will Require an Actor to Decide Upon the Looks They Are After for the Roles They Want to Pursue

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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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How Do You Take a Perfect Headshot?

You might be looking for a new headshot to be done or want to learn how to photograph a headshot. Regardless which side of the camera you’re on, this might bring up the question to you about how do you take a perfect headshot?

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Going to a Studio for Headshots is Common but Natural Light Can Also Be an Option

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Can I Take My Own Headshots?

If you know what you’re doing, you can pretty much do anything. So, yes, it is possible to take your own headshots. But how good they’ll come out depends on how much you know and what you use to do it. So, if you need to ask this question, it’s probably better, faster, and definitely cheaper to seek out a professional headshots photographer.

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A Professional Headshot – Done by a Professional Photographer – Stands Apart from Smartphone Photos or Other Options

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How Do You Prepare for a Headshot

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?

First, be sure your headshots are being done with a commercial-grade camera, not a smartphone or other point-and-shoot camera. If you settle for a smartphone selfie, it will not only look unprofessional, you might give an impression about how much you care about quality that you don’t want to give. So, it should also go without saying that you should work with a photographer that knows very well how to use a commercial-grade camera.

Lighting Factors

You will usually want to opt for studio headshots as they are more polished. In a studio setting, the photographer has complete control of lighting via the use of strobe lights. In natural light, lighting dynamics can vary. The sun, clouds, temperature and other ambient factors cannot be fully controlled. As a result, in almost all cases, studio lighting appears more polished.

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Studio Headshots Affords Full Control of the Environment for the Photographer

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