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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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What Is a Theatrical Headshot?

Actors in need of headshots are often concerned with how many headshots they should get, how many looks they need, and whether to get commercial headshots, theatrical headshot or comedic headshots. And sometimes, what a theatrical headshot is can be unclear.

What Is a Theatrical Headshot

A Theatrical Headshot Differs from a Commercial Headshot in Acting by the More Dramatic Expressions of the Actor and Lighting Setup for the Headshot

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How Do You Look Good in Headshots?

You always want to look good in headshots but, what does that really mean? What “good” is depends on the goal of the headshot. But for our purposes here we’ll assume the question is about a headshot for common commercial use.

Perfect Headshots

Looking Good in a Headshot Depends on the End Goal of a Headshot for Its Use

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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?

Studio or Natural Light Headshots

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

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Do You Smile in Headshots?

So, you’ve setup a headshot session and you’re wondering if you should smile while photos are being taken. For some folks, it’s complicated – how much smile is a good smile versus not enough or overdoing it? It can get even more complicated than this, but it doesn’t have to be.

Do You Smile for Headshots

Can You Pull Off Just the Right Amount of Smile for Your Ideal Headshot?

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