|Choosing A Headshot Photographer: 10 Things To Look For|
|Posted by: ExtrasForMovies Staff
|1. Search out headshot photographers in your city or in the city you want to have them taken in.
Look at the different websites and look over the pictures.
When looking at photographers’ pictures, take note of the following:
The quality of the pictures:
2. Quality of the printing (if you see hard copies)
3. Expressions on the faces of the actors
4. Does the photographer have everyone pose in the same way or do you see individualism expressed with each actor?
5. Are the women photographed all in a certain way?
6. Are the men photographed all in a certain way?
7. Are the poses of the actors appropriate?
8. Ask yourself the question, “If I were a casting director looking at these photos, would I call these people in?”
9. Another question to ask yourself, especially if you see some photos that just aren’t of very good quality and/or with poor lighting and poor expressions: “Why does this photographer have these photos on his website? Are they the best actor headshots that he/she has to show off to prospective clients?”
10. Do you like the photographer’s style?
If a photographer doesn’t have a website, that’s not a good sign, that he/she is reputable. Today in 2007 a website is the way to showcase yourself in this business. If a photographer doesn’t have one, then that should raise a flag as to his/her credibility in this business. It doesn’t mean they are not good, but let it be a first alarm that you park in your mind until you move on and see his/her work.
Anthony Smith left a successful corporate career as a senior manager in Nike and Levi's after 15 years to follow his dream of becoming an entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker and actor. While enjoying success in his "new" life, Anthony shares his business insight and acting experience with young actors. Aside from acting work, he has created http://www.actingcareerstartup.com and his first book, Acting Career Start-Up: Four Key Factors For Success will hit the U.S. market in April 2007.
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