July 27th, 2013
Headshots - It's all about the truth!
I've seen a lot of people's headshots lately and I'm troubled by a lot of them. I find the photos of many are very good, however overdone. Headshots are very important to agents, casting directors, and other production professionals so they know how the talent looks, really looks. Too often I see overdone makeup on women, overly dramatic shadows, and it seems as though the photographer may be taking too much creative license with the images they are taking. Casting directors need to see who you are as best as possible. Now That isn't to say makeup is not to be used or shadow for that matter, but they are more interested in expression, and most of all they need to see YOUR FACE. This seems like a bit of a rant, but if you are getting headshots, just make sure you know what it is you are looking for. Below are four examples...the ones on the left are headshots, the ones on the right are creative portraits
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