What Headshots are for?

10 05 2010

1. Entertainment Industry
In the entertainment industry headshots are used by the actors, singers, dancers and musicians for castings and auditions. They upload them onto spotlight, equity or casting call pro websites for casting directors to find them. Alternatively, they get an agent to then in turn find castings for them. Whenever suitable casting is on, the agent will send actors headshots to the casting director for consideration.

In the UK headshots are 10×8 spotlight format and are usually black and white. In the USA they are in colour. There several different types of headshots for actors: commercial, theatrical, studio, natural.

2. Corporate Industry
In corporate industry headshots are used for different and varied purposes. Many businesses hire photographers to do their headshots for their websites, press releases, articles in the magazines or national newspapers and book covers. People and clients in general like to know what the business is about and who is behind it, by giving it a personal touch companies / business individuals hope to introduce themselves better to the public. They are called corporate headshots.

Corporate headshots are in colour with business professional dressed in formalwear. Depending on the usage, corporate headshots could be natural (against white background mug shots), studio (studio and more creative), outdoor (shot outside) and artistic (creative).

3. Employment
Professional Headshots could also be used to apply for employment. Many upload their headshots to online profiles on job websites in order to attract more attention to their CV or profile.

4. Modelling
Models photograph modelling headshots / beauty headshots to put in their modelling portfolios or on to their comp cards / z-cards. Modelling headshot shows off their skin and allows the viewer to see model’s face, skin and features much better.

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Perfect Actors Headshots

15 12 2009

Perfect Actors Headshots:

Getting the right headshot is crucial! This is the only chance you may have to land that role you were dreaming about. Quite a few times we ve had actors who were not happy with their headshots after they had their session with someone else. They went for the cheapest or someone they knew. It is may be a good idea for your personal session but not when it comes to professional headshots with a professional headshots photographer.

Make sure before you choose your photographer – conduct your research, i.e. look around at photographers portfolios and see what their reputation is like. If you like it, then give them a call and have a chat about what roles you would like to audition for and when. So remember – photographer’s portfolio is very important!

Before you photography session make sure to have a lot of rest and drink plenty of water to make sure you don’t look tired and you skin is good. Do not worry about your spots or blemishes, professional photographers can retouch them out of the image and no one would be able to tell if they were there in the first place. Remember – all you need to do is to feel comfortable on the day. Easy to say…yes, it is actually quite easy if you tell yourself you are having a day off and going out with a bunch mates to have fun! Well, I guess you cannot programme yourself but seriously – just relax and have fun…. we don’t bite:-)  Also remember this photography session is for you and it all about you! We know what we are doing and we make sure we are doing it very well!

Actors Headshots Photography Studio in London, UK
http://www.headshotlondon.co.uk
Tel: 07940 444 641