Actor Headshots Tip of The Week: Be Versatile

Recently I a shoot with repeat actor client, Eden Zane. It had been, I believe, two years since we last shot together and he needed some updated headshots to take his acting in a new direction. He's a funny, nerdy guy in real life and wanted that to come across in his headshots. For this new set of headshots he wanted to capture a friendly guy next door look (think the likeable protagonist in a romantic comedy), a young bachelor type(the heartthrob or bad boy in a romantic comedy), and tech expert (think the hacker guy in a crime show like CSI). I thought this would be a great opportunity to provide tips on how you can add some versatility to your session.

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Actor Headshots Tip of The Week: Don't Look Green

One of the big tips I give to actors getting their headshots done for the first time, is to make sure your headshots don't make you look "green". We do this not only with effective styling, but by also capturing a strong, confident expression. I believe a casting director shouldn't be able to tell if you just started acting yesterday from your headshot. We don't want to give them any reason to reject you. If they think you're inexperienced just from looking at your headshot, we've failed. 

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Corporate Headshots for Pippa

Recently I got hired by the awesome folks at Pippa to create headshots for their founder and team. Pippa's online platform allows for users to create and share podcasts easily and quickly. Since they're a more tech-based company, I wanted to create images that reflected that vibe instead of the traditional corporate headshot with suit and tie. JJ Abrams' take on Star Trek immediately came to mind with the blueish lighting. Years of watching sci-fi and attending tech conventions has me think the color blue when it comes to technology.

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