Headshot Advice

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    Taking Your Best Shot

    Every day, I get phone calls from prospective clients telling me it's insane out there with so many photographers competing for headshot business. How do you know who's good and who's not?

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    Find the Right Photographer by Being Yourself

    It is so important to meet with your photographer beforehand, or at least have a very good quality phone conversation.

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    Capturing You

    The $10,000 questions are: How do you get a great headshot? And for that matter, what is a great headshot?

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    Four Tips to Make the Most of Your Photo Shoot

    As Hamlet says, "The readiness is all." One of the best ways to be sure you get all the shots you need is to be superprepared.

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    Successful Shooting

    Agents and casting directors receive thousands of headshots a month. Yours has to stand out, grabbing that industry insider by the lapels and saying "Look at me!"

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    Don't be Penny-wise When It Comes to Headshots

    Regardless of how it is created, your headshot is still your calling card, your best foot forward. Our goal with any camera is to capture something authentic about you as an actor.

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    Ready for Your Close-Up?

    The second someone steps in front of my camera, my brain goes into overdrive to answer one question: How do I make this person look his or her best?

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    When Less Is More: The Art of the Thumbnail Photo

    Thumbnails—those miniature headshots posted on casting websites—are identical to their 8-by-10-inch counterparts. Except, of course, they're smaller.

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    What to Expect From Your Photographer

    Before you spend your hard-earned money to have professional headshots taken, here is some personal advice from a professional.

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    Name That Tune

    "I Am What I Am" and "I've Gotta Be Me" are two song titles that should be mantras for every actor when it comes to headshots. Your photos should look just like you on a really good day.