HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY HEADSHOT SESSION?
WHAT IS A LOOK?
A look is a wardrobe change that helps to bring out a mood, or an attitude. You should have a clear idea regarding where your strengths as an actor lie in the casting world and each specific look will enhance these unique individual qualities.
SO WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
While no rules are written in stone with headshots there are certain guidelines to follow:
DO I REALLY NEED A MAKEUP ARTIST?
I tend to favor the ‘less is more’ approach to make up when working on headshots for actors. However in some instances a skilled make up artist can undoubtedly make a good shot great. There are several that I work with and recommend highly. Or you can hire your own. However you prefer, the choice is up to you.
INDOOR OR OUTDOOR?
I prefer to shoot outdoors and on different locations. This has a natural way of keeping things fresh and spontaneous, resulting in headshots that breathe with life and individuality.
IS THIS GONNA HURT?
Nah, I’m a teddy bear. With me it’s all about truth, improvisation, and most importantly…fun! The technical issues will take care of themselves. That’s my job. Your job is to show up, have a few laughs, snap some pictures, and allow the unique qualities that set you apart from every other actor in Hollywood shine through. Acting is playing…and your headshot session should be no different.