The bottom line is; if you take your acting career serious, then you’ll have to use professional headshot photographer when taking your actor’s professional headshots
Failing to do so will mean you don’t understand the importance of professional portraits as regards to your career opportunities
Think about this for a moment; if you approach a casting agent for actors with a headshot photograph taken against your living room wall or garden, what image do you think that will portray about yourself?
Think about it - they search for 'Project manager, Doha' and get a list of, say, 200 people of which they look at the 5 with the most professional looking headshot. That's a fact and if you're not there, you're missing out
Having your headshot taken by a headshot professional gives you more than 'just' world-class headshots; it gives you a true Ego Boost too - you'll be leaving the studio feeling good with the pictures taken of you
Check some of the latests references in this blog post
1. STOP USING UNPROFESSIONAL PHOTOS LinkedIn is not Facebook, Instagram or any typical social network. It's a place to show your professional side, and that starts with your photo. A picture of you slamming beers won’t do; neither will a family reunion. You want a clean, professional headshot with a white or neutral background. If you don’t already have one, hire a professional photographer
This is your challenge - I want you to program your mind differently and STOP thinking you look bad in pictures and that this and this and that is wrong with your face; I want you to find the GOOD things about your face - read on...
A real headshot requires the headshot photographer to have the deepest respect for the individual and the human face - if you don't feel this respect for humans, individuals and the different looks we all have, you're not able to capture the ideal headshot of anybody...
When is the right time to update your CV and your online profiles?
The moment you decide to 'do something' about your professional biography, you're already late! It takes some time for your to write your profile, to get the right headshot taken and uploaded and to finish off all references and descriptions that you feel you need
We have quite a few ladies in the studio that - after the headshot session - are sad that they didn't book their husband or friends for a good night out; they look astonishing and feel it's a waste to go home and remove the makeup
I don't see anything normal about the people I have in the studio - I see beauty in each and every person who steps in front of my lens
Almost each and every one of the headshots you see redHORN has taken are of normal people like you and me, not professional models - and I believe it's this beauty that shines through to the final headshot
Chances are that your online profiles are being looked at several times each week by professional headhunters in search for people with profiles similar to yours
As I've written before, these headhunters spend more than 20 % of their time on your profile looking at your headshot, and they look at your headshot before they even consider looking at your professional capabilities
A recent article at Psychcentral reveals that you will do better at work if you look at pictures of yourself where you look good - a part of boosting your personal performance is 'to reflect on things that you know are good about yourself', including looking at yourself in pictures where you feel you look really good