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Hello everyone. So Im picking a new theatrical headshot and I need some help. I like this one. Though Ive gotten a lot of positive feedback, some have said that I look too mean. I am about to start persuing theatrical representation, and already have a few interested, but I dont want to send out a bad headshot lol. I just need help picking the right shot. Ive narrowed it down to four, but here is my first pick. Let me know what you think. Thanks!


Shoot for the moon and you'll land in the stars


 
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Marlon Brando
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I hate how it's shot at an upward angle. Your chin disappears
 
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Thanks for the feedback.
what about this one?


Shoot for the moon and you'll land in the stars


 
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Jack Nicholson
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Hi Grateful1,
I like this second one much more than the first one you posted. It's a good theatrical headshot, nice connection.
Joanna
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Robert DeNiro
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I agree -- the second one is much better!
 
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Marlon Brando
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The second is a huge improvement. Use that!
 
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate all the help! I'll go with the second one!


Shoot for the moon and you'll land in the stars
 
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Nicholas Cage
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Second one is very strong. The color balance is a bit warm and a bit towards magenta for my taste, but that's really just a nitpick.
 
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wait, is the second one better than this one? This is the headshot my former theatrical agent picked for me. It got me a lot of auditions but personally I never liked it.

 
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Marlon Brando
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It can see it helping you commercially, but the henley suggests a more urban look.
 
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Russell Crowe
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The beige stripe in the background really draws my attention, otherwise I would be all for the second shot. If you can find a way to have it fixed by a skilled retoucher, then you'd have a winner.
Also, for a theatrical shot, the skin tone is a little warm, I bet you'd get a lot more dramatic flair if you can cool it down a little.

Good luck


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Justin Gill | Headshot Photographer Los Angeles
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Johnny Depp
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I love the first one and the one with the blue background. Gorgeous!
 
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Johnny Depp
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2nd and third are very good -- Nice shots!

-s


www.shantkiraz.com/headshots
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Al Pacino
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I like all of them! I don't have any issues w the first one and actually like that styling the best!


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Dennis Kwan
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Kevin Bacon
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I am just browsing this forum trying to get more aquainted with theatrical and commercial headshots. Your 2nd and 3rd headshots are amazing! Good luck in your career!!!



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