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AVOIDING BAD HEAD SHOTS!

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October 07, 2012, 01:18 PM
TRUTHTELLER59
AVOIDING BAD HEAD SHOTS!
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December 14, 2012, 12:17 PM
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April 30, 2013, 09:16 PM
Precious G
lol this is too funny! but thanks though, cuz I needed this.



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June 10, 2013, 01:18 PM
Gladstone
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Originally posted by TRUTHTELLER59:
Also, I NEVER understood this-getting a landscape image and shrinking it to fit portrait. You pay the SAME amount regardless, so fill up the damn canvas as much as possible!



This is amazing. I'd buy you a beer for this if I could.

Regarding specific photographers, I know this question probably gets asked a lot, but would anyone have any good recommendations for a solid photographer? Or perhaps a resource for finding a good one?
June 10, 2013, 01:43 PM
TRUTHTELLER59
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Regarding specific photographers, I know this question probably gets asked a lot, but would anyone have any good recommendations for a solid photographer? Or perhaps a resource for finding a good one?

You obviously didn't read the beginning of this thread.

I tell you how to find a photographer for YOU in the first posting in this thread. I don't know what more you can need.

I have my favorites, but they might not be the best for you.


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June 11, 2013, 12:02 AM
cosmiccam
As the other photographers stated above, make sure you keep things real and natural. A good way to avoid becoming stale while waiting for the shot to snap is to turn away. Then look back and find camera. It will help you remain natural and full of life, so to speak!
June 13, 2013, 11:17 AM
GRO YO FRO
Chopping off the top of the head. When too much of your head is chopped off, it makes it a little difficult as to what you really look like. Cropping off a small part of the top of your head is forgivable, but not to the extent where you look like a Hannibal Lecter victim.

I can not tell you how much ^^ that happens!! I used to tell people to avoid it, but it got to the point that I am truly getting tired of repeating myself. So, I am posting here for everybody to see!


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January 05, 2014, 04:34 PM
TriciaRecruiter
This old post has some great info. I do have another question. Is it inappropriate to have a theatrical head shot where one is smiling slightly?
January 05, 2014, 08:06 PM
TRUTHTELLER59
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Originally posted by TriciaRecruiter:
This old post has some great info. I do have another question. Is it inappropriate to have a theatrical head shot where one is smiling slightly?

The rule that you have to be serious in a theatrical headshot and smiling in a commercial headshot is starting to go away.

My theatrical agent uses my "commercial" headshots for comedies and other light hearted stuff.


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January 06, 2014, 08:12 AM
TriciaRecruiter
quote:
Originally posted by TRUTHTELLER59:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by TriciaRecruiter:

The rule that you have to be serious in a theatrical headshot and smiling in a commercial headshot is starting to go away.

My theatrical agent uses my "commercial" headshots for comedies and other light hearted stuff.


Thank you.
April 29, 2014, 12:10 AM
TRUTHTELLER59
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April 29, 2014, 02:25 PM
Jackie Chan
quote:
Originally posted by TRUTHTELLER59:
quote:
Originally posted by TriciaRecruiter:
This old post has some great info. I do have another question. Is it inappropriate to have a theatrical head shot where one is smiling slightly?

The rule that you have to be serious in a theatrical headshot and smiling in a commercial headshot is starting to go away.

My theatrical agent uses my "commercial" headshots for comedies and other light hearted stuff.

Worth repeating.
June 23, 2014, 01:29 PM
JackFindlay
What about make up for men? I've been told that men always need to go through the hair & makeup routine for their head shots. Is this true?
I took Truthteller59's advice and looked at some portfolio's online and it was pretty obvious which men were wearing make up. Isn't this defeating the purpose? I'm not going to walk in to an audition with eye shadow on, so why should I have my picture taken with it?
June 24, 2014, 10:35 AM
David Muller Photography
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What about make up for men? I've been told that men always need to go through the hair & makeup routine for their head shots. Is this true?
I took Truthteller59's advice and looked at some portfolio's online and it was pretty obvious which men were wearing make up. Isn't this defeating the purpose? I'm not going to walk in to an audition with eye shadow on, so why should I have my picture taken with it?

What about make up for men? I've been told that men always need to go through the hair & makeup routine for their head shots. Is this true?
I took Truthteller59's advice and looked at some portfolio's online and it was pretty obvious which men were wearing make up. Isn't this defeating the purpose? I'm not going to walk in to an audition with eye shadow on, so why should I have my picture taken with it?


First, if you use a makeup artist and she uses eye shadow on you, run for the hills. I prefer some makeup on men, but it should be kept natural, simply to even out skin tone and keep away shine.

Some will argue that you don't walk around in makeup so why would you do it for a picture? My argument is....if you book a job they are putting makeup on you for that job because they want you "cameral ready" not what you walk around looking like! When you do headshots, you should be camera ready so they can see what you would look like with good lighting (like they'll have on set) and good makeup (which they will also have on set) My two cents.


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June 24, 2014, 10:36 AM
David Muller Photography
First, if you use a makeup artist and she uses eye shadow on you, run for the hills. I prefer some makeup on men, but it should be kept natural, simply to even out skin tone and keep away shine.

Some will argue that you don't walk around in makeup so why would you do it for a picture? My argument is....if you book a job they are putting makeup on you for that job because they want you "cameral ready" not what you walk around looking like! When you do headshots, you should be camera ready so they can see what you would look like with good lighting (like they'll have on set) and good makeup (which they will also have on set) My two cents.


http://www.davidmullerphotography.com