So I just recently moved to LA from Miami and still have my old headshot. It worked well for me over there but I have a feeling it may not be so great for the west coast. Anyone have some advice on how urgent I need to be to get it replaced? And if so, do you have any suggestions on good photographers that would work well with my look?
I think it would work OK for AA student film submissions and spec commercial LA casting submissions, but I would definitely get new shots before sending out to any agents or managers. I always recommend David Muller, but look at various photographers website portfolios(backstage voter faves and photographers from the Reproductions and Argentum websites), look specifically for shots of people that have a look similar to yours, and then decide for yourself.
You look good but it's not a great shot, mainly because of the background. The background makes it look like a school photo even though the lighting on your face is fine. Also there's not enough light on the hair so you can't see any of the hair detail and it looks just dark blurry mass, which is odd.
I agree with Dennis. Your hair is the biggest problem and the background is second. I also think you are looking up which gives the feeling that you are short. I think you are really cute and could do way better than this.
I would say that this is a pretty generic headshot.
It does the job of demonstrating what you look like, and it's cropped like a headshot should be, but your expression is bland and I get no insight into your personality.
The background and blurry hair is certainly an issue, but really I think the main problem is you look like you simply sat and half-smiled for a camera.
You can try to see if this lands any bites here in LA, but if not I would try to find a photographer who you think you could connect really well with... who can help you deliver personality, as well as looks.
Justin Gill | Headshot Photographer Los Angeles
I agree with Justin...I think the sort of "technical" critiques like hair and background are kind of beside the point. The issue is that the photo doesn't say much. It's OK as a commercial shot where you just need to come across as an "everyman" -- though I'd still like to see a bigger & more real smile. But as a theatrical shot, it just doesn't tell me much about who you are as a person and as an actor.
You are cute, I like the blue background but this photo seems like a school picture
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