The headshot came into its own back in the 1920's when George Hurrell stumbled upon an opportunity to photograph actors for their publicity shots. Irving Thalberg, a production executive with MGM Studios, was so impressed by his work that he signed Hurrell to an exclusive contract with MGM studios to photograph all of their talent at the time. Later, Hurrell struck out on his own and became the go to guy for all the big names in hollywood. At that time, his style of head shots was what we think of now as Glamour photography. The headshot has come a long way since George Hurrell's day and has taken on a newer, more contemporary look. From the standard 8X10 glossy black and white photo, the headshot has gone color. Some hi-key, some low-key. Head and shoulders or head and torso. They can vary.
I’ve had the pleasure of being behind the camera in numerous motion pictures and episodic television for over 25 years. Capturing the essence of the actor is at the heart of what I’ve done for half my life. Studying their expressions, reading faces, eyes and body language. I have an intuitive sense for when the shot is right and when it’s not.
The most important requirement is that your headshot is a good and honest representation of you. A headshot should not be heavily photoshopped to hide any features that would be obviously visible. Your headshot is what gets you in the door and that's who the casting director is expectting to see walk through it. The quality of your audition will determine if you get to stay or go home.
Your headshot is your professional business card. It's what gets you in the door. It's up to your talent after that, but a bad headshot will sit on your agent's desk and gather dust, no matter how good of an actor you might be. You want to get noticed by casting directors, and that first very important step is to get a headshot that does just that. You want it to jump out and demand their attention. Don't take your headshots lightly.
$225 Post processing included 1 Hour Photo Session 2 Looks 2 Hi-Res images retouched and ready to print. $15.00 per additional image to be retouched DVD of ALL images included!
$525 Post processing included UNLIMITED LOOKS! 4 Hi-Res images retouched and ready to print $15.00 per additional image to be retouched. DVD of ALL images included!
$375 Post processing included 2 hr Photo Session 3 Looks 3 Hi-Res images retouched and ready to print. $15.00 per additional image to be retouched DVD of ALL images included!
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"Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past." Berenice Abbott
"The pictures are there, and you just take them." Robert Capa
It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are." Paul Caponigro