Tips on Getting the Perfect Model Headshot
It might sound simple, but your headshot is THE most important photo to have as an aspiring model or actor, and the first photo you should get. Agencies and clients want to see how you look with little to no makeup so they know what they are working with from the beginning. The better your headshot, the better gigs and opportunities you are able to take advantage of since a good headshot will make you look serious and professional.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT MODEL HEADSHOT TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS IN THE MODELING INDUSTRY.
The first thing to do is to secure a great photographer who is able to capture the perfect headshot image for you. Make sure you check out the photographer’s work and make sure they have a good amount of great headshots in their portfolios already. You want to shoot with a photographer that shoots headshots on a regular basis and even a photographer that shoots for an agency already so you can guarantee you will get the shot you need. Your headshot should be good for a couple years, unless your look changes (Hair color, features change, men: beard/ no beard, etc.), in which case you will need to get them updated. Kids/teens will need to update them more often than adults.
Once you have secured a great headshot photographer, you need to book your HMUA (Hair and makeup artist). Make sure to look into the work the HMUA has done specifically with model headshots. You want to get an HMUA who has experience in doing a natural, clean, makeup look. The camera will pick up everything, so you want to get an HMUA who knows how to achieve the perfect light makeup/ natural headshot look for you, so that you get the best images as possible!
Following these steps and preparing ahead of time, you will be able to get your perfect model headshot to use for castings, agency interviews, and to open up the door to modeling opportunities! Remember to have fun and stay relaxed during your shoot. (Breathe!) You want to think happy thoughts as you are taking your photos to allow a natural smile to come through. Hope these tips help you feel more comfortable and ready before your photo shoot!
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