Actor, Model, Entertainer, Business Headshots – Portraits
COMMERCIAL, ACTOR, MODELS, BUSINESS HEADSHOTS
COMMERCIAL Style HEADSHOTS are generally, casual, warm, friendly, natural, realistic, objective images of a person that allow the viewer to feel an affinity or kinship to the subject, so that they will want to know that person. They should not be over-styled, over-made up or over-retouched and should represent the subject as they appear in real life. Photographic lighting should be soft and flattering with no harsh shadows.
MAKEUP AND HAIR for Commercial Headshots should be natural looking but enhanced to look good for photography. Blemishes should be covered, eye circles lightened. Women should look clean and fresh and not over done. Shine reduced to no more than a healthy “glow” and hair neat but in the style you normally wear.
ACTOR MODEL and ENTERTAINER headshots Can be of whatever style is needed to get the type of work you want. These shots should be regularly updated to show changes in age, weight, hair length, hairstyles, hair color, beards, etc. MAKEUP and HAIR styles are as needed, however “natural looking” shots should be included in the mix.
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Fashion Beauty Glamour Style HEADSHOTS
Fashion Beauty Style HEADSHOTS are a special mix. They are fun to shoot. While Glamorous they usually do not invite the viewer into the photo. While Theatrical, they mostly show the eccentric, the beautiful and the unobtainable. Fashion and Beauty headshots show strong attitudes and often tend to be detached from the viewer of the photo. There is frequently an arrogance, bored look, almost of disdain for the viewer of the image, and what sometimes appear to be for life itself. Eye contact is limited, and then often the model is looking down to the camera adding to the illusion of superiority. They are usually heavily styled, heavily retouched and mostly reserved to those with, slender faces, large eyes, full mouths, and angular features – traditional “pretty” is not a requirement. It is more how all the features work together.
FASHION BEAUTY MAKEUP and HAIR should be perfectly and creatively applied. Beauty shots in particular require superb techniques and both genres will frequently do unusual, unique, and or extreme styles.
GLAMOROUS STYLE HEADSHOTS It takes special skills to ensure that the result is beautiful and not just tacky and overdone. Smokey eyes, false lashes, stronger contouring, wet, glossy, mouths, full lips, combined with luxurious, full hair styles, often made fuller with clip-in extensions … or dramatic shorter styles all work to complete the looks.
THEATRICAL STYLE HEADSHOTS should show more the character type(s) of roles that the subject feels they are best suited for or want to get. Theatrical headshots are more dramatic in lighting styles and looks than Commercial Style Headshots and sometimes use props and locations or settings. It is acceptable for the subject portray a look or style and the photographer to enhance that style using dramatic unusual styles of lighting, camera angles, lens choices, and backdrops. Actors will often have a variety of Theatrical Headshots showing different types of looks so they can target different types of work or roles. These can be put together with the Commercial looks to make up the Actor or Model’s Composite, Zed card and Portfolio.
MAKEUP AND HAIR for Theatrical Style Headshots is tailored for the look desired for the client’s shots, and can involve a lot of creative work with both the makeup and hair styling. Women’s styles can range from secretary to call girl to prim and prissy Sunday School teacher looks to business executive, to femme fatale. Men can do go from politicians to gangsters, to farmers, ranch hands, soldiers, athletes etc.
CUSTOM Mini-Session for HEADSHOTS and BODY SHOTS— many entertainers, dancers, actors, models and other types of professionals need BOTH — headshots and full-length shots — Photos that show their figure, physique, and body proportions. Shooting full length shots has special needs for the best result. The lighting needs to light the full body to its best advantage and is different for every need. Swimsuit and Fitness modeling requires lighting that shows body definition and musculature, while for fashion the subjects need to show long slender arms, legs, and torso that can carry high fashion looks. Dancers may want to show special moves or techniques that require freezing the action. Convention models might just need to show their basic figure and proportions but without the glitz needed for fitness shots.