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Actor Profile: Jo Lorio

Jo Lorio What got you interested in acting? Something I always enjoyed was watching people bring my favorite characters to life. I was the kid that wrote songs and made silly plays for my family and friends as well as silly dance moves I felt would work with whatever song I heard. What better job […]

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What to Wear for Your Business Headshot Session

Whether you are coming into the Grand Prairie studio or having your headshots done at your location around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, your headshot is going to be the face of your business so one of the most important questions to answer is “What do I wear?” The simple answer is “the clothing that best […]

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One Session, Multiple Looks

An actor needs to be versatile, capable of playing any role. Sometimes its hard to tell that from a single headshot, so many actors opt to do multiple looks and characters in a single session… and sometimes that actor has such a variety of looks in their arsenal, they can pull this off… Hard as […]

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Older Playing Younger

One of the things I repeat the most, especially to teenage actors, is that in the acting business, you almost always want to look younger than you really are. Adults on set typically work 12 hour days. Because of the way child labor laws are, you cannot work those kind of hours if you are […]

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Promoting Your Business

A business headshot doesn’t have to be a straightforward, head and shoulders portrait. Especially if you are in a creative field, have fun with it, be creative, and let yourself go! Amber is a local makeup artist and hair stylist and we thought it would be fun to do this Charlie’s Angels inspired image to […]

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Character Headshots

There is an exciting new trend for actors to use created “character” shots for their promotional materials. Beyond your basic headshot, these can be used on websites, postcards, business cards, and more… and for a limited time, I’ll be offering these at the same rates as regular headshots – waiving the fee for the artwork […]

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What To Wear For Your Headshot Session

Actor headshots are like a product photo you see in a magazine, only your face is the product. They are made better by simplifying, by removing the jewelry, by avoiding the heavy makeup, and by choosing clothing that draws attention to the face, not the clothes. Unless the clothes are part of the statement – […]

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Headshot Mistakes: Distracting Jewelry

Continuing my series of blog posts on Headshot Mistakes … things I’m seeing every day … Common mistakes actors make in their headshots. This one is actually a twofer. First and foremost, this necklace is completely wrong for headshots. The globes are bigger than her eyes and it stands out bright and bold – demanding […]

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Headshot Mistakes: Clothing Choices

Continuing my series of blog posts on Headshot Mistakes … things I’m seeing every day … Common mistakes actors make in their headshots. Wardrobe selection is one of the most important elements of your headshot. You want something that looks good on you, but you have to remember – what looks good on you in […]

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Headshot Mistakes: Poor Lighting

Continuing my series of blog posts on Headshot Mistakes … things I’m seeing every day … Common mistakes actors make in their headshots. You see it all the time. Photographers advertising that they are a “natural light photographer.” This is often code for “I don’t understand lighting, so I just photograph what I think looks […]

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