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Headshot Mistakes: The School Portrait

Continuing my series of blog posts on Headshot Mistakes … things I’m seeing every day … Common mistakes actors make in their headshots. This one falls into the “Don’t. Just don’t” category. Its tempting, especially if you’re in a rush and you need a headshot RIGHT NOW to send out. You pull out the recent […]

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Headshot Mistakes: Over Retouch

Continuing my series of blog posts on Headshot Mistakes … things I’m seeing every day … Common mistakes actors make in their headshots. Do you know why its sometimes difficult to look at photographs of ourselves? We are used to looking at ourselves in reflections. We use the mirror multiple times a day. We see […]

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Headshot Mistakes: Making Kids Even Smaller

Continuing my series of blog posts on Headshot Mistakes … things I’m seeing every day … Common mistakes actors make in their headshots. Children. A lot of photographers don’t like photographing them. Its hard to get them to settle and relax. Its hard to get them to stop doing that “CHEESE” smile and freezing every […]

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The Changing Face of Headshots

Back in the days of film, getting a headshot was a major ordeal. It involved going to a photographer, surrounded by lights, running through the paces of faces, and then waiting for the proof sheets. Proof sheets were 8×10 prints with a couple dozen images on it that you had to look at with a […]

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The Winning Headshot

I originally wrote this piece for Lar Park Lincoln’s book Get Started, Not Scammed. I’ve reworked it some as a way to kick off this new blog. Your headshot is the most important item you have for marketing yourself. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the face that is looking out from that piece of paper […]

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