Headshot Details | Actors
As a natural light headshot photographer, sessions take place indoors using available light, or outdoors on location. Before your shoot, a quick phone call to discuss your goals for this photography session is mandatory. The consult is to help Tracey prepare a session that fits your goals perfectly and provides photos that will land you work.
Wardrobe: The goal of a headshot is to capture your confidence and emphasize your face and your eyes, not the clothing. Layering outfits work to frame the face and flatter the line of your neck. Carefully selected layers can add color, texture and visual interest.
A theatrical/legit headshot tends to be the one most actors want if they are looking to perform in film, a television series, or theater production. This type of headshot usually shows off your type (boy next door, edgy, smart, comedic, etc..) and aims to show casting directors how you are the perfect fit for a certain role. Choosing an outfit that represents who you are is best, but always keep it simple, no stripes or logos.
Commercial headshots are usually smiling, and shot from a more relaxed angle and in more relaxed clothing. A friendly picture is what these casting directors are looking for. Soft colors and more natural makeup are usually best for a commercial look. Colors that enhance your eyes could be a perfect choice.
Hair & Make-Up: Professional makeup is not required for kids and teens under 14 but highly recommended for all girls age 15 & up. Hair and makeup services will be booked for you. The fee is $200 and is paid directly to the stylist on the day of your session. Investing in a professional hair and makeup artist will provide you with a look that is polished and fresh before your session begins. The combination of good lighting and great makeup, helps to even out skin tone, reduce shine, and define eyes and lips in the most natural way. A professional stylist will know how to bring out your best features and minimize any imperfections.
After Your Session: Within 48 hours of your session you will receive a link to an online gallery containing proofs for you to view your images and select your favorites. You can share this gallery with family, friends, your agency, management, etc. Depending on your session, this gallery usually contains anywhere from 75 - 125 images for you to select from. As part of your package, you will choose the photos you wish to be fully retouched and edited. Retouching will produce a clean and natural look that makes you look your best. Once your final images have been selected and edited, you will receive an email link to your finals. At this point you can place an order to have reproductions made or you may download the high-resolution files immediately from your gallery.