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Acting Headshots

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The sisters came in the studio for acting headshots. We started with in-studio headshots with a standard grey background and dramatic lighting for acting. Then took some outdoor shots for their social media profiles.

Every actor needs a headshot. It's like a visual business card to get gigs. What makes a headshot standout is to show the charm and personality. It needs to be eye-grabbing and establish an instant connection with the casting agent. A successful headshot should show emotion and character. It's much deeper than showing head and shoulder.

Nowadays, color headshots are more popular than black and white. Actors should have two headshots - a commercial headshot with a bright smile, and a theatrical one that's more dramatic. These should show that you're capable of acting different roles.




How to Get a Picture Perfect Headshot

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How to Get a Picture Perfect Headshot
Life is all about first impressions. Take your best friend or significant other for example; everything about that first meeting is embedded in your mind—like a story that plays over and over again. But the story of “first meetings” has greatly changed. Now we have social media, and everyone is obsessed with taking the perfect “selfie” or, in professional terms, a tell-tale headshot of themselves. You could tell a lot about the person from the picture they put up!
 
And just like that, a professional website would also require a professional picture! Remember the good old days where you would attach a printed picture on your CV? Well, it’s much like the same way except everything’s all digitalized now!
 
Getting an effective headshot
You want your headshot to mean something, it’s supposed to have an element of depth to it but how can you achieve that? If you’re new to this then don’t worry, here are a few ways you can get an excellent headshot:

Know why you need it
Here’s a thing about headshots, it can vary greatly according to its purpose. So how can your headshot vary according to the purpose?
 
    • If you’re getting one for a job or hiring managers then you’ll have to make sure it’s one that’s easily identifiable through profiles like LinkedIn. This will greatly increase your chance of landing a good job and gaining an interview.  
    • If you’re getting one for your business then make sure it defines you as approachable as possible. After all, you want your clients to be able to contact you without any hesitation.
    • It you’re opting for online dating then it should both be attractive and approachable. Enough to make the other person proceed with your profile.

Nailing the look
Now that you know why you’re getting a headshot, it’s time to nail the look. Don’t worry if you’re not photogenic, not everyone is! You do, however, need to know the tricks to getting the right picture. For example, smiling is beautiful but a light smile will give you a more confident yet approachable look. This is often best with business profiles! Similarly, you should find your good side and make sure it’s always directed towards the camera. Remember, headshots rarely ever have room for head tilts so keep it subtle!
 
It’s the selfie generation…or is it?
Selfies are great and so are candids but they can never be used for a professional account. Save your selfies for Instagram because if not, your clients will wonder if you’re even professional enough for the job. Remember your attire, background, facial expression, everything will play a role here.
 
Does your attire matter?
Headshots are focused on the head and shoulders but your attire does play a role here. Wear a color that brings out your eyes and it’ll greatly affect the way your picture turns out! The more solid colors you wear, the better the picture will turn out. Remember; try to wear something that contrasts your skin tone for better affects!
 
Retouching is a must
Retouching allows you to look fresh and removes all the blemishes and wrinkles from your face. It allows you to look more approachable to the clients. It’s definitely a must, especially if you’re looking at a professional picture.
 
To cut it short, the better your headshot is, the better job you’ll be getting. That’s why you should contact Kurty Photography because they’ve excelled in the area since 1992. With the benefit of retouching being included in every shoot, we leave customers satisfied with both professional and personal headshots.




Ge Wang Miss Singtao USA

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Ge Wang, the winner of Miss Sing Tao pageant has just entered Miss Chinatown USA beauty pageant. She needed a new headshot to enter the contest, and so she found me through former Miss Asian Global Susie Lee who I have photographed.

Ge Wang sure has a camera face, she knew her best facial angle and was extremely easy to photograph. We took around 120 headshots in three dresses, and she loved them all.

It will be exciting to see her on TV for the upcoming Miss Chinatown USA beauty pageant, and I wish her the best of luck!



Headshots 2015

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Headshots are usually the first impression prior to meeting or hiring someone. Hence, a beyond good looking headshot is essential for a lasting impression. Headshot is for everyone. Whether actors, models, business professionals, lawyers, real estate agents, performers, etc. need a professional headshot to represent themselves. Other popular uses are social media profiles such as linkedin, Facebook, and online dating services such as match.com, eharmony, etc.

Call us today for your headshot for just $125. The photo shoot takes one hour, and you will have an eye-catching head shot that can be used for any purposes.




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