If you use your image for ANY sort of marketing a professional head shots is a MUST!
Regardless if you are an actor, realtor, business executive, book author or anyone who uses a image of themselves to promote or sell their wares a professional head shots is important, no, it is a must! I know this may sound like common sense but I have seen many so called “professionals” with signs, business cards and flyers with photos taken by their friends. And I must say they shots are horrible. Sorry for being so blunt, but if is the best you can do then you may need to either find better friends or stop being cheap and pay for a professional photographer to take a high quality image.
What is this important you ask? Simple, because the imagery you use tells the prospective casting director or client that not only do you take yourself seriously but you are professional and deserve serious consideration. Let me share a personal story as to why this matters. When my wife and I we house hunting we first had a realtor that had a amateurish head shot or her sign. I said to my wife this is a sign and maybe we should move on. My wife insisted that it does not matter and of course I smile and said yes dear. Long story short, we had an appointment to view a house she really wanted and we waited for 45 minuets for the realtor to show up. She never did! 11 days went by and the realtor sent a text asking if we wanted to view the house. The next realtor we used had professional marketing material and we closed on our hour in 30 days with zero issues!
The old saying still rings true; “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”. So who on earth would you want to me cheap and do things half-assed? Yes, I am being abrasive and dare I say maybe a little “in your face” but I am this way because I genuinely want to see you succeed! Below are a few examples of head shots.
Actor Head Shots need to be impactful and make a casting director take note. Sophia needed a “harder” look and less girl next door and I think we nailed it!
Eden is a opera singer and an actress. She wanted a more up-beat and “bright” head shot. This was done in her home with 100% natural light. Eden is amazing!
Commercial modeling head shots are tricky. They need to be inviting and yet convey emotion and this one was a hit with her agency!
Realtor Head Shots need to be positive and inviting. The subject needs to come across and approachable and trust worthy and Nora does all of this.
I hope you can see that at a cost of $99.00 these people were able to obtain a clean, professional looking and affordable head shot. As a photographer you must have the ability to understand your clients needs and produce images that will help them improve their careers. For more informations please contact me below: