Headshot Q & A
Should I get my headshot retouched?
All headshot images will receive professional image retouching. Image retouching is light, as it is important for your headshot to show your true skin tones. Some actors and models have a beauty mark, birth mark or scar - these will not be erased or retouched, as they are something that makes you look unique, sets you apart, and distinguishes you. More importantly, you do not want to appear overly retouched or airbrushed
How often should I get my headshot taken?
If you are new to the acting or modeling world and are trying to get an agent, you most likely will need to have a wide range of headshots, mid shots and full lengths available to you in your portfolio. It is important in the modeling industry to stay current and to have a great looking headshot - for your website, post cards, business cards and other marketing materials. Remember, if you are an actor or a model, your headshot is your calling card as it serves a very important purpose, and puts a face with a name. A headshot is required for consideration by many Dallas modeling agencies.
What headshot background is best for me?
Indoor and outdoor lighting is up to you. Either of these can make for a beautiful portrait. Indirect lighting is great for a natural look - as you skin will look softer in natural light. Indoor lighting can be controlled and have a very natural element to it, and some prefer indoor headshots because of the controlled environment it offers.
What should I wear for my headshot?
Color is important. Wear your favorite colors - or pick a color that you love. You probably know what colors look best. For women, choose a top or a blouse that has an attractive neckline, and avoid busy patterns, big necklace or large earrings. For men, try to avoid plaid, large prints or busy patterns (unless you plan to dress for a part), and instead choose a solid color shirt or button up. The headshot is all about bringing the focus to your face.