Strike a Pose: What Makes a Great Headshot

What makes a headshot?

A headshot is the acting version of a business card. The goal of the headshot is to realistically represent a person’s appearance for casting purposes. A headshot is almost always necessary when submitting for an audition. Headshots should be artistic, portray you in the best possible light and convey your personality! 

When getting your headshots taken make sure to bring 3 to 4 looks with you to the session. A change of wardrobe can set an entirely different mood in your photos. The goal of the photographer is to capture multiple expressions: Smiling, serious, soft, reflective, etc. Make sure your photographer shoots from many different angles. It is important to have a close up, a three-quarter shot (showing some shoulder), and a full body or movement shot!

Got questions about how to get the perfect headshot? Email me at Coaching@claimfame.com to discuss!  

Mason O’Brien is ClaimFame’s professional Casting Coach. Mason has worked in casting for years and is also the owner and operator of Bluprint Coaching, a life coaching service based out of Los Angeles. Mason, “The Practical Coach”, works one-on-one with clients during periods of transition to design the next and best phase of their life!

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