Lake Forest Photography Studio is your “go-to” studio for professional head shot services. We offer a variety of unique portfolio photography options for Actors, Musicians, Artists and Models. A headshot is a Talent’s calling card.
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A great head shot is much more than just an attractive photograph. A great headshot is memorable, powerful and sets you apart from the rest. A great head shot will tell a story and have personality. It should leave an impression. Most of all, a great headshot looks natural…never forced, flat or stale.
It is very important to know that YOU are the star of the show! Any great photographer knows this. Producing a highly effective and stunning headshot starts with the talent. It is up to the photographer to capture your unique personality and style on film.
Before any photo shoot, the photographer and talent should discuss specific goals, needs and expectations. This meeting should answer the question, “What do you want to convey in your headshot”?
Think adjectives. Sassy? Smart? Ditsy? Flirty? Handy?
A talent portfolio should showcase a consistent yet versatile range of casting possibilities. In preparation for your headshot session, take some time to practice. Grab a friend or simply stand in front of a mirror. Practice personality and expression. You don’t want to be a “one-hit-wonder.” Headshots should show your versatility. Change your clothing, adjust your body and posture, practice different personalities. Ask your friend to grab a camera and do a trial run. This is your chance to play with your look before you do the real thing!
Your attire should flatter, never distract. Everything you bring should be wrinkle-free and clean. Think “looks.” Your outfit choices should be simple and never obnoxious. Headshots will primarily focus on your face and neckline. Jewelry and accessories should be simple, never obnoxious.