Are you a student at a performing arts school, actor, or freelance dancer? Have you been trying to get more gigs in the creative world? Great headshots are a must for you! Don’t neglect this crucial element to up your game and get you noticed! Take your images to a professional level, this could be the gamechanger you need. Let’s break down what makes great lifestyle headshots for performers!
Looking genuine while capturing your personality and charm is key! Come to the photo shoot with a clear vision of how you want to be portrayed so your pictures will help you land that dream spot! Headshot sessions will focus on your face for a large majority of the photos. Avoid distracting jewelry and excessive makeup in your lifestyle headshots. Brooklyn did such a great job in her photoshoot of knowing exactly what she wanted to get out of the final product. She has put in years of work into dance and wanted to showcase a variety of looks. We approached our session as a team, with some lighting and staging guidance from me and all dance posing and moves from Brooklyn.
This beauty just wrapped up 8th grade and is heading into high school in the Fall. I think she did a fantastic job of showcasing her fluidity in dance movements as well as the smile on that fresh face! She kept it natural, which is exactly what you want so casting directors can see the REAL YOU! My favorite thing as a photographer is to capture authenticity! Genuine laughter, smiles, relaxed posing all help create timeless photos. Embrace all the qualities that make you unique! You want your photographs to look like you, the best version of you 🙂
Brooklyn and I had so much fun during this photo session and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute! I highly suggest updating your lifestyle headshots regularly, every year or two. Keeping your portfolio refreshed as your looks change is important and will speak volumes to your sincerity when trying to land that performance dream job!
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July 13, 2021