Atlanta Headshots Dos and Don’ts for Actors
Well, an Atlanta headshot in the entertainment sector is absolutely necessary for promoting the actor or actress along with solidifying desired roles. When hiring, a casting director will need the headshot to determine who will fit the roll the best. For these agents, the goal is to be able to decide if the actor/actress will not only visually fit the roll in consideration, but who will navigate the set professionally.
An acting headshot is an important tool for the actor or actress and should be shot professionally before it is supplied to the casting department or the talent agent. So, what are the dos and dont’s for the actors who wish to get a great headshot headshot in Atlanta?
DO Look Relaxed and Confident for your Atlanta headshots
The agent will tell your personality by looking at the image, and they should see you as a confident person. Showcasing a calm demeanor regardless of desired roll is key. A lack of confidence translates to a lack of competence. One factor, for example, is choosing the best attire that you will be comfortable with. It’s ok to have a pop of personality, but being a blank canvas with neutral attire is the most advisable. Wearing neutral clothing can allow the viewer to insert you into the roll you’re applying for without being thrown off by dramatic colors and bold patterns.
It is also wise to take the headshot during the time of day when you feel the least stressed and “put together.” Squeezing in 30 minutes before work just to jump in rush hour traffic is stressful and is likely to show in your demeanor through the camera. Come in when you have time to spare and after you’ve had time to discuss details with your photographer so everyone is as prepared as they can be.
Remember authenticity is the key to a great look. Dig into your profession and tap into your ability to play a confident character. Sure, there may be some nervousness, but we’ve all heard it: Fake it until you make it!
DON’T Pose in Overly Dramatic Ways
For your Atlanta headshot, you should always make sure your pose is neutral to avoid creating the wrong impression. The gestures and poses should not be too over the top unless specifically requested. At Lola Land Photography, we advise clients to use subtle cues to make sure the pose is professional yet powerful. Basically, the pose should seem inviting so you appear approachable. You want to look like the type of Atlanta actor that would work well in a team dynamic.
Remember that a stern look will create an impression that you are aggressive and could result in appearing unapproachable. You need to have a friendlier expression so that you create a positive first impression. A smile makes you look friendly, but if you want seriousness to be implied, you can aim for a soft smile or neutral approachability which I will guide you through.
Getting good headshots in Atlanta is possible with proper planning. Email me if you have any questions about getting your best look. If you are ready to invest in your next application, I am ready too!