Updated: Mar 8
The foundation of every acting or modeling career begins with a professional headshot photo. Since the quality of a headshot really matters, Gabby chose a reliable Pensacola headshot photographer like me to take her acting headshots.
Professional Acting Headshots
Our headshot session took place at my newly remodeled home photography studio. When it comes to headshots, deciding between a studio or an outdoor location setting for your session can be a hard decision. Ultimately, it's a brand decision. In Gabby's case, a clean, professional grey backdrop was what she needed for her casting auditions. Many beginner actors and actresses choose studio sessions on neutral backgrounds for casting headshots. Later on, after they have established themselves and the characters they play, an outdoor location may be more suitable for their brand.
How to pose for acting headshots?
One thing I always tell my subjects is to think of the emotion and mood they want to convey to their viewer during their headshot photo session. It's that mindset that's key in taking a quality, eye-catching headshot photo. In other genres of photography, such as portraits, we can partially infer mood and emotion from the setting, the posing, and other ambience in the scene. But with a headshot, it's really just you. Headshots lack the type of storytelling context that other photography genres innately have, so the viewer can only infer emotion and mood from your eyes, lips, and other subtle facial expressions. This is what makes headshot images such powerful tools for showcasing your brand, if you are properly prepared to take one!
Fortunately, when you book your headshots with me, it won't be on you alone to get a good headshot. I am a professional headshot photographer in Pensacola and I coach all my clients on how to get the headshots represent them in the best light. Let's look at how Gabby's headshots turned out:
The worst thing you can do for your acting career is to skip out on getting quality headshots. If you need an acting headshot in the Pensacola, Mobile, or Destin area, I'm the photographer who can help you out. Get in touch with me to book a session today.
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Austen Hunter Photography is a Pensacola, Florida photographer who specializes in senior picture photography, beach photography, fashion photography, graduation photography, military portrait photography and headshot photography in a bold, graphic style, from Destin and 30A Florida, to Pensacola to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama. Austen Hunter has been published internationally and is known for his bold, graphic, and clean photographic style. He uses a variety of both natural light and off-camera flash to capture images. People usually book Austen for outdoor portrait sessions or sessions conducted at his home studio.