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Actor and Modeling Headshots

Actor & Modeling headshots are what casting directors, managers and agents need to know about you at a glance. Casting directors need to see why they should hire you. Your headshots should show what makes you uniquely interesting. Agencies want to see what is bookable about you. You know what kind of first impression you want to make with your headshot. During your photo shoot, Madeleine Vite works to bring out your most bookable image.

It’s not about making a beautiful image of you. In fact, a pretty picture might not be what you need at all. To ensure your image has the strongest impact, Madeleine will talk with you about the roles you are inspired to play. You will discuss what type of clothing to bring and how many outfit changes to ensure your actor & modeling headshots make a strong first impression.

During the session, Madeleine creates a fun and relaxing environment so that the camera captures you authentically. After the session, you will immediately review the images with Madeline and make the final decisions on which ones work best for you. Each photo will intrigue the viewer and evoke specific feelings.

As the actor, you have to bring the wardrobe and the personality. All four elements (lighting, composition, personality, and wardrobe) influence you getting booked. Let’s get it right starting with clothing.

Layers like jackets, scarves, vests, and sweaters are great additions to an outfit because they add texture and dimension. They’re subtle pieces that can add touches of your personality and style to your headshots. They can also drastically change the appearance of your character. You can easily get two or more character headshot looks by simply adding or removing a jacket.

Longer sleeves work better for photos. If you usually wear glasses, you should wear them for some of your headshots. The lenses of glasses make taking pictures tricky, though. Clear lenses will occasionally reflect light, which can be distracting and block your face. Transition lenses not only reflect light, but if it’s bright outside, then they’ll effectively act as sunglasses. If you can, I’d recommend removing the lenses and wearing contacts simultaneously for the best images.Especially for guys, V-neck shirts are very flattering. It reduces some wrinkling and bunching in the shirt, and it makes you appear to have a long neck which is considered more attractive.

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Madeleine looks forward to collaborating with you and helping you take a great step forward in your career. Beautiful actor & modeling headshots are a great way to make a lasting impression.