This is one of the most important and difficult things to accomplish in a photo shoot. You want to make great eye contact with the camera, but also look as if you are really looking at the camera for a reason. There must be something behind your eyes. Sounds simple but it’s a skill. Most people need help with this skill. I like to teach and coach people the techniques during their photo shoot to achieve the connection. By the time we are finished with your photo shoot, you’ll be an expert at getting that Eye contact with the camera.
This is a very common question asked for someone getting a photo shoot. First lets cover the guys.
Most guys don’t need a makeup artist. If however you have blotchy or uneven skin then getting makeup artist is recommended. For most guys if you feel you need a little help you can always just get a little powder and learn how to use it.
Women are another story. All women need makeup. And I would say most should hire a makeup artist. A makeup artist will make sure you look great. Not only will they do your makeup the also style your hair. My makeup artist stay with you the entire photo shoot and keep an eye on your makeup, hair and clothes during the shoot. It’s great to have another pair of eyes helping you to look your best. Of course there are exceptions. Young girls don’t need a makeup artist. If you have done a lot of photo shoots and you are very comfortable doing your own makeup, great!
One thing I learned a long time ago is that you can’t take a great photo of women without a great makeup artist. I’m very particular about my makeup artist and they have to prove themselves to me. I’m sure I one of the pickiest photographers there are when it comes to makeup artist.
The color of your top or shirt is very important for your Acting Headshots. The most important part of your headshot is your face. Your shirt is part of the frame that surrounds your face. You should pick colors that look good on you and pop. Great colors to use: Jewel tones, Emerald, Ruby, Blue, Burgundy, Gold and of course blacks and browns. Think rich colors not loud colors. Colors you should stay away from: White, Pink or Pastel colors.