HEADSHOT HOMEWORK – Headshot Tips by Taylor Hooper: Headshot Photographer, NYC
The most important thing about your headshot is that it looks exactly like YOU when you walk into the audition room. It should also show your essence, who you are, and how you are going to act the part that you are auditioning for. That’s a lot to stuff in one picture! Don’t worry it is possible (with a bit of preparation).
Here’s a little homework for you to complete before your headshot session.
This homework will not only assure that your acting headshot truly represents you, it is also a great way to prepare yourself for interviews with casting directors, managers and agents.
● How would your friends, family or people who know you best describe your personality?
● What types of roles are you going out for?
● Is there a working actor who is having your career, playing the types of roles you should play? Who is it?
● If there was a break down describing the perfect character for you to play what would the adjectives be?
● Is there a specific look you want to go for in your headshot?
● If you were on a T.V. show what would would it be? Or what type would it be?
● If you were in a commercial what products would you sell?
● What do you want your headshot to say about you?
If you can take your time and answer these questions thoughtfully, specifically, and accurately AND communicate the answers to me it will give us both a great professional advantage to get you headshots that WILL work for you.