Excellent idea, if you ask me. It was quoted by Peter Hurley in an interview. It's such an important thing that you wear what you love to wear in your headshots, because it will make you confident and happy.
Don't ask a makeup artist or someone else to tell you what to wear for your headshots because it won't get you as good results. You might not feel as happy and it will show in the headshots.
Remember that in order to get successful headshots, confidence must shine through in all of your headshots. And not staged confidence either. Natural confidence is what you need to make a great headshot.
When you bring clothes, think about your favorite things to wear, but make sure they are decent looking. Don't bring a sweatshirt or your pajamas!
I have two main rules for headshot clients who come to me:
1. Don't wear white, especially for outdoor shots.
2. Don't wear plaid or wild patterns that distract from your face.
Other than that, bring your favorite clothes, and something that will bring out the character you intend to play! It will result in getting excellent instant headshots!
Color every time. And don't even think about getting your headshots shot in black and white, even if you plan to use black and white later. Wait... Sorry if that was confusing. What I meant to say was:
Don't hire a headshot photographer who shoots the original images in black and white, even if you plan on using black and white images as your headshots. It's better to get someone who shoots color and then convert it to black and white later, this way you still have the option of going back to color.
Anyway, back to business. Why shoot in color?
Headshots should be in color these days because there's no reason not to. Why would you want black and white? Casting directors need to easily see what your hair looks like, for instance if it is red or dirty blonde.
Also they like to see your eye color. And if you have freckles. And many other things.
There is no reason to shoot in black and white because these days no one has black and white headshots anymore.
So in conclusion, opt for color Headshots!
New York Headshots are headshots shot outdoors in New York City. Actually it goes a little deeper than that. They are headshots shot in New York City in a New York style.
So then, what is a New York styled headshot?
Well, a New York styled headshot is one in which the photo is taken with more depth and character emotion. Typically, there are two kids of headshots: commercial and theatrical. Theatrical headshots are where you get into character, and are usually more serious than commercial headshots. Commercial headshots, on the other hand, are less serious and more fun.
New York is usually more of a theatrical headshot type of place. We get more serious shots here than in LA. In an overall sense, you could say the Headshots in NY are less happy than those in Los Angeles.
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