Before going into your headshot session, you have to think about the answer to a number of things:
1. What would you tell your agent if they asked you what kind of person you are? Remember that in order to get a great headshot, you should know your own qualities and what makes you unique. Not knowing these things is a recipe for disaster because you will find that your Headshots seem to float, meaning they have no specific style or personality. And when you are choosing the final ones, you won't know what you are looking for.
2. What are you in need of? What kind of Headshots do you want? Think hard about what you plan to use your Headshots for because typically you might need general commercial shots or more theatrical ones. Or you might need body shots or three-quarter shots. There are so many different options and only a limited time, so know what you want before the big day.
3. Know what well-known characters from films you could see yourself playing. Those are good to know for theatrical shots because then you can put yourself into that role when you are getting the shots taken. It's always easier to explain a character to a photographer than to try to explain emotions. You are the one controlling the looks you get. The photographer is only going to help you get there, so if you don't know what you want, then you will not get good Headshots.
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