How do you shoot headshots for children? This is a great question, especially due to the fact that more and more children are now entering the entertainment business and are required by casting directors to have headshots. Whether you are an aspiring headshot photographer or a parent of a child who wants to start acting, there are a number of things you need to keep in mind to be able to get the best possible headshots for children.
1. Make sure that the child is fully fed and in a great mood. If the child comes into the session hungry and not smiling, the headshot session is going to be a failure. The child should be as happy as possible and not have any distractions.
2. Allow the child to select their own clothing. The reason for this is that most children have certain clothes that they really love to wear, which means that if they are wearing them, they are more likely to be happy. Just be sure that the clothing does not have any logos or wildly excessive patterns. Asides from that, there are not many rules for headshots for children.
3. The parent should accompany the child throughout the photo shoot. The headshot photographer does not necessarily know what the child needs when he or she starts crying. The parent or guardian would. The parents or guardians should be sure to bring along all of the necessary things for the child, including a favorite toy or any other object that the child might really want when he or she begins to get unhappy.
4. The parent of the child should understand that the session should be booked for about 3 to 4 hours. This will give sufficient time in between segments of the headshot session for the child to have a break and get happy again. If the session is extremely short, there will be no time for a break and the child will not be very happy, which will show up in the shots.
Hopefully these tips have been helpful to you. I offer professional outdoor headshots services for adults and children actors, and would love to talk to you if you're interested in setting up a headshot session.
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