So you want to start acting and would love to get involved with some commercials, but where do you start? In any casting situation, especially commercials, your headshot plays an important role in catching the attention of the casting director. We wanted to share three key things that make the perfect commercial headshot!
1. A Genuine Smile
If you're going for a commercial you'll want to look friendly, approachable, and trustworthy. After all, you're the face of a product. You want to be confident but still relatable.
2. A Complimentary Background
Whether you are shooting in a studio or outdoors, you want to make sure your background compliments your expression. Light backgrounds, such as a white indoors or muted colors outdoors, work best for these types of shots. A dark background changes the atmosphere of an image. A bright background will help to enhance a happy expression and keep the photo engaging.
3. Complimentary Lighting
Just your background, you want to make sure that your lighting works to enhance your shot. Even lighting that keeps you looking natural is always best. If the lighting is too dramatic it will change the atmosphere or may imply to a casting director that you are trying to hide something about your appearance. Again, you want to convey a natural, relatable look.
Take a look at this commercial shot below!
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