What makes headshots stand out these days? Is there a difference between LA headshots and NY headshots? There is a lot you need to know about getting headshots taken and who you should hire before you go out and start looking. This article will attempt to give you the information you need before looking to hire people.
First things first: can you get away with only paying $200 for Headshots?
Absolutely. Paying someone $200 is worth it because they will likely know what they are doing and since they are still trying to break into the industry, they aren't able to charge exorbitant prices yet. Headshots worth $200 are still likely going to get you work. Just check out the images and be sure the clients have been happy with the photographer's work. There is truly no reason to spend a ton of money on headshots.
Second: what is the new standard in Headshots in 2011?
Well, in a word, headshots are now much more experimental. Get away from trying those standard portrait, straight on shots. They are a terrible idea because they are boring!
Headshots these days are fun. You want to make sure your photographer knows that it's okay to experiment! A lot of them are scared to experiment because it means they may not get as good shots. But the truth is that the more experimental the photographer is, the more interesting and unique your photos will become.
A typical lens to use is very zoomed in, from a distance. Most photographers like this because it makes a much more flattering portrait with little or no distortion. But in 2011, Headshots are increasingly being shot with shorter lenses, such as an 85mm or 50mm. In laymen's terms, this means the photos are shot much closer and more personal, and they can have much more interesting and fun angles.
Be sure that your photographer shoots like this because the current trend is headed this way.
Another thing you have to know is the difference between New York and Los Angeles Headshots. What makes New York headshots different? They are much more theatrical in style than Los Angeles ones. They use darker and more muted colors.
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