When you get your Headshots taken, know that the amount of money you pay typically determines how good the photographer is. Unless of course the photographer is great but just chooses not to charge that much because they haven't established a large client base yet.
Therefore, you need to know how to get up and running with your headshot session as fast as possible because if your photographer isn't going to give you excellent shots, you're not going to go home happy, even if you only spent $50.
The trick is to come in to your session with confidence and enjoyment. Most of my clients say I make them feel really comfortable because they get along with me really well and I don't boss them around, unlike most photographers.
So what you have to do if you choose to get someone who's not really a great photographer is to just try to stay in a good mood and feel confident. Believe in your mind that you deserve these pictures, and enjoy getting them taken.
A lot of actors feel shy during their first and second headshot session. But remember, you're paying for this, so dot let a bad photographer give you bad shots.
What is the difference mainly between a great headshot photographer and a decent one? Great ones are good at getting good expressions out of you. Truthfully, professional headshot photographers and amateurs will both take a great picture, framing wise and ethnically speaking. The difference though is the ability to capture a good expression, something that you as the actor can be completely in control of. Therefore, if you know how to get the right expressions, you can still pay $50 for Headshots and get amazing pictures!!
Just be confident and happy and don't let anything get to you. Be comfortable in front f the camera and you'll get great Headshots. Good luck!!