I love photographing actors because they're very fun types of people. Typically, whenever I do a headshot, I meet a new actor and we end up staying in contact for a long time after the headshot session. This is great for me for 2 reasons:
1. Adding another actor to my contact sheet allows me to have future people who I can work with on the films that I make.
2. There is a chance that they will either come back to me for another future headshot session, or they might refer one of their friends to me. This helps me out as headshot photography and shooting weddings is the only way that I make money, especially during these bad economic times.
The biggest reason that I love shooting actors for head shots is because I love photography in general. Having a fun time hanging out with someone and talking about all sorts of film and television and theater related things throughout the headshot session is just a bonus. Every single time that I meet a new actor, my headshot photography skills increase and I always learn something new. Not only do I learn something new in relation to headshot photography, but I also may learn something new in relation to a new acting school, or a new acting style, or new plays that are coming out. The other great thing about it is that often I get invited to plays that the actors are performing in.
In general, I would have to say that shooting had shots is a very fun activity: you make new friends and you meet new people and you have a fun time doing it. I also really love having the opportunity to give someone something that can help them further their career. This is one of the reasons that I offer so many actor self-promotion tips on my website www.cityheadshots.com. I love to help out whenever I can.
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