Do you know your best side? And do you know how light can work to flatter your face?
A lot of photographers find it challenging to figure out the best sides and angles for their clients, which is one of the reasons headshot photography is so challenging.
If you knew your best side and could explain to your photographer right off the bat which angles you like the best and where the light should be positioned to look more flattering for you, you’d save time and start getting great shots right away!
Too many people waste the first hour of their shoot with inexperienced photographers by trying to figure out what angles and expressions look best, and by the time they start capturing their best stuff, the shoot is over.
So How Do You Find Your Best Side?
90% of people look better on one side than the other. Why? Because our faces are not perfectly even. If we were to take a photo of someone and cut it in half and flip it over so both sides match perfectly, the photo would look really weird.
Take a look at the two photos below:
Technical jargon can be confusing, so I put together this short post to explain the difference between Low and High-Resolution images.
First, take a look at the following images.
Hard to tell the difference?
When images are small on a computer screen, a low-res and high-res image look pretty similar.
But not when you start zooming in.
Take a look at the difference now, when it comes to fine detail:
As you can tell, a high-res image has a lot more detail stored within. It's perfect if you need to crop in on the photo or print it out really big for a poster, flyer, etc.
When we shoot, we always send you the High-Resolution versions of your shots so that you can use them wherever you need.
But in order to make our website load faster, we only display Low-Res photos on it.
If we used high-res photos, the file sizes would be so large that you'd have to wait 5-10 seconds for each picture to load - and on a page with 20 images, that could take a while!
Hopefully this clears things up, but if you have further questions, feel free to leave a comment below.
Related Article: Headshot Size & Cropping Rules
After reading this article, you'll not only know where to find legitimate commercial auditions, but also what to do to book significantly more of them.
I've also included some bonus tips from experts in the industry (casting directors, agents, and even some actors who've booked national commercials). You can see their advice towards the bottom of the article.
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