A headshot as it stands a close up of your face, neck and a little bit of shoulder(s); Your headshot is a synopsis of your whole being in one shot that is captivating enough to stop a casting director, producer, write or a director going through the 100s if not 1000s of actor portfolios to take a second look at your headshot for a second look to see if you fit a role they have on offer.

Your headshot is as important as how your approach to your professional acting career. Your headshot is not the one you or your friend snapped with the IPhone. It is not the one your family and friends think you look good. It is not the one you think you look cool. It is not definitely the one you had taken at the Post Office or Passport Photo Service kiosk.

A good actor headshot that truly looks like you showing your personality and represents you the best is made by the use of good lighting which is the main ingredient in photography plus bringing your exuberant personality to the fore which is also an art in headshot photography. Photo means light and Graphos in Greek means to write or to draw. So a professional photographer’s specialising in headshots knows how to carve your face using light to show you at your best to the viewers you intend to captivate.

I am asking you to rethink your actor headshot and get in with me so I can create this elegant, simple but yet stylish actor headshot that is an eye candy to get you noticed? Check out these stylised and cinematic samples below.

5393532_origLightbent Images & Photography is in a very special class when it comes to creating your headshot. Though we do portrait as well, our specialty is headshot. As the driven engine behind Lightbent, my specialised ability and artful way to bring your personality in the forefront of your session because I am a Protege of the best Headshot Photographer in the world Peter Hurley author of The Art Of Behind The Headshot and Illuminating The Face In order to maintain that specialised ability and continuing acquiring redefined skills and advanced know how in The Art Behind The Headshot, I also have the backing of my mentor and leading Headshot Photographer in the Middle East Frederik Bisbjerg of redHORN Photography. Under the weekly coaching and tutelage of Peter and the constant mentoring of Frederik, I am able to create your headshot using new techniques and make you look to part with the best in the world.

 

Peter and Frederik commitments to excellence are infusing in my work on a daily basis to give you the best headshot you had ever had. I will make a better version of yourself during your session. You don’t have to think or worry about how I will make a better version of yourself. I got you covered. So

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Chances are that you think your portrait can be used as a headshot. However there is a big difference between a portrait and a headshot.

Your professional headshot is about capturing, representing and encapsulating your personality, expression and looks by showing only the shot of your head (Headshot). Any information below your chin is of no value to the viewer.

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Earl Cole (Headshot) Your professional or environmental portrait tells more of a story. In the shots below of Ear Cole of Earl Cole Music, the portrait tells you what is going on. Even by wearing the same clothes or outfits, having the same hairstyle, something like a dramatic lighting, expressive posture and poses will transform the image completely.

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What is the best way to determine headshot or portrait?

Is the photo only showing the person being themselves and their character? Then most likely it is a headshot. On the flip side, is the image leading you to imagine something and implying emotions? Then you are most likely looking at a portrait. You want that stylish professional headshot for your branding or a portrait to tell your story, I am just an email or a phone call away. Get in touch.