Skin and Beauty Tips for Actors and Models

Skin and Beauty Tips for Actors and Models

To create striking headshots for actors, as well as for portraits, beauty or fashion photography for models, you need a combination of great lighting, just the right touch of makeup and a face that’s full of personality. Whether you’re doing your own makeup for your photo shoot or using the services of a makeup artist, there are little things you can do in the lead up to your shoot to help you look your best for the session.

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5 Clothing Tips for Your Best Actor Headshots

5 Clothing Tips for Your Best Actor Headshots

If you’re new to getting actor headshots, you might be wondering what’s best to wear for your session. Headshots for actors typically frame you from the chest or shoulders up, but despite the fact that only a small portion of your clothing will be visible, it’s still important to give thought to what you should wear for your headshot session. Use these five tips to nail your headshot session.

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A Shower Shoot with Lee Anne

A Shower Shoot with Lee Anne

We’d started the session with headshots, wine, Lee Anne’s choice of Spotify tracks (which included Louis C.K. stand-up comedy), then switched gears to shower shots just before sunset. The light was perfect and I wanted to use only natural light through the single window in the shower for this shoot. The water ended up nicely backlit and the single light source created nice interior shadows. But what really made the shots great was that Lee Anne was totally comfortable posing for the shoot and felt confident about how she looked.

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Never Still

Never Still

I’d wanted a good camera for years, but couldn’t afford one. After studying Film and TV Production at NYU, I made a tough decision to leave New York and move back to Chicago so that I could be with my boyfriend at the time. Unfortunately, that also meant putting my personal goals on hold, one of them being to buy a good camera and continue working on film and photography projects…

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