Commercial and theatrical headshots for actors in Pasadena
If you’re looking for quick and easy acting headshots in Pasadena, email me! I have collections that include hair and makeup and 5 retouched images. You’re also able to purchase just one or two headshots if you’re just getting started or just need an update.
Commercial vs. Theatrical headshots
Commercial headshots are for sending to casting directors who will put you in a commercial. You’ll be selling a service or product and generally want to look friendly and trustworthy. Appealing to a wide variety of people is the goal.
Theatrical headshots can be more creative. These headshots are for getting work in plays, films, or television. You can show more personality and take on different characters.
Casting directors see thousand of actors’ headshots
When I used to be in the casting director’s office, there would be piles and piles of 8x10s that they would sort through. You would put your physical characteristics and your acting resume on the back. It was a daunting job!
These days, most actors submit their headshots online. This means it’s much less expensive to get started and you don’t have to print hundreds of headshots.
We’ll discuss what kind of acting headshots you need
We’ll talk about outfit choice and who you want to portray and what kind of image you want to present.
Retouching is usually kept to a minimum as you want casting directors to see what you really look like. I’ll remove blemishes and stray hairs but don’t usually remove wrinkles or sun damage. Of course, if you want more retouching done, I’m happy to do it.
Hair and makeup
My stylists are skilled at creating a natural look for commercial headshots. If you want dramatic or gritty theatrical headshots, they can do that too. We’ll talk about how you want your hair and makeup before your session.
If you’re doing your own makeup, I suggest you apply it as normal. You don’t need to create overly dramatic eyes or have pancake foundation. The simpler and more natural, the better. Even if you feel you’re not good with makeup, if you use a light touch, you’ll be fine.
If you’re doing your own hair, keep it simple. Now is not the time to try a new style or something intricate.
Email me if you need acting headshots in Pasadena
Use the contact form in the menu above or at the bottom of the Home page. I accept Zelle, credit cards, and cash.