I’ve had a lot of people asking me questions about “East Coast headshots, West Coast headshots, what are the differences, which ones would be best for an actor to have?”
So, let me give you a little bit of information about headshots. Basically, what you want to do is have a headshot taken for the market that you’re trying to work in. If you happen to live in New York, or on the East Coast, or in any secondary market, you want to find a photographer that has the knowledge and capabilities to shoot for your specific area.
Now, the differences between New York and L.A. headshots, basically, and I can tell you that they’re not quite as drastic as they use to be, but typically, on the West Coast, in L.A., you’re going to have more laid back, more natural lighting kind of headshot; more formal on the East Coast, more of the shots are going to be done in the studios, certainly no to say that some shots aren’t done outside.
You’re going to have studio lightingphotographer, you might have more of a corporate look, especially if you’re doing industrial films or training films as opposed to just feature films and television shows. So, you know, the important thing to keep in mind is just make sure that you get a headshot that is usable for your particular area.
And speaking of headshots, I have an incredible online headshot secrets workshop.
I’m going to be interviewing Joe Henson, an incredible New York headshot photographer who has shot over 16,000 headshots.