Actor Headshots with Tiana

I recently enjoyed working with Tiana and providing her with some new headshots for her acting endeavours. As you can see from the photos throughout this blog post, I was able to provide her with several different looks.

The different looks were a result of several things.

First, one of the easiest things to change to achieve a different look is clothing. Tiana brought so many different outfits that we were able to pick and choose what we thought would work best. We transitioned through a few options, starting with a simple black blouse, giving us a simple “commercial” styled look. As we progress through the shoot, we also included bright and colorful styles and some options that were a bit more on the “edgy” side.

Another item that I change throughout my sessions is the backdrop. I only changed my backdrop twice during this session; however, I often change it for every different look in many of my sessions. Changing my backdrops only takes a few minutes, and fortunately, I have several great options to choose from.

Okay, it’s time to talk about lighting. Lighting is probably the one thing that I love most about being a studio photographer. The huge advantage of shooting indoors is the ability to control the light. From bright and natural to dark and edgy, and everything in between, it can all be achieved with studio lighting. If you look at the photos of Tiana in this series, can you tell how many different lighting styles I used? If you guessed three, you are correct. I’m not going to get into the specifics of each, that’s for a different post, but if you look closely, you will be able to spot the difference.

If you have been following my work, you will know that expression is super important to me. During my sessions, I always want to capture as many expressions as possible. For actors, this is extremely important. Just look at the range Tiana is showcasing in these photos! From great natural smiles to super confident and edgy, showing different expressions showcases the individual’s character.

Great results are a combination of everything that I mentioned above. When we consider the topics discussed above and incorporate them all into the headshot session, we can achieve the end goal of getting some great headshots. Preparation is vital, and this is the case for me, the photographer, and you, the client. I guess we can assume it’s a team effort.

If you are interested in learning more about my Actor Headshot Sessions, please feel free to contact me.