Shooting Professionally – Headshots for Casting

February 10, 2010

Earlier this week I wrote the following document aimed at those people venturing the idea of becoming a professional portrait photographer.

If you are contemplating this opportunity, please consider the following;
Every time I shoot a new client. My aim is to reveal their greatest image, consistently. How does one manage to consistently capture a person’s greatest image every time?

The following are a talent checklist to consider if you are contemplating a career as a Headshot photographer,
a) Technical proficiency – understanding lighting techniques, exposure, film and or digital sensors.
b) Empathy and love for humanity – Am I sounding quirky? More often than not, I hear photographers realizing that portraits wasn’t their thing? Clients feel comfortable, and reveal their aura, zone and passion – when feeling appreciated, loved and not judged.
c) Photoshop – taking a great image isn’t enough anymore. Post-production is an integral part for revealing an outstanding image.
d) Creativity and passion – lets face it, every photographer photographing buildings, weddings and/or pets, claims to be a portrait photographer. Your passion and creativity will keep you alive until the time your clients realize your true potential.
Thank You,

Art of Headshots Vancouver Studio

970 Burrard Street, Unit 234, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R4

Art of Headshots Victoria Studio

1024 Meares St. Victoria, BC, V8V 3J6

Art of Headshots Kelowna Studio

23- 225 Glen Park Drive Kelowna, BC, V1V 2X5

Art of Headshots Austin Studio

1701 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701

Art of Headshots Calgary Studio

812A 16 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9

Art of Headshots Regina Studio

1808 Smith Street, Unit 210, Regina, SK S4P 2N9

Art of Headshots Edmonton Studio

9662 101A Ave, Unit 203, Edmonton, AB T5H 0A7

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Book an appointment with Art of Headshots using Setmore

Art of Headshots Toronto Studio

236 Margueretta St, Toronto, ON M6H 3S3

Art of Headshots Ottawa Studio

Ottawa, ON K1T 0S1

Art of Headshots Montreal Studio

435 Rue Beaubien, Studio 202B, Montreal, QC, H2V 3Z4

Art of Headshots Halifax Studio

29 Beaumont Drive, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 1V5