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1 Pro Photographer on the Anatomy of a Good Headsho

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Acting 11th Apr 2017 backstage


People always ask me what makes a good headshot. For me, it’s all in the eyes. The eyes tell the story, and Kenneth Dolin’s photos always show me who the person really is. A headshot photographer for over 12 years, Dolin talked to me about his process.

Outside of viewing a look book, what should a client ask when looking for a headshot photographer?
Actors should know about prices and release policies, if the images are done in studio or on location, what the turnaround time is, and what the retouching process is. Most of the top headshot photographers in Los Angeles, including myself, have this spelled out on our websites. If a photographer hasn’t clearly shared this information, ask.

But here’s where I get controversial: Aside from that and liking a photographer’s work, there’s not much else to know. I don’t think you have to know a lot about the photographer personally or spend a ton of time face-to-face to see if you’ll “vibe.” In fact—drumroll here—I don’t even think it’s necessary to meet or talk with your photographer prior to shooting. I’ve shot over 5,000 people and met only a handful prior to shooting.

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