Tip 1: Headshots should show your personality
How would you show up for an audition? If you know the answer then you should look exactly like that. Your photo has to show your personality. Here are some headshot tips by a Los Angeles headshot photographer. Don’t wear too much makeup and don’t overdo your hair. Actually, listen to the photographer advice on hair and makeup artist. Headshot photographers usually have the HMUA who they trust and prefer to work with. Tell your intentions and expectations to the photographer. It is important to discuss what kind of look you want beforehand.
Tip 2: Flawless skin
The second headshot tip is to try to show up with flawless skin. Try at least, please. Get ready for the headshot a week before. Drink plenty of water, take your vitamins, skip alcohol, cigarettes, drugs. Protect your skin from sunlight. Use sunscreen or just avoid direct sunlight. If it’s cold or cloudy outside, though it does not often happen in Los Angeles, sunlight still damages your skin. Remember to moisturize your skin. Read more on how to get your skin ready for the headshot session here.
Tip 3: Healthy diet
Sweet, salty and fried food are not recommended. In two words maintain a healthy diet that includes: antioxidants (wild blueberries, strawberry, plums, dark green veggies), vitamin C (citrus fruits and berries), healthy fats (like olive oil), omega-3s (walnuts, chia seed, spinach and salmon). After you are done with this article follow this link for more information on 22 dermatologist-approved foods for better skin.
Tip 4: Sleep well
Get at least an 8-hour sleep. It’s free. Just get enough sleep and you will need less makeup, and your skin will look perfect. This tip is not only for just this headshot session. Try to get into habit of getting a good night sleep. Here are my tips to help actors survive long work days.
Tip 5: Avoid Stress!
Actors, agents, casting directors, photographers and everybody else know that auditions and acting itself are stressful. However, to look your best, try to avoid stress before the headshot session. Besides, it’s good for your health. Again, it’s a lifetime tip.