Black And White Photographers

Written by Rylee Newton
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If you're thinking about shooting actor headshots, it's essential to find black and white photographers in your area. In general, your headshot should be done in black and white. Most headshot photographers avoid using color in their photos, but there are always exceptions. If you're putting together a modeling portfolio or you are professional looking to promote your business or service you might want to consider color photographs.

When it comes to working with black and white photographers it's a good idea to ask questions about wardrobe. While your clothing will appear as shades of black or white, the tones will help to define your face. If you have dark hair or darker coloring, you want to avoid clothing and settings that make you disappear into the background. The same is true for people with lighter coloring. The last thing you want to do is present a headshot that makes you look washed out or tired.

The Benefits of Working with Black and White Photographers

Black and white photographers can bring out the subtlety in your face and overall look. There is something dramatic about shooting yourself in black and white that you just can't capture with color photographs. Most casting directors and artist management professionals will tell you that it's a good idea to have at least two different headshots to represent the serious and comedic elements of your personality.

If you want to break into commercials you may want to consult with a commercial agent to find out what look is "hot" right now. It's no mystery why some actors seem to book commercials over and over again. These actors have taken the time to research the latest trends in headshot photography and they always try to stay one step ahead of the trend. It may seem like a huge financial strain to spend money on new headshots every year, but the trade off is that you book the job while the other actors scratch their heads and wonder what they're doing wrong.


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