What makes a good actor headshot?


Be yourself. It's that simple. A good solid headshot speaks volumes to the agent. A good rule of thumb is to look as you would when going to an audition. If your hair is brunette in your headshot and you show up as a blonde, you're going to surprise everyone. You don't want to surprise the casting agent and waste their time. They will remember you, but in the wrong way. Heavy makeup, not recommended. You're not modeling for Victoria Secrets. Clean, natural makeup without lots of contouring, keep eyes to neutral tones, highlight your best features. Clothes simple, v-neck t-shirts, solid color shirts, blouses, dresses work best, pick a color that goes with your eyes and skin tone. Backgrounds not too many distracting details if you shoot outdoors, or clean studio shot is always a winner. And above all, let your personality shine through and you'll get a call back every time.










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Elisa Cicinelli is a Northern California photographer specializing in portraits of all genres – personal branding, content creation, social media content, headshots, actor headshots, corporate headshots, family portraits, mother daughter portraits, fitness photography, beauty, boudoir, lifestyle photography located in San Francisco but is continually serving happy clients all over California and the United States. Elisa's studio is located in the heart of San Francisco but she often travels to Los Angeles, Napa Valley, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Palo Alto, East Bay, Silicon Valley, Peninsula and the Greater Bay Area for varying creative photography projects. Elisa Cicinelli Photography aims to capture the subject's inner beauty through refreshing their image and making them as comfortable as possible. If you are located in San Francisco or other areas of California, don't hesitate to reach out to book your complimentary consultation with Elisa Cicinelli.