My business as a headshot photographer has me work with a lot of people and after a while trends are very apparent. One very popular trend upon meeting people for the first time is that they apologize, they apologize for not being very photogenic or that they just don’t look good in pictures so it’s ok that these headshots won’t turn out good. They don’t just say that out of jest, they actually mean it and believe it!
Here it is from the horse’s mouth. What do they really look for in a headshot when casting a role. It goes to show that it is so important to think ahead of your shoot and decide what you want to show. Which character are you? Are you the bad guy? The good guy? The shy guy? The funny guy? Whoever you are targeting for the shoot deserves as much attention and rehearsal as if you were preparing for an audition. WHen you get to the studio for the shoot, talk with your photographer before you start so that they know what’s up.