Jacksonville Florida photographer Joseph Anzalone specializes in Glamour, Boudoir, Head Shot Photography for Actors | Models | Business, and Advertising Photography.

Actor Headshot and Model Comp Card Suggestions

YOUR PERSONAL PHOTO SESSION
The first impression an agent, manager or casting director will have of you will come from your headshot or comp card. That first call is very important. Once you’re in, you can impress them with your talents. To get that call, it’s important you spend the time and energy to invest in good photographs. Headshot Photos and Model Comp Cards are one of your most valuable marketing tools, don’t skimp in this area.

ACTORS, WHAT IMAGE ARE YOU LOOKING TO CREATE
The image you create will say a lot about your “type” or how you will be “cast”, so if you’re looking to play that dark and sinister part, create that person in your photo. If you want to look professional, choose clothing that will reflect that- business suits, etc., you get the point. Choose clothing that will be consistent with the look you are shooting for. Your photo shoot is just like acting out a part- get into that role and act it out at your shoot.

MODELS, WHAT IMAGE ARE YOU LOOKING TO CREATE
Runway, bathing suit, clothing, lingerie, the image you create will say a lot about your “type”. If you want to work in a specialized area, your images need to reflect that look, so make sure you choose clothing that will reflect that. What you show is what you'll get, consider having multiple comp cards for different areas of work. I offer discounts if you want me to work with you to create different style comp cards from multiple photo shoots.

PICKING YOUR WARDROBE
Again, clothing needs to support who you are and your image. Especially for actor headshots, solid colors are always the best, avoid prints, polka dots, stripes, and try to avoid using white unless you will be in a setting that will allow your face to be the prominent eye catching focus of the photo, not the bright white top. Your wardrobe should compliment you. Deep V necks, straps or sleeveless tops etc., will give you a sexier look if that is what you are going for, and try to avoid clothing that doesn’t fit well or is hanging off your body unless that’s a specific look you’re trying to achieve.

When it comes to models, if you are looking for swimsuit modeling, then make sure you have as many swimsuits as possible for your shoot and likewise for any other work you may be going after.

THE FINER DETAILS: HAIR & MAKEUP
Hair and makeup greatly affect your image. Too much, or too little can make a huge difference in the final results. What would that character you’re trying to play wear; a business person would have a neat appearance and well defined or light make-up, where a young teen or young adult would have a light, fresh look.
You could do one of these three things:
  • Do your own hair and make-up
  • Bring your own professional hair and makeup artist
    (they should have experience working with a photographer and photographers lighting)
  • Use my professional makeup artist and hair stylist (fees for makeup & hair stylist available)

  • Once your hair and makeup are done, I will shoot a test shot to show you what you look like before getting started so you could check the look to make sure it’s exactly what YOU want. I like to take this extra step because it's important for you to be completely happy with your photos and the way you want to look in them.

    MOST IMPORTANT SUGGESTION
    Rest is BEST. Get plenty of rest the night before your shoot. The day of your shoot you allow enough time for your drive to either my studio or location. Feel free to bring music you like listening to if that will help get you in the right mood for your shoot. Also don’t forget to bring your favorite soft drink and energy bar snack if you think you'll need a little boost. Try to avoid any sources of stress. From experience, leave anyone or anything at home that would cause you stress, you need to be at your absolute best the day of your shoot. The only people allowed on set when I shoot are those there working with me and you. I don't allow spectators and you don't want anyone there that isn't working for you that day. When we start shooting, you need to be focused on what you are doing, not worrying about who's there with you.

    THE FINISHING TOUCHES: SAME DAY SERVICE (time & schedule permitting)
    If time permits, at the end of our photo session we will edit your images. You choose your *favorite(s), then color correction and any minor retouching necessary will be completed. Your finished *image(s) are now ready for reproduction.

    I look forward to our photography session and working with you. Ciao!

    * The number of images which are color corrected and retouched is determined by the number of “looks” you choose based on our fee schedule, and those you choose to add for an additional fee.



    We accept payment in the form of Cash or Credit Card for all services.

    NO IMAGES ARE RELEASED UNTIL FEES HAVE CLEARED OUR BANK ACCOUNT unless you pay with cash. If you require a quicker turn-around time on released images, then please use cash or consider making an advance payment.

    Deposits and advanced payments are encouraged to Guarantee Your Appointment, and speed up release of your final images when not paying with cash.

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