Written by Duane Ram –
In this current age of selfies and social media fame. Everyone with a camera seems to claim to be a photographer. With the advancement of technology, a simple filter or a quick edit can make most images look like they were shot by a professional. These images are both creative and fun, but if your looking to use them in your portfolio as a professional model they may not pass the industry professionals.
If your paying someone to shoot your headshot, be sure to check out their website and see how they shoot. Know the difference between a fashion and a commercial shoot. Depending upon the industry, the style and current trends can change. Do your own research and come prepared for the shoot.
Models and actors tend to be the group most associated with needing headshots. However, there are differences between the two, as well as within commercial and theatrical types. A professional photographer should have a clear idea about the markets in which the actor or model is looking to work. If they are aiming for multiple specific markets, it is advisable to create a different headshot for each. Commercial headshots on the other hand should have as broad an appeal as possible, while also taking into consideration the subject’s niche. The shot should appeal to the potential roles and jobs within that market. An attractive but not overdone model flashing a bright smile – taken from “What’s the Difference Between Actor, Model & Business Headshots?” Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team
On Sunday June 26 photographers David Alvarez, Robin Hagy, Oscar Vasquez and Frans Loriaux will be holding a photo-shoot session for models, actors, business reps, and anybody else wanting a professional headshot done. This is a one of kind event that professional models and actors in LA and New York pay hundreds of dollars for to shoot with one photographer.
David Alvarez is a professional photographer that also contributes as writer for the Sacramento Press. Alvarez specializes in Weddings, Engagements and Maternity photography. He has been an event photographer for Sacramento Fashion Week since 2011.
Robin Hagy enjoys capturing those unexpected moments, while bringing personalities to life. Hagy’s specialty is photographing pets, children and families in natural lighting.
Oscar Vasquez specializes in Wedding and Fashion photography. His objective is to capture the feeling of a moment, and never to force it into something artificial.
Frans Willem Loriaux II started as a model and is able to connect and relate that knowledge with models from behind the camera. He specializes in Fashion and runway photography shooting runway shows from Sacramento to Paris.
These four professional photographers will have their own station, and clients will be photographed by each photographer (15-20min). Clients will receive 3 digital full resolution files of the edited/retouched headshots from each photographer, giving you 12 shots from 4 different styles from one event. This gives you variety, a chance to work with different photographers, and to practice your modeling as well.
RSVP tickets only available online through eventbrite. Click here !!
Headshots fee: $120 per client
Makeup artist and hair stylist: $40
Turnaround for photos will be 21 days and under.
Questions, contact Frans Willem Loriaux II via FB or F.Loriaux@gmail.com