June 3, 2016

Lights, Camera, Headshots!

Anyone in film can tell you, lighting is everything. Well, maybe not everyone but lighting sure is important. When it comes to headshots there are two different options: studio lighting or natural lighting. But which one is better? Well, there are pros and cons to both.

Natural lighting can bring out the most vibrant colors. So for blue eyes, green eyes and red hair natural takes the cake. However, make sure the background is clean and simple.

Studio lighting is consistent and the photographer has more control over the lighting and the background to ensure that there is a winner that comes out of the shoot. However, for more dramatic roles studio lighting can come out too flat.

Whatever you choose, remember that the headshot is the first thing a potential employer will see so make sure you capture your personality in the picture!