Remember to play to your strengths. If you find yourself repeatedly cast as a super villain or a soccer mom or the maid from across the street, and you’re happy with it, take this in to account when going for new headshots. I’m not suggesting you go full costume—far from it. But think about subtle ways you can reinforce your “type” in your shots. For example, if your often cast as a business person you might want to choose attire that suggests this while keeping the headshot basics in mind. The important thing is to maintain a balance. You don’t want to take this too far and add in props or introduce wardrobe or makeup that’s going to distract from the most important aspect of the shot—you. A good headshot photographer will help you find the happy middle ground.
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