children's headshots

So Your Kid Wants to Be An Actor!

After the new year, I decided to take a closer look at my customers over for the last several years. I was astonished to find that almost 60% of my actor headshot clients are kids! I guess I hadn’t realized this before since most of them are between the ages of 14 and 21. And because they're usually a bit more confident and outgoing, I never felt that I was really photographing a child. Don’t get me wrong! Children are not bad to work with. I have two of my own, who I love dearly and pretty much forced them to pose for me so that I could practice my photography long ago. They’re all grown up now and assure me that they are not damaged psychologically!

I ’ve worked closely with their parents too. Every parent I’ve met and most of the kids realize that acting is a business endeavor and take their work pretty seriously.

Does this sound like you and your child? Is your family committed to the rigors of auditioning and performing and confident in their ability to weather the ups and downs?

 headshots for kids in maryland

headshots for kids in maryland

Here are a few resources that might give you some answers:

If you haven't been on the Backstage website Check it out. It's a great place to find a plethora of articles on child acting. Look specifically at the section called “bkids.

And just as important as learning about the business of acting, there are also classes and workshops in the area to learn how to act!

The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

Drama Learning Center

Imagination Stage

Good Luck and hope the babies "break a leg!"

Cheers,

Bonnie

Headshots for Performance Arts Majors

Headshots for Performing Arts Majors 

If your teen is applying to college and interested in theater or a performance arts program, chances are they'll need a headshot. Nowadays colleges and universities not only expect their potential performance arts majors to audition, but they also want to see a good headshot along with their application. College theater programs like Pace University, University of Michigan,  or locally Catholic University and Tisch School of the Arts, NYU are extremely competitive. Why not get a leg up on that competition by making sure your performing arts major headshot and college application meets those guidelines?

headshots for performance arts majors
performing arts major headshot 8x10

The standard industry size for an actor headshot is 8x10 inches. Modern digital cameras size images at 8x12. So as you can see, a little must be taken off the top and bottom of the image for correct sizing. After you've made your selection I provide minor retouches and size your image at 8x10 for printing. Be sure to check your headshot submission guidelines. Not all colleges and universities have the same digital image requirements.

If you need to have printed headshots you can upload the digital image (.jpg) to a printer who specializes in actor headshot reproduction. Here are a few clients have used and recommended:

To find out more about the college auditions process check out Matthew Edwards' The College Audition Blog. And read more about the college application headshot read Matthew's article here

Now go "break a leg!"

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