A great headshot is a necessity for performers like actors to bring to auditions. Scott, Thompson and Reid (pictured above, respectively) are all actors, who have recently hired me to photograph headshots for them.
Reid and Thompson both studied theatre at University of Waterloo and acted on stage for Stratford Festival.
Scott, on the other hand, studied Acting for Film and Television at Niagara College and then moved to Toronto to start a career in voice acting. He ordered a number of prints from me and within a couple weeks, landed representation by Fountainhead Talent Inc. Scott’s professional headshots showed potential agents that he takes his work seriously and give them a sense of his personality, even before they heard his demo reel.
After getting the news about his new agent, Scott left me a comment:
Thank you Ben so much for your support throughout this process. I would gladly recommend anyone who is seeking good headshots to talk to this man! Ben was professional, passionate, and punctual. Within the same day as our hour long shoot, I was alreadyreceiving polished final cuts of the pictures through e-mail. Within a week, I had a lovely series of very high quality prints (I imagine Ben pulls them out of some magic hat at his home) which I was super eager to send out to potential agents. Within a week, I had already received word from one of the agents, seeking to have a meeting with me… WOW! I cannot thank you enough, Ben, for your great work and for your huge heart! Thanks so much, friend!
With social media becoming an integral part of networking, professionals in all fields are utilizing Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well as personal websites to expand their professional network. Image is everything and in order to show potential employers and clients that you are a professional who takes their business seriously, a cropped cell phone photo of you at last year’s Christmas party isn’t going to cut it. Your online profile is like a handshake with hundreds or thousands of professionals who will get you to where you want to take your career. Make their first impression of you a good one.