Headshot Photographer in Ventura, California.
Theatrical and Commercial Headshot Photography
Headshot photography is a specialized field, to capture a persons energy and look along with an absolute honest representation of someone’s appearance requires exceptional skill with a still camera and lighting techniques. It also requires a photographer with the ability to connect with and bring out that personality and that look, and is willing to take the time to get “that shot”. Headshot Photographers also must have the insight of how that image will come across to that Casting Director or Agent who’s attention you are trying to catch. Daniel Colegrove has had nearly three decades of experience in the Visual Communication Industry and a deep understanding of people and how they perceive imagery. Headshots for Actors , Dancers, Models and Musicians.
The entertainment business is extremely visual, more so than any other profession. Your first impression more often than not, is the only impression you get to make. Though your headshot should be a flattering image, the headshot must look like you. If you send a picture to a casting director and you get called in, and you don’t look like your headshot, you automatically blow the audition (trust me on this, they hate a great head shot picture of someone that doesn’t really exist).
Don’t short sell yourself by submitting a snap shot rather than a professional headshot to casting agents or directors. It will get you nowhere, they just won’t take you seriously. From their perspective it’s just not worth their time.
This isn’t just a headshot it is your headshot. I have seen aspiring entertainers lined up in the street to get headshots done in Hollywood and Los Angeles. These are literally “headshot mills” you walk in the front pay your money they stick you in front of the camera you walk out the side door. “The finest headshot cannot guarantee success, but a “run of the mill” headshot is just one in a pile of many and certainly wont improve your chances.”
Work one on one with your photographer. Daniel takes the time to draw you out, capture your individualism and diversity of looks using multiple lighting and camera techniques. Just as important as the images visual impact is how and to who that images conveys it’s message. It’s not the head shot photographers style it is your style that is the focus.
Headshots for Authors, Writers, Radio Personalities.
They all want to know what you look like. Putting a face to the voice or text is an important way of connecting with and to your audience. An image created for this type of communication is absolutely critical… A situation where your personality precedes you look. An image that does not do your personality justice will in a word be no more that a let down.
Image has become more important in the business world. Some corporate employers are now asking potential employees to submit their Headshots when they are applying for a job (Yes this blew my mind too)…
A successful corporate headshot will provide a glimpse into the person’s character and will reflect a friendly, trustworthy and approachable personality. Many business professionals and businesses use headshots for: Annual reports, Print and Internet Publications, Corporate PR Press Releases, Brochures, Catalogues, Marketing Literature, Product Packaging… And yes Business Cards.
One of Southern California’s top Headshot Photographers is located in Ventura, Ca. Actor, entertainer, model, dancer and musician headshots and portfolio photography. Digital Headshot Photography in Studio or on Location located in Ventura, California (40 miles north of Los Angeles and 40 miles south of Santa Barbara). Color and Black & White head shots. Commercial and Theatrical Head shots, Publicity photos.
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Ventura County Headshot Photographer including the cities of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Port Hueneme and Oxnard, Ojai, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Fillmore and Santa Paula, and Camarillo, California. Santa Barbara County : Isla Vista, Goleta, Montecito and Carpinteria. In Los Angeles County: Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Westlake Village, Calabasas and Agoura Hills.