WHO DON’T LIKE TO POSE
HEADSHOTS LOS ANGELES
+ DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHER, VANIE POYEY
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LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR
🎧 Listen to this podcast where I was interviewed by Preston and Nadia of “No Business Like Show Business”. We discuss everything from how your essence and look effect your headshot choices to what not to do when retouching your images.
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[Professional Headshots by Vanie] I recently had a phone conversation with an actress who had just spent $150 on headshots, but her agents were not happy with the shots. After seeing them, they suggested she get headshots taken by one of the photographers on their preferred list. She told me that her favorite photographer on their list was too expensive, and that her NEW budget was $200. She'd...
[Headshots near me by Vanie] So you go get yourself some awesome headshots. You go home full of excitement, you look through all the photos, and you do what we all do when looking at pictures of ourselves... you criticize. Not the photographer of course, but yourself. Aisha...
| I do what I do because I want to help you succeed. I want to empower you with the tools you need to market yourself (read this article on popular headshot marketing looks in your age group). My goal is NOT to give you the most beautiful
but instead to give you images with personality.
I aim to give you professional headshots in Los Angeles that specifically showcase your range without pushing you against type.
My goal is to figure out your stereotype, your essence and to capitalize on it. I do this by consulting you, by directing you every step of the way and by producing specific marketing looks with an emotional range from theatrical to commercial. Click here to learn more about my team and visit my corporate headshots site where I also showcase lifetyle images for dating profile pictures and social media!
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS
“DRESS THE CHARACTER, NOT YOURSELF”
“Headshots are often the first impression casting directors have of actors. They see a thumbnail for a brief moment as they scroll through a large volume of submissions, and as an actor, you hope something about your headshot makes you stand out. But as top LA photographer Vanie Poyey tells us, it’s more than just taking a pretty picture. Knowing which characters you’re right for, as well as having a grasp of your overall brand, allows you to best market yourself as an actor. But how do you translate all this to your headshots? Poyey took time from her busy shooting schedule to give actors some guidance on the process.”
HOW TO GET AN EFFECTIVE HEADSHOT
Watch this interview with Hollywood talent manager, Wendy Alane.
Watch this interview with Melissa, founder of “Rock Your Reel”.
THE 5 BEST HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD?!
Watch this breakdown of top headshot photographers by photographer Gary Hughes.
THE TIA AND TAMARA SHOW
Watch this clip from the Style Network where I was selected to photograph Cree!
JUST ANOTHER IMMIGRANT
Watch Episode 3, from Showtime where I was selected to photograph comedian Ramesh Ranganathan.
“WHEN YOU’RE A MODEL, YOU POSE FOR THE CAMERA. WHEN YOU’RE AN ACTOR,
YOU ACT FOR THE CAMERA”