JEAN-CLAUDE | HEADSHOTS - Best Los Angeles Headshot Photographer JEAN-CLAUDE | HEADSHOTS - Best Los Angeles Headshot Photographer

FAQ

Welcome.

Here's my promise to you: When you enter my studio, you become the most important person here.
I know how vital great headshots are to a working actor....And great headshots are exactly what we're going to create.



Here's how I work:


I am primarily a natural light photographer when it comes to shooting headshots. This has been the industry preference for many years now. I am more than capable when it comes to strobe lighting as well, so if that is the look you need, just let me know at the time of booking.

I am not a silent photographer. You will get feedback, direction, encouragement, and lame off-color commentary when you're in front of my camera. Whether this is your first session or you're a seasoned pro, I work under the assumption that everyone can use a little feedback when they're having photos taken.

I personally go through every image as part of my post-shoot cull. In this process, I crop, color correct, eliminate the blinks, the blurries, etc. The good stuff goes into an online proof gallery for you to go over with your agent, manager, grandma, spirit guide, whomever.

Get back to me with your retouch selections and then we'll take care of the final editing.
Final selections will be delivered to you electronically in both web & print resolutions.

A 50% deposit will confirm your booking date. Balance is due when we wrap your shoot.

While cash or check are preferable, I'm happy to accept credit cards as well. (+2.75%)



A few things to consider:

WARDROBE: Clothing choices are paramount to how your headshots turn out. Try to avoid busy prints, graphics, logos, or anything that distracts from your face. That being said, don't be afraid of a little color!

Regardless of how many looks we're shooting, feel free to bring in a large variety of clean, pressed clothes. You might think that you know what looks best on you, but sometimes what the camera sees will surprise you. So bring options!

HAIR & MU: I have several fantastic hair and makeup techs that I work with on a regular basis. I can't stress enough what a difference they make. Your yield of usable images will be exponentially higher with good hair/MU, not to mention what it does for your confidence.

Men, consider getting a hair cut before you come in. You might also want to come in with some stubble, then have a shave halfway through your session.

Ladies, touch up the color, trim the dead stuff, pluck/thread the brows, lose the sparkle nail polish, and moisturize. Actually, that last one goes for the men too.

It sounds simple, but make it a point to take care of yourself in the weeks leading up to your session. Get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, all that good stuff...It makes a difference!

Wrinkled clothes and bags under your eyes make for terrible headshots ;)



I know people say this, but don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. Even if they seem tiny.
I want you to feel comfortable and confident when you step in front of the camera. So don't be shy...Let me hear from you!