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The Headshot: The Secrets to Creating Amazing Headshot Portraits by Peter Hurley

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Chapter 9. Make ‘em Squinch

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Shelby Glazer

When I first picked up a camera and decided to shoot headshots, I noticed a major difference between the actors that needed headshots to get their career going and celebrity portraits that I saw in magazines. What I first noticed was that the celebrities seemed to ooze confidence and the actors that needed headshots in order to become the next celebrities, for the most part, looked out to lunch to me. I realized that it was the confidence that was missing, and the wide-eyed, deer-in-the-headlights look that was prevalent among the standard actor headshots didn’t cut it in my book. I saw a huge void between ...

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