Unsure of which shots to reproduce?

So now you have seen your images from your photo shoot and there are just way too many good ones that you don’t know which ones to get reproduced for your headshots. Don’t worry, this is a “good” problem to have. It’s much better to have too many good ones, than the opposite. ¬†Imagine if you couldn’t find a single image you liked from the photo shoot…eek!

If you are faced with the “good” problem, 4×6 proofs are a great way to help narrow down that selection. It’s great to see the prints a little larger and to spread them out on a table and compare which ones are the stronger ones. Also, you can easily take those 4×6 proofs to agents, managers, friends, colleagues and others to help in the deciding process. Have them make little tally marks on the back of the proof. Show them to as many people as you can, the one with the most marks….wins!

Keep in mind, it’s always good to get the opinion of others as to what makes a good headshot. We all tend to see ourselves differently and the key to a good shot is to make sure you it represents what your going after. It’s not always the shot that you look the hottest or most coolest in. :-) Many times we get hung up on little things that others won’t even notice, the main thing is you get a headshot that is strong and that can get you work.

4×6 proofs are as little as $.99 each if you order 20 or more. Rays proofs are color corrected and adjusted to give you a better idea of what to expect should you pick that image for reproduction. You will be surprised at how coloring and printing can affect your decision in making the right selection. Often people will pass on an image because it’s too washed out or grainy or too dark.

Once you determine which shots are the chosen ones, you are ready to move on to the next step!

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