Headshot Monday Spotlight: Don Mike

During the Headshot Marathon, I had an amazing shoot with an experienced DC actor, Don Mike. He hosts a music event every Thursday at the Black Fox Lounge, something which you all should definitely check out. While we only had two looks to work with, we absolutely nailed it. He was fun to work with and very professional about the whole process.  

Photographer's tips:

Be careful if you're wearing glasses at a shoot; if they're not anti-glare, they could pose a problem with all the lights that could reflect back off of them.

BE YOURSELF! Don't overdue makeup or anything that will make you look less like your true self. In the end, it's better to go natural than to walk into an audition and be unrecognizable from your headshot.  Wow them with your talent, not with smoke and mirrors.ImageImageImageImage

Retouching

Often I am asked what happens with retouching. So here is a little information, so you have a better understanding. Here at Cedric Terrell Photography, we do our best to maintain the integrity of YOU, in your photo. So we keep it simples, especially on headshots. Our key things are: color adjustments, stray hairs, minor blemishes and other minor issues. We try not to go overboard.

Now of course, some people want more and so we give you more. But know our goal is to make you look like yourself.

Here is a before and after example of retouching on a headshot:

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