The definition of “headshot” (via Wikipedia) is: “A photographic technique where the focus of the photograph is a person’s face. A headshot is a specific type of portrait. A headshot is an image that portrays a person as he/she is, however simple or stylized the image might be. In contrast to the head shot, an environmental portrait would portray a person with elements of his life such as his work, interests, etc.”
Headshots are used in the entertainment, modeling, corporate and business communities and are valuable for a wide range of applications including entrée into theater, film and television careers as well as use in corporate annual reports and press releases. Every serious professional should have a headshot of themselves at the ready.
Constant updating of headshots are as important as the quality of the image. This results in an expressed market need for capable and competent headshot photographers.
This “Lighting for Headshots” seminar will step you through the basics of clean, professional lighting techniques that are vital for every portrait photographer to master. Light source selection, lens, backgrounds, light modifiers, lighting patterns and posing techniques are some of the critical subjects covered.
Pamela has worked in Radio, Film, TV and more. Her motto in life is to make life around her more positive.
Starting Jan. 2018 Pamela became the new Account Manger-west coast for Westcott. Westcott has been known for high quality photography lighting products and now are coming out with more lights for the cinema world. Pamela is excited to bring years of experience in both film & photography to an outstanding company. Before Westcott she worked as an account executive for Atomos on Sales/Marketing/Business Development and continues to teach filmmakers how to be better at what they do.
She currently teaches and assists at various conferences such as NAB, Photoshop World, WPPI, Sundance, PPE, Adobe Max and will be teaching several classes in April at NAB.
In my spare time she writes for Photofocus and produces/ co-host the podcasts when not on the mountain snowboarding.
Pamela has tech edited books on Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator & Motion. She has also worked on set with Oscar and DGA winning Directors.