Choosing a Photographer

How do you go about selecting a photographer? This post may seem odd coming from a photographer (something about the fox in the henhouse comes to mind) so I’ll admit some of my views may be biased, if not self-serving – but I hope you’ll find value in at least some of the suggestions I have, and I’ll do my best to be as objective as possible.

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Portfolios for Entertainment/Actors/Musicians

There are many types of images that are appropriate for entertainers, actors, musicians, etc. Much of what is needed depends on how you plan on using the image. Here are some shots that should be included in your portfolio that reflect your look, personality, and who you are as an artist.

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Barry Braunstein
Tethered Shooting for Headshot Photography

For many people who are not used to being in front of a camera or performing, having a headshot taken can be uncomfortable. Part of the reason for this is that people often feel they either don’t look good in front of a camera, or can’t tell how they look. And while the photographer can provide direction, the subject is still left with doubt and cannot see the results.

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