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Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Importance of Hiring a Professional for Your Headshots

Head shot are extremely important in the entertainment industry and are not something to take lightly. Your headshots can determine whether or not you are considered for a role and can often depend entirely on your looks, which is why you do not want to skimp out on hiring a professional photographer. A professional studio photographer will know the exact angles, lighting, clothing, hair, and make up to provide to make your headshots marketable to potential employers.

In the case of headshots, the saying, "You get what you pay for" is an accurate statement. When you skimp out on professional photos because they may cost a bit more, you are also skimping out on quality. For high quality headshots that you can be proud to present, make sure you leave it to a highly experienced professional. Oftentimes, customers will complain about prices because they are unaware of the price high quality portraits cost today so anytime you hear Glamour Shots prices complaints, you should take into consideration the level of professionalism and quality you would be receiving.

When you use Glamour Shots for your professional headshots, you can expect come out with high quality headshots ready for your portfolio. It's also important to hire a trained professional due to their familiarity with the industry- they know what cast directors and employers want to see and what they don't want to see, such as minimal makeup and natural hair. If you're looking for headshots that will give you an edge over your competition, Glamour Shots may be the right choice for you.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Glamour Shots Kids Contests

Do you think your kid has what it takes? Glamour Shots offers photo contests on a regular basis where you have your child's portrait taken at a Glamour Shots location and enter it into an online voting contest to win a prize. These contests are a fun way to boost your children's confidence while having fun and getting great portraits out of the deal! Who knows, your child could even be the next Glamour Shots contest winner.

For example, Glamour Shots most recent contest was a summer kid's contest titled Guys & Dolls. Entrants ranged from ages 0-12. The portrait must have been from a session at a Glamour Shots store between July 16, 2012 and August 31, 2012 and hosts four age categories: 0-1 years, 2-4 years, 5-8 years, and 9-12 years. All entries are currently posted for viewing and voting on our website and online voting will occur between 9/14/12 and 9/28/12. National online contest age category winners and grand prize winner will be determined by a combination of the online voting and the judges input. Online contest winners will be announced on or around October 12th, 2012 on the Glamour Shots website. So what is the prize? The national grand prize winner will receive $1,000 in cash and a $1,000 Glamour Shots gift card. The other 3 category winners will each receive a portrait packaging containing 1- 8x10, 2-5x7s and 8 wallets of their winning photo.

Studio photography companies typically have a large online presence so you are able to check out Glamour Shots location complaints and ratings before you book your session to enter the next contest!



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