Before and After examples of appropriate retouching for a headshot. The retouching should be natural and should be done to remove any distractions and small blemishes.

Photo: Jennifer Hathorn

Its easy to get carried away and do too much retouching. Good retouching is to know when to stop. In the above example we cleaned up a few distracting fly aways (hair), cleaned up under the eyes a little.

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As actors you have one opportunity to make a first impression. It is a lot like online dating. If you send out a picture that is great but doesn't look like you, your date (casting) is gonna be disappointed. You won't get a second chance. But if you are able to capture your personality and the strongest aspects of your talents in that one frame, you'll find that there are a lot of people out there looking for someone just like you. SO, this blog is dedicated to getting you more dates, or rather auditions. We leave your actual dating life up to you. With over 30 years of experience in the photography and headshot business, I will keep you posted on the business of acting with an emphasis on photos.

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