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Professional Headshots in Atlanta

A professional headshot is a small investment that reaps big rewards. There are many reasons to have a professional headshot done. First of all, one will get noticed, as first impressions do count. Second, a headshot can be used for many purposes such as:

  • social media, especially LinkedIn
  • websites
  • business cards
  • brochures
  • dating websites
  • model portfolio
  • actor portfolio
  • resumes
  • prints
  • a gift for a significant other

In a recent LinkedIn blog

the following tip was given: Your profile picture can be one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn presence. Our research shows that just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others. Typically, we’d recommend having a professional photographer take your headshot. A professional will make sure the lighting is flattering and that you are putting your best foot (or rather face) forward. On average, this will cost you between $200-$400. You can read more about this blog here.

Atlanta is a hot bed of activity with its new movie industry sweeping the state.

My daughter and one of her friends recently got parts in a popular TV show and a movie by sending their headshots to the film company. A headshot and a full body shot is usually required for the film industry. Selfies generally do not make the cut. A properly lit and casually-posed photo are required to get a foot in the door. Even to work as an extra or a stand-in requires a professional headshot. The movie industry in Atlanta is rocking and is always looking for extras. To look for work in this industry, check out this website.

A recent discovery has been the significance of a professional portrait on dating websites.

Just for fun, I checked out one recently and found almost 90% of the photos were poorly done: under-exposed, distracting backgrounds and poorly posed. A professional portrait increased the number of winks by almost four times. It is important to have a powerful first impression when looking for a new love, and a professional portrait will certainly be a good first step.

Lightscapes Portrait Studio, located in Duluth, Georgia, has been in business for 21 years.

We specialize in headshots for business, models, actors, dating websites and more. We strive to make every client feel relaxed as soon as they enter our studio. We are unique because we have a brick and mortar studio with dozens of backdrops and looks waiting for you. We also have the Eyelighter, a special tool to enhance and add a sparkle to the eyes. We are open Tues – Friday from 10-6 and host a “Headshot Happy Hour” every other week or so on a weekday from 5-7. Our next one is Wednesday June 28 from 5-7. Headshots are discounted 25% during this time.

For more information on Lightscapes Portrait Studio – The Atlanta Headshot Photographer – visit our website.

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How to be an Extra in Georgia’s Film Industry

Bellwood Quarry, located just a few miles west of downtown Atlanta, is a 100-year-old granite quarry surrounded by acres of wooded land. It served as the survivor's camp in season one of "The Walking Dead," and acts as several locations in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

Bellwood Quarry, located just a few miles west of downtown Atlanta, is a 100-year-old granite quarry surrounded by acres of wooded land. It served as the survivor’s camp in season one of “The Walking Dead,” and acts as several locations in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.”

Georgia is becoming the new “Hollywood” with its growing film industry.  Movies and TV series are being produced in Georgia daily with regular shows as “The Walking Dead” being filmed in Senoia and other Atlanta locations. Just last week a movie starring Tom Hanks was filmed at Gwinnett Tech. Julia Roberts and Jennifer Anniston have been regular sights in Norcross filming their new movie.  The impact on local businesses has been phenomenal, with some small businesses now reaping the rewards of entrepreneurship working solely for the film industry.

Have you ever thought of working as an Extra in the film industry?  Now is you chance as hundreds of extras are needed on a weekly basis. Per the Film Industry website  There is a need for everyone—old, young, heavyset, thin, all ethnicities—so having some photos at the ready is advisable, whether taken by a friend or a professional photographer. Casting companies want to see what you look like, so keep backgrounds simple.

At Lightscapes Portrait Studio, we know just what they are looking for and have a special program for extras. The casting agency requires that you submit a headshot, a full body photograph, clothing and shoe sizes and body measurements. Our package includes the headshot, full body shot and measurements.  Our rate is just $99 for the package.

For more information on working as an extra in the Film Industry check out the resources below:


For Casting Companies visit the websites below:

Additional Resources*

Casting TaylorMade

CL Casting (Facebook only)

Extras Casting Atlanta
(404) 865-3330

Hylton Casting

Marinella/Hume Casting

New Life Casting

Rose Locke Casting

Tammy Smith Casting
(404) 433-7616