Month: August 2012

Before & after: understanding the headshot process

So you want to get a headshot as a means of developing your career. Maybe you’re an actor who is looking to get a big part in a movie or you’re a realtor who wants to create a personable and approachable ad campaign presence. Regardless of the application, a headshot can make or break your chances of getting that next job or snapping up that potential client.

A quick Google search will come up with dozens of local headshot photographers who seem to offer similar things in the way of perks or value and choosing the right one can become a daunting task. The key to a great headshot is that you like your image and that it conveys a natural (literally and figuratively speaking) confidence to your prospective audience. It is with that aforementioned reasoning that we painstakingly hand edit all of our images instead of just throwing them into skin correcting software. The potential pitfalls of utilizing automatic programs in the post processing workflow are numerous and include: loss of skin texture, flattening of facial features, plastic appearance of skin and over sharpened outlines.

We here at Highline West understand that your headshot is a vital aspect of your profession and we pride ourselves on not only providing you with a superior image but also on building a relationship with you that will span the rest of your career.



Welcome to Highline West!


This blog will be a place for you to stay updated on all things Highline West. Our random thoughts, things we find interesting and useful information about headshot photography will all be deposited here. Vince, Nhi and A.J. are the creative individuals behind the scenes and the goal of this company is to work with you to develop a top quality headshot that will represent the very best version of you. If you haven’t had a chance to browse the main website or are interested in more information, please do not hesitate to drop a line via any of the usual pathways (Twitter, Facebook, Email etc.).

Now that all of the formal information is out of the way, we thought it would be fun to leave you with a photo of us enjoying the spoils of crashing a VIP party…. and paying the price.

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