Recently I met the beautiful Elise Drinkwater. She’s graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts dance program and now she’s in the big bad world she needs a good head shot. Head shots are necessary for agents, directors, etc to gain a clear view of what a performer looks like. They need to clearly see your ‘assets’, as in, how long your hair is, your frame, and strengths/main features. Elise has a gorgeous heart shaped face, perfect skin vibrant eyes. Her hair frames her face beautifully and she has a very natural poise and elegance about her. What I’ve discovered about head shots, is that the smile is neither teethy/grinny, and no smile at all. There’s a certain sereneness required and the expression needs to be inviting. You need to speak to the viewer through your eyes, you need to look alive, but also composed. You know, that kind of ‘you want me‘ expression. It’s confident, but not cocky.
Have a look at Elise in action on her showreel here. She is just gorgeous to watch in action.
Elise was happy…Thank you so, so much! I couldn’t be happier, you’re one speedy and talented lady!
Good luck Elise!!