My First Professional Headshot

Well, it wasn't exactly my first professional headshot. A few weeks ago, I sat in on my son's photo shoot for his first professional "theater" headshot. For years I've coordinated sessions and panel discussions for emerging actors. During this process I've heard a lot of great wisdom and expertise from theater directors, actors, and agents. But, never had I actually sat in on a photo shoot for a headshot. Luckily, I knew just the right person for the task. One of my colleagues is not only a director of a theater program but also an actress, has her own theater company, and just happens to be a professional photographer. Lucky is probably an understatement! We were given some tips in advance

Don't Apologize

In addition to overseeing the SEA program, I get the opportunity to work with my alma matter's Enactus Team. Enactus is an international organization comprised of students on college campuses across the world. Their motto is "ENTrepreneurial ACTion for Others Creates a Better World For US All." Our team's projects range from a coffee business where we work directly with Guatemalan Farmers to mentoring local high school students about entrepreneurship. What is unique about this organization is it attracts students from all majors but the majority do tend to be students from the business fields. At a recent meeting, we were going around the table introducing ourselves. Students were sharing t

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