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|Patrick Chai is a professional headshot and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles, providing professional headshots, actor headshots, digital headshots, commercial and theatrical headshots, and lifestyle portraits in the Los Angeles, Southern California areas. He serves West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Culver City, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Silverlake, Los Feliz, etc. With experience and creativity, Patrick brings a unique approach to headshots, shooting in outdoor locations reminiscent of theatrical film stills. He consistently works with both new actors and talent signed with the top agencies and representation in the area.|
|Patrick's passion is Photography. He put on hold many other career paths to focus on what he truly loves doing, telling a story with his camera. He has been taking headshots of people from all walks of life. From Doctors to Real Estate Agents, this local headshot photographer has helped hundreds of people get an affordable headshot. Elevate your professional presentation with a professional headshot, you are more likely to be successful in marketing yourself. Patrick will sit down with you to talk about the headshot session process. He will make you feel comfortable in order for you to reveal your personality through his lenses. If you allow Patrick to capture the true you, you are bound to end up with a very professional headshot that represents the true you and that will allow you to market yourself. Give your local headshot photographer in LA a call right away. Contact your local headshot studio in LA at (214) 500-0858 or visit us at our Headshot Photography Studios at 2471 Sawtelle Blvd. #204, Los Angeles, CA 90064
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PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS IN LA
Choosing a professional headshot photographer in Los Angeles can be a daunting task. There are many to choose from and their headshot style and price can vary significantly. Patrick Chai has many years of experience not only as a headshot photographer in LA, but also as a professional photographer for many influential entertainment magazines and many up and coming actors and actresses. Headshots in LA require a unique style and keen visionary eye to end up with the best representation of you.
The whole purpose of a headshot is to get you the opportunities that will open the doors to auditions and work. Headshots are the primary tool for actors to promote themselves as well as professionals that want to market themselves in any service industry such as real estate, corporate positions, Dentists, Doctors, etc. First impressions count, impress with a professional headshot from one of Los Angeles most experienced Headshot Potographers.
ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE
Enhance your professional Image with an affordable headshot from Patrick Chai, an experienced headshot photographer in Los Angeles. With a great headshot photographer like Patrick Chai you will be able to get great headshots that will communicate your casting or professionalism. For any service-oriented business, from legal services to design to coaching, from editing to real estate to marketing, prospective customers or clients need to feel a sense of connection and trust and confidence before they will consider doing business with you. If they meet you in person, you have that chance to connect with them and start to create a relationship. But what if their first contact with you is not in person, but on your website or from looking at your headshot?
There are many elements involved in starting to create that sense of trust and confidence online. Simple things, like making sure you have no typos, have a huge impact. A site that is easy to navigate, copy that makes sense and engages people – all of these elements and others work together to create that critical first impression.
But one of the most important and effective ways to make a connection with your potential clients or customers is to have a great picture of yourself, a picture that captures your personality and draws people in. This isn’t appropriate for every business, but for many, a great picture of you is a powerful way to start to build rapport.
Let’s face it, we all are much more likely to do business with people we like than with those we don’t like or don’t feel connected to, and a great picture can instantly create that feeling of affinity, and have us thinking “that looks like someone I’d like to know!” A bad or boring picture can also be a real turn off.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HEADSHOT
Come looking your best when you come to our headshot photography studio. Our Headshot Photographer can give you invaluable tips to prepare and come ready to a LA Headshot studio shoot. If you are an actor, actress or a professional that wants to effectively sell and market yourself and your skills, then you most come professionally dressed with the proper attire just as if you were going to sit in an interview with a Director of a movie or the CEO of a corporation or simply your regular clients. Dressing professional and getting enough sleep are just one of the good tips for a great headshot.
In general, make sure the look matches your brand e.g. horror writers in pink frilly dresses just don’t cut it! Trust your headshot photographer. You have hired a pro for a reason. They will take a lot of head shots, maybe thousands and many of them will be terrible. That’s ok.
They know what they are doing. Trust them and let them guide you in terms of location and positioning. Patrick will do everything possible to make you comfortable and will give you tips based on what type of headshot you are looking for.
Patrick will bring out your personality, your soul, out in every headshot he takes. He will portray your professional confidence and personality through the lenses. Allow Patrick to get to know you briefly so that he can help you the most to stand out in your headshots. Patrick will also work with you in terms of location of the shoot and what to wear or even how to act to get that great headshot.
A GREAT HEADSHOT OF YOU
The goal of a great headshot is to showcase you looking your honest best. To this end, there are several ingredients that make great headshots stand above the simply average. Patrick has many years of taking headshots in LA. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when selecting a headshot photographer in Los Angeles.
First, the headshot has to look professional and refined. It takes skill and talent to get the proper soft lighting, sharp focus, and expert composition that a talented headshot photographer provides. Expertise in color correction and subtle retouching also serve to make a headshot stand out. Achieving all this is difficult with amateur equipment and techniques, but even some professional headshot photographers will fall short. It is very important to choose a headshot photographer who demonstrates in their portfolio the skills and talent to deliver a great headshot.
Next, the headshot has to look natural. People are very attuned to the sincerity of a photograph. If the pose, expression, lighting or composition of the shot looks forced or unnatural, it will undermine the purpose of having a headshot in the first place.
To look natural, it is important that you feel comfortable with the photographer and the photography process. On location or in the studio, a peaceful, relaxed environment will help, and Patrick will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. Patrick will make you feel as comfortable as possible and will work with you until you get the professional headshot that portrays your personality and your soul. Patrick will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Whether you're a professional model or a camera-shy business person, a great headshot photographer will help you to feel and look natural on film.
Looking natural doesn't end with the shoot, however. It's also important that the photographer knows how to make natural looking adjustments to the image afterwards. The camera sees differently than our eyes, and therefore adjustments need to be made in post-processing to give the most natural result. There is both an art and a science to perfecting the image without making it look processed. Patrick Chai's Professional headshots in Los Angeles only use the latest technology to get you the best headshots of you.
Lastly, but just as importantly, the headshot must reflect your personality. Only you can bring your personality to the shoot, but a great headshot photographer can help spot it, capture it, and be sure it comes through in the final result.
You're the star, so make sure you find a photographer that understands this. Find someone who demonstrates in their portfolio a range of personalities that seem true to the subject. Take some time looking at different photographer's headshot examples; see if you can get a feel for each subject. Try to sense whether you think the photographer will accurately capture your unique personality.
To help with capturing your personality, talk a bit with your photographer about what you want to convey in your headshot. Think about which facets you would ideally like to represent about yourself. Is it sharp intellect? Good humor? Trustworthy business skills? Style? Warmth? Sensuality? The lighting and composition techniques will be different for each.
WHAT KIND OF CAREERS BENEFIT FROM A GOOD HEADSHOT?
There are so many careers that can benefit from a great headshot, it would be hard to list them all. Doctors, Lawyers, Corporate executives, Realtors, and Journalists almost always require a great headshot. For models, actors, singers -- any performer in fact -- having a killer headshot is an absolute necessity.
There are countless other careers that can benefit too: pretty much anyone who has a public face. If your clients or customers see you, then a professional headshot will help plant your face more firmly in their mind. If you are auditioning or meeting with agencies, a superb headshot will help you stand out from the crowd. In either case, a great headshot will serve to put a real human face with your name.
Of course, it is important that the headshot is of the highest quality. Anyone can distribute a picture of themselves, but if it doesn't convey the proper image, then it won't be a benefit. Creating a great headshot may seem simple, but like so many things, the little details matter.
WHAT PRICE WOULD YOU PUT ON YOUR HEAD?
Your headshot is one of the most powerful business tools that you have at your disposal. A great headshot will communicate professionalism and show how “business ready” you are, it will also enable people to engage with you and actually help you to raise your profile. If you have one of those headshots that your friend took at the last party how will people tell recognise you if you hadn’t been wearing a name badge, then it’s a sure sign you need to think about speaking to a photographer – and fast!
Let’s think for a moment about why people look at your portraits in a business sense. They want to see who the person is behind the company, who they will be doing business with. They don’t want to see you with a funny hat on, or you at your friends party – they want to see the professional person they’re going to be dealing with on a daily basis. This means that your headshot needs to fit your brand and business.
Try this – Make a list of how you’d like your customers to perceive you and your business professionally (for example in my case: approachable, friendly, creative, warm and professional). Take a look at your photo – does it communicate any of the things you listed? Chances are you need to invest in a professional headshot.