The first one is pleasing. The second photo is kinda strange with the facial expression. If the second one had a different setting and outfit, it would be kinda cool though. You make a point with the mean girl thing. I just wouldn't use it as an avatar on anything.. might confuse people.
What sort of work are you trying to get with this headshot?
For acting, my agency selected 4 headshots (3 are in my port) with different emotions portrayed and they will use the appropriate one for the role when submitting me. For modeling, I just want to show a variety of expressions. Trying to show I can be expressive!
Will Snizek wrote: The first one is pleasing. The second photo is kinda strange with the facial expression. If the second one had a different setting and outfit, it would be kinda cool though. You make a point with the mean girl thing. I just wouldn't use it as an avatar on anything.. might confuse people.
Don't want to be confusing! I'm really a nice person! So that's 2 votes for the 1st one!
Thanks for all the input! I was leaning toward the 2nd one too, but I like to hear others opinions. The only thing I didn't care for in the 1st was that my eye is partly covered. It makes me want to push my hair back just looking at it! But it's still a good pic and different from the ones I have already.
Very nice shot
Few things seem slightly off for my taste
Chin could be raised ever so slightly
Move models left arm off to left more, rather then in front
Wish it was a solid background with out the window [or what ever it is]
Top seems bunched up by left arm pit
Lipstick seems off on upper lip, models right side, like its missing on outside edge
Would really love to see super sharp eyes
Sorry, I dont know if I will answer your question but maybe aas I write it will come out
but the pics have focus issues - perhaps its the retouching. your lower chin line is so soft, The hair seems to be in focus but not your eyes- I see a lot of skin (face) retouching in your port and it seems to be here as well or the camera got it wrong.
In the first pic the sweep of hair near your eye bothers me and the second seems to be in a haze of sorts.
The red color is too pronounced for my taste in actor head shots as it over whelms you to a degree and the top itself is kinda complicated.
You are commercial material so a big genuine smile is really needed. The second shot may be of -the neither here nor there... type.
When submitting to CD its better to use ONE head shot for most roles- why? As a young actor you need to get into the memory banks of the CD's head and varying your photos will interrupt their memory process. Some industry professionals here in NYC feel it can take 6 or more viewings of the same head shot before it finally seeps in to long term memory.