Capturing Male Modeling Headshots with Dramatic Looks

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By The Light Committee

As Published on Model Mayhem

If you are a male model looking to launch your career, you should consider the types of castings you would be ideal for. This could be anything from a clean beauty/fashion look to a dramatic street style look. Some models might be able to pull off both. So, what considerations exist if you are going for a dramatic role?

A social media photo shoot of a man in the arts district in downtown Los Angeles

The Look You Are After

While in modeling there might be many dramatic looks a male model might be cast for, generally there are three that appear top of mind. These are in the categories of fitness, rough around the edges, and street.

The fitness look is arguably the most common. Within this category one almost instantly thinks of many Nike campaigns. Such ads are always characterized by dramatic lighting with a strong message of success, ability, or character. A male model seeking to showcase they can pull off this type of shot needs to consider these aspects to include in their portfolio. CONTINUE READING