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Are these "Virtual Headshots"?

We are so much BETTER than virtual headshots
for the simple reason that this is a


If you Google "Virtual Headshots" you will find many companies that will edit a picture taken by you in a way that they say is good enough to be a headshot.  That might work for some social media and business purposes, but it is so much LESS than what you get with Nautic Productions.

"Virtual headshot" companies just ask you to send in a picture that you took of yourself (or a friend took of you) and the company will erase or blur the background, then send that picture back to you.  Whoopee. That is NOT good enough!  A good headshot is one that captures your personality.  A picture of you that cries out to the casting director, "PICK ME!"  It needs to be a great picture of you that shows what a wonderful person you are, while also meeting all of the industry standard needs.  Unfortunately, casting directors routinely reject the majority of would-be actors because of the poor quality of their headshots.

With me, you get a full PHOTO SHOOT! I am the photographer. I will help you with lighting, angles, hair, wardrobe, expressions, posing, character, looks, and so on. It is as if you went into a photographer's studio ... except you didn't. The pictures are taken in the comfort of your own home. This is a totally new process, and after you look at the samples below I think you'll agree it's worth trying!

You will need a cell phone camera, a tripod or other support, bright natural lighting, and a blank wall background. The pictures are taken on your own camera, using a FREE app that you download. We "meet" through a Zoom call at a scheduled time that works best for you, and spend about an hour doing the shoot. After the shoot, all of the pictures upload from your camera to me automatically, so that I can turn them into audition-winning headshots and send them back to you.

The true magic of the art is done first, when the photographer works with you to elicit the right expressions and "looks" from you. Let's face it, an app can't do that -- even most photographers can't do that, so going to a studio is no guaranty of good results. And then further magic is done when the photographer creates the headshots from the raw photographs. Again, this is an art, not a science, and even many so-called headshot photographers are clueless about what you really need. I have an acting degree in addition to years of photography experience. I know the acting world (I've even taught acting for years), and I know how to capture that SPARK that you need in your headshots. 

Examples? The headshots below were all taken by me through the process described here. Same with all of the headshots on the main page.

If you like what you see, trust the process.


Whether you are looking for commercial headshots or theatrical (legit) headshots, this process is worth trying!

I am a professional photographer AND actor. I know what you need.

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