Lydia's Journey BEYOND Hollywood

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Know Anyone?

I had an audition this week for a commercial! Can you believe it?? I don't remember the last time I went out on a commercial audition! It was for Chase Bank, and for the "Hispanic market" - meaning it will air on Latin channels like Univision, Galavision, etc... It was fun! I played a woman who was very happy that she got her new chase credit card so she can purchase a washing machine. So she goes around town giving away all her quarters. It went well....
I'm desperately trying to find a new photographer! I need new color headshots like yesterday - and I'm pretty particular in what I'm looking for. I don't like very busy backgrounds - but I don't like the photo to look flat. I like a clear shot that says something...and I've seen many different photographer websites, but nothing really speaks to me. So if anyone has a recommendation, I'm open to all suggestions! Please help!!!!
Other than that, not much else is happening. Kinda slow, and it's frustrating - but I'm trying to stay positive. I signed up for more workshops in September, so maybe that will generate some auditions.


Blogger Melissa D. Madison said...

Hey pretty lady!

Here you go:

Click on "Gallery"... honest to God there's a GANG of photographers with their websites.

I must worn's addictive and you can really get a good sense of what industry standard is now.

Best of luck to you! :)


10:36 PM  
Blogger Stephon Fuller said...

Hey Lydia,

I've shot with John Ganun twice.

Good luck!


5:01 AM  
Blogger Frances Uku said...

my NYC headshots work great for me in LA, but if i were looking to shoot here, this is the guy i'd run to in a heartbeat: Blake Gardner Photography

all the best with your decision-making!

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Jesse Daly said...

Lydia -

The photographer that I have had several casting directors & agents recommend is Paul Smith. and in my opinion, he is a wonderful headshot photographer. When I have some money, he is first on my list.

Stay away from Kevyn Major Howard - agents and CDs HATE his photos, I have heard several state "I do not call in people who have his headshots - they NEVER look like their pictures!"
He is incredibly expensive and makes everyone look like an a-list supermodel - makes no sense.

A few other ones to check out: (brads site does not show off his best work - 2 friends shot with him to amazing results!)

1:23 PM  
Blogger Melissa D. Madison said...


(He's also on Argentum's site)

2:41 PM  
Blogger Shenita Moore said...

I concur on John Ganun! I just started using his shot again.

- Shenita.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Bruno Amato said...

Lydia, I shoot with Brad Buckman too, and I don't know if it's because I shoot with him so often, but he let's me go in for just one look sometimes, so I don't have to pay for a whole photo shoot, and I think his prices are reasonable, and then Argentum gives you a 20% discount because of Brad too...

2:09 AM  
Blogger Mister Heitz said...

Vanie Poyey Photography

Enough said. :P

6:58 PM  

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