How to find a Fantastic headshots photographer:
Finding a "headshots photographer" (or any photographer) now a days is not tricky. Finding the "right" headshots photographer is, and that's precisely because photographers are so common and the photography field is extremely competitive.
If price is your main concern, you can always find "cheap" or "budget" headshot photographers nowadays. And by that I mean photographers willing to provide their services for what seems like a really good super low rate. This can be good for your pocket book, and in some arguably rare cases, can yield fantastic results. But in many cases, actors who resort to hiring the cheapest headshot photographer they can find end up regretting it afterwards.
In some cases, this is because the "professional" photographer (and by "professional" photographer, I mean someone who makes a living primarily from taking photographs) they thought there were hiring was, in fact, someone simply claiming to be a professional in order to attract their business.
The fact that the photographer charged so little for their services was a sure sign that they didn't really value their own work and experience highly enough to charge a reasonably rate for it.
Ultimately, it doesn't matter whether you hire an amateur or professional so long as you as you get the type of quality work and services that you're looking for. And if you're careful in your search, you can have great success with both. Every professional photographer started off as an amateur.
Just be careful when it comes to choosing a photographer entirely based on price. Do you really want to shoot with a photographer who doesn't value their own work highly enough to charge a reasonably rate for it? Probably not, but it's entirely up to you.
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