Backgrounds can either be plain or atmospheric and shoots can be indoor or outdoor using natural or artificial light. Backgrounds, expressions, and lighting used differs depending on the desired look/intention.
"The best headshots are neutral but will suggest an archetype that will help casters understand how to cast you." - Nancy Bishop, Secrets From The Casting Couch
While I sometimes use artificial light, the headshots to the left was created using natural light - like the majority of my images.
Zoe got her headshot done in January to use for her college summer theater program applications. She just got into the National Theater Institute's program at the Moscow Art Theater!
Chad got his headshots and a couple weeks later signed with LA Models!