Internet Dating Headshots
The exact same type of head shot that will lift off an actor’s career to land a role in “The Producers” or “Sex in the City” will work also as successfully for someone who wishes to use it for Internet Dating! The 2 incentives are the same! To be NOTICED, and WITH GREAT INTEREST! To convey WARMTH, APPROACHABILITY, and a type of ALIVENESS that all Jinsey’s photographs do naturally!
Jinsey is a natural light photographer who shoots in her floor-to-ceiling windowed Tribeca apartment living room. “Because I don’t have to use flash,” Jinsey says, “I’m able to catch action much faster by using my motor drive. That’s why everyone’s eyes are so alive and full of spontaneity! A flash makes it really difficult for people to feel at ease. With flash, they’re sitting there holding a stiff smile thinking, ‘ Ok, when is she going to take the picture??’ Then the flash happens and they think ‘Phew! It’s done!’ That’s exhausting for them, and it’s not an easy way to catch a candid moment!
The way I shoot, I can take up to 7 shots per second! My client will break into a laugh, and I’ll get all the different expressions leading up to the big smile! We call it “running the gamut” where I shoot people starting with a soft smile and then they grow into a natural laugh! That way all the shots are of people DOING something naturally, rather than posing!”
Says Casting director Anita Guerra, “However she does it, whether it’s by relaxing people or her use of lighting, she has the ability to catch people in the candid moment when they are relaxed and their eyes, which have to communicate 90% of the personality, have a bright and alert look to them even if the person is not smiling.”
Contact Jinsey today for more information about photography for internet dating.
Meet a Top Casting Director, Manager, and Photographer. Get Invited to More Auditions by Improving Your Resume. Your headshot and résumé are your calling cards. A top-shelf photographer, manager, and casting director offer advice on getting the right shot and putting together the perfect résumé. Bring your current headshots and résumé for evaluation by these experts. Jinsey Dauk, Photographer Jinsey Dauk has been a headshot photographer in NYC for 25 years. An actor and a former Ford model, she studied and then taught photography at Wake...read more
Jinsey was recently featured in an article from Backstage magazine about New York headshot photographers. It’s all in the eyes! Here in their headshots, actors Rhonda Jensen and Miguel Perez are both open, approachable, warm, and engaging. They emit a spirit, a personality, and a feeling. That’s exactly what you want in a headshot—you want the casting director to feel all that. Because I shoot with natural light and not flash, it’s easy for clients to feel more natural themselves; they are spontaneous and being, not posing....read more
Dr. Erin Walker, PhD www.erinwalkerphd.com Jinsey recently completed a photoshoot for a New York City based psychologist, Dr. Erin Walker, who specializes in psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. The photos will be used on her new website and needed to portray her as professional, approachable and...read more
Jinsey and a few of her clients explain her process and what set Jinsey’s photography apart from the rest!read more
Inside Edition, the long-running television newsmagazine program on CBS, presented a segment about the popularity of online dating and how some users are having professional headshot photos taken to create a more successful online profile. Jinsey is interviewed as a photographer who specializes in headshots and has taken many effective shots for numerous clients to portray them in flattering natural light and improve their chances of finding romance...read more
If your Match.com date looks better onscreen than in life, here’s why When the first calls came in, says Jinsey Dauk, a photographer known for natural-light head shots of actors, she was puzzled. The clients were “sort of vague,” she says, about why they needed portraits. Eventually, the truth emerged: They wanted flattering photos for their Internet dating ads. Since then, says Dauk, it’s turned into steady work, primarily from professionals in their thirties and forties. “We mostly do big-smile shots—Here I am! Not so much...read more
By all accounts, Jinsey Dauk is one of the five or six most successful head-shot photographers in New York City. Of the roughly 150 photographers who work in this lucrative field – taking portraits of the city’s aspiring actors – Dauk is among an elite group. Just step inside her small apartment in New York’s Greenwich Village and the difference is apparent. While most head-shot studios are equipped with high-powered strobes, complicated gaffing rigs or backdrops in view, Dauk’s combination of home and studio is...read more
Dauk strives for the active rather than the passive at a shoot. “A lot of actors don’t like having their picture taken because they think it’s about posing,” says Dauk.”But it’s not like that at all; it’s doing and being. Actors are really at home with doing and being because that’s what they do on stage, and it’s what I’m trying to do with my head shots.” By Jill Charles All Photos by Jinsey Dauk Dauk’s method of getting an actors spontaneity stems from the fact that...read more