Headshots. Every actor knows how important a headshot is, it’s a first thing a casting director see, not your resume or reel, but a headshot.
I do internship in a place, where I can see what headshots actors submit, and sometimes it’s 😱🤦🏻♀️ I know how expensive making headshots with a super professional photographer could be. But good photos are definitely will pay off in future!
A little tip: you can make your headshots for free🤫 Tons of groups on FB, where photographers would offer a free photoshoot. Why? Maybe they are new in that or they need to try a new camera. Also you can find photographers for free on ModelMayhem.com, it’s called TFP (trade for picture). Before shooting google many headshots and bring to a photographer that one you liked, try different photographers.
The most interesting part starts when you need to choose what headshots you should put on your acting profile🧐🤓 Recently on a workshop I attended I heard an interesting idea: ❎ do not choose a headshot that you like
❎ do not choose a headshot that your Mom likes ✅ choose a headshot that tells a story ☝🏻
What story do you wanna tell as an actor?! Figure out who you are and even before making headshots discuss with a photographer what you want to show on your photos. How to do this? Sometimes we can’t see ourselves objectively. Look at roles you like the most, what characters are your favorite, what parts you cast more often. And I don’t mean a Mom role or a lawyer, doctor. I mean what characteristics has your favorite character, moms can be different too🙈 You can ask you friends, fellow actors and your coach, what they see in you🧐 And that would be your thing!
I’d really appreciate If you take a moment and look at my headshots. What do you see in it? What qualities, characteristics, what roles you would cast me for? Maybe there’s something common in all of my headshots? It’d help me a lot!😘😘😘
P.S. I know on some headshots I look younger, on others-older, all of that pix were taken less than a year apart, it’s just how different make-up, hair style and clothes make you look differently. And it’s even not all of my headshots😱😂🙈 #actress #actorslife #hollywood #headshot